by John D. Guandolo
A high school social studies teacher in Texas recently told his class “ISIS does not represent Islam.”
This is an objectively untrue statement. Parents expect teachers to teach students information which is materially true.
Maybe U.S. public schools have an understanding of Islam that is exactly opposite of the truth because the man who worked with the Department of Education to help them determine what information would go into public school text books about Islam was a financier for Al Qaeda who is currently in federal prison – Abdurahman Alamoudi.
Maybe U.S. public schools have an understanding of Islam that is exactly opposite of the truth because in 2005 President George W. Bush initiated the “Access Islam” program for grades 5 through 12 which promotes Islam and teaches a sanitized version of Islam’s barbaric doctrine.
“Access Islam” was developed by the U.S. Department of Education, is federally funded, and is promoted and distributed by the National Public Broadcasting Service and Ohio State University.
Through “Access Islam” U.S. public school students are encouraged to wear Islamic garb and say the Islamic statement of faith aloud in school.
Some are pushing back against this nonsense.
Truth in Textbooks is a citizen-run group which reviews text books across the country. Their work is impressive and critical to taking back our schools to teach truth about America’s founding principles as well as hostile ideologies which threaten us.
Truth in Textbooks began their work in Texas – home to many textbook companies – and found hundreds of factual inaccuracies in numerous widely used textbooks.
Some of the inaccuracies related to Islam.
For instance, the National Geographic World Cultures and Geography text book for 6th graders taught “When Islam came to Africa beginning in the A.D. 700s, some Muslims began to capture and sell Africans to North Africa and Southwest Asia.” Truth in Textbooks points out “Islam didn’t ‘come’ to Africa, it arrived by military conquest. No mention of the size and duration of the Arab Muslim slave trade.”
The book went on to teach “Islam spread through expansion of Muslim rule and through trade,” to wit Truth in Textbooks notes “Omitted is that Muslim rule expanded by jihad conquest.”
Learn more about Truth in Textbooks and their successes in having textbooks edited or removed by clicking here.
Parents are encouraged to challenge teachers teaching information which is objectively false.
A good approach might be to ask teachers why Islamic schools in the United States teach muslim children that jihad is one of the three duties for all muslims and must be waged until sharia is the law of the land in America, yet U.S. public schools teach non-muslims exactly the opposite.