From CBNNEWS.COM October 9, 2008
Public Schools Teach the ABCs of Islam
By Erick Stakelbeck CBN News Terror Analyst
CBNNews.com – Several recent studies have shown that American students are alarmingly ignorant about U.S. history and world events.
Experts have contributed the problem to everything from failing schools to substandard teachers.
But what about content?
For instance, did you know that Muslims discovered America? Or that Jerusalem is an Arab city? That’s just some of the “history” that students in America’s K-12 classrooms have been taught in recent years–with the help of taxpayer money.
A new report by the non-profit Institute for Jewish and Community Research finds that American high school and elementary textbooks contain countless inaccuracies about Christianity, Judaism, Israel and the Middle East.
The Institute examined 28 of the most widely-used history, geography and social studies textbooks in America. It found at least 500 errors.
One book ignored the Jewish roots of Christianity, saying the faith was founded by a “young Palestinian” named Jesus.
Another stated as fact that the Koran was revealed to Mohammed from God.
Yet another said ancient Jewish civilization contributed “very little” to to the arts and sciences.
Textbooks like these are used by millions of schoolchildren in all 50 states. Sandra Stotsky–now an endowed chair at the University of Arkansas–has seen some of them firsthand.
Stotsky was a commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999 until 2003. In that role, she helped set standards for students and teachers on the K thru 12 level. Stotsky wrote a book about her experience called “The Stealth Curriculum.”
“We heard from a number of groups who were outraged because they didn’t want what they called a ‘Euro-centric’ version of history,” said Stotsky. “They literally wanted an Islamo-centric version of history. Which means you look at the world from the perspective of Islam and you don’t talk about any negative aspects of Islam.”
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(…) “You have a lot of politically naive teachers– (…)
“Saudi donations to American universities should be seen in a much larger picture of Saudi promotion of a Saudi point of view,” said Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia. “Whether it be Islamic or political, the Saudis have a point of view. And they have been very clever and very generous over the decades to promote that point of view.” (…)
Among the textbooks the Saudi-funded Harvard Center recommends for schoolchildren is the Arab World Studies Notebook.(…)
The Notebook has come under fire for negatively portraying America and Israel while whitewashing Islam. It’s been banned by some school districts. “It’s very difficult to find any discussion of ancient Israel–that it actually existed in time as a country,’ Stotsky said of the Notebook. “That it had a king, that it had kings. That King Solomon existed, that Jerusalem was established as their capital city. It would discredit even the founding of the state of Israel by claiming that it was imposed by European or Western powers.”
One of the Notebook’s most controversial claims was that Muslim explorers beat Columbus to the New World. Older versions state that some Native American chiefs even had Muslim names, like Abdul-Rahim. (…)
WE MUST KNOW WHAT IS TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS. KNOW YOUR TEXTBOOKS…YOUR TEACHERS…STOP THIS MADNESS!!