Farmville, North Carolina has given their high school seniors Commonc Core aligned lessons on Prophet Mohammed and Islam. Some parents and students would like to know why.
“It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class said, according to Todd Starnes. “If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school – how is this appropriate?”
The lessons came from an Islamic vocabulary worksheet which was assigned to seniors.
The lesson read that the exercises would provide an opportunity to expand vocabulary by reading about Mohammed and the Islamic word. some of the vocabulary included were astute, conducive, erratic, mosque, pastoral, and zenith in sentences about the Islamic faith.
“The zenith of any Muslim’s life is a trip to Mecca,” one sentence read.
Another fill in the blank:“There are such vast numbers of people who are anxious to spread the Muslim faith that it would be impossible to give a(n)___ amount.”
One concerned parent said:
“What if right after Pearl Harbor our educational system was talking about how great the Japanese emperor was?” the parent asked. “What if during the Cold War our educational system was telling students how wonderful Russia was?”
The parent said the material was classwork disguised as Islamic propaganda.
“It’s very shocking,” she said. “I just told my daughter to read it as if it’s fiction. It’s no different than another of fictional book you’ve read.”
The school district – Pitt County – said it came from a state workbook aligned with “Common Core standards for English Language Arts.” “The course is designed to accompany the world literature text, which emphasizes culture in literature,” the statement read.
The lessons promote religion, however, and only one religion. The school dodged when asked if they treated other religions the same way and there is no evidence they do. More information can be found in Todd Starnes piece by clicking this link.
We are seeing isolated incidents of parents throughout the nation complaining about Islamic indoctrination in their children’s textbooks. The reasons for their concerns seem to center mostly around history and social studies texts that lean heavily towards Islam without any counter weight from other religions. The complainants also state that the texts actually teach the religion.
Most surprising is the small scale of objections being raised about books that leans towards indoctrination and way beyond promoting understanding and knowledge.
Dr. William Saxton, Chairman of Citizens for National Security (CFNS) issued a 92-page report on errors in one such book titled “World History” by Ellis Esler. It was reprinted without the indoctrination in Florida because of parental complaints.
Saxton said that Islamic fundamentalists have been successful in infiltrating social studies and history texts in Florida and in other states.
CFNS is the country’s leader in the struggle to rid K-12 public-school classrooms of Islam-biased textbooks – and getting unequaled results. But Dr. Saxton states: “It’s going to be a long, uphill battle, and we can’t stay in it without financial support.”
This is the result of 50 years of infiltration to erode our cultural and societal norms according to Saxton.
Saxton believes that the Council for Islamic Education, which he calls an arm of the Islamic Brotherhood, exerts influence on U.S. textbooks from both ends. The “bad guys” act as go-betweens, lobbying publishers on behalf of school boards and school boards on behalf of publishers. They sit on the committees that choose the textbooks and act as editors and advisers to the textbook industry.
He provided a summary of the kinds of problems his task force found when researching the problem:
“…because humans rejected Allah’s earlier messengers, Allah sent his final revelation to Mohammed.” [task force note: “This de-legitimizes Christianity and Judaism by turning Jesus and Abrahm into Muslims, and marginalizing them.]
“Women, as wives and mothers, have an honored place in Saudi Society.” [task force: “It is well known they are limited members of Saudi society.”]
“Jesus was offended by what he perceived as Jewish religious and political leaders’ excessive concern with money and power…” [task force gloss: “Sets Jesus in opposition to Jewish leaders using some of the worst stereotypes of Jews as justification.”]
“The land now called Palestine consists of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.” [“Self-serving inaccuracy speaks for itself.”]
He said it is not limited to Florida – it’s epidemic. He first noticed the extent of it in his grandchildren’s textbooks in California.
When asked if he was overreacting, Saxton said, “Make no mistake.They’re out to kill us. They’re out to sabotage our miserable nation. And they’re right on schedule.”