Saturday, August 03, 2013

Islam Favored over Christianity: Florida Textbook

The Brevard County Public Schools is defending its use of a history textbook that declares Muhammad is the “Messenger of God” and teaches that Muslims follow jihad as a duty.  The textbook does NOT present Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and makes no mention of the Resurrection.
“They promote Islam at the expense of Christianity and Judaism. It blew my mind to see the kind of propaganda, the pro-Islam information that’s in this book – at the expense of Christianity and Judaism.”
-- William Saxton, Chairman, Citizens For National Security
For background, read Studies Show American School Textbooks Biased in Favor of Islam

For further background, read Teaching Islam in Georgia Schools Challenged and also read New York Educators Dis Christianity, Favor Islam as well as Prayer Back in Wisconsin School - Muslim Prayer, That is

In addition, read
Public School Teaching Islam Closed by Minnesota

-- From "Florida school under fire for pro-Islam, anti-Christian history book" by Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times 7/29/13

“The book has a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism,” said Rep. Ritch Workman, in Townhall, about the Prentice World History textbook. “It’s remarkably one-sided.

Mr. Workman said the textbook, which has been on the Brevard County schools’ approved course list for three years, also rewrites the history of Islam. He looked through it and found the authors “make a very obvious attempt not to insult Islam by reshaping history,” Townhall reported.

“If you don’t see it from the eyes of a parent, kids are going to take this book as gospel and believe that Christians and Jews were murderous barbarians and thank God the Muslims came along and the world is great,” he said, as Townhall reported.

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From "Lawmaker says Brevard school textbook favors Islam" by Mackenzie Ryan, Forida Today 7/25/13

The textbook, which has been used in Brevard for the past three years, devotes a chapter to Islam, with sections including the rise of Islam and the building of the Muslim empire. Conversely, Christianity and Judaism do not have their own chapters and instead are referenced in paragraphs embedded in other sections.

School board members Amy Kneessy and Andy Ziegler promised to review the textbook, which is published by Pearson, a well-known printer of textbooks.

Pearson spokeswoman Susan Aspey said the company and its authors adhere to "the highest editorial standards when creating course materials, which undergo a rigorous review process."

Robin Miller, who is going into her second year teaching at Eau Gallie High, said she noticed that the book referenced Islam more than Christianity when she used it in class, but received no complaints from students or parents.

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From "School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad 'God’s Messenger'" by Todd Starnes, 7/31/13

“An analysis of one textbook cannot provide a balanced understanding as to what the students in Brevard Public Schools are learning throughout their academic careers,” spokeswoman Michelle Irwin [Brevard Public Schools] said in a statement.

She also pointed out the book was among those approved by the state of Florida and that parents as well as community members were given the opportunity to review the textbook before it was adopted.

School Board member Amy Kneessy told Fox News she had a chance to read the textbook and she was especially troubled by the section about how Muslims treat women.

The textbook said under Islamic law women are spiritually equal, although they may have different roles and rights.

The textbook published large passages from the Koran, but failed to include any Scripture from the Bible. . . .

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Also read President Obama Praises Islam for Making America What It Is as well as Muslim Beheads Christians in New Jersey per Koran