Hundreds will protest Islam lovefest history textbook foisted on high school students

WFTV-screenshotsBy Eric Owens:

On Florida’s Atlantic Coast, some 200 or more local parents and activists have announced plans to show up at Tuesday’s Volusia County school board meeting to protest the public school use of a world history textbook that devotes a whole chapter to Islam but exactly zero chapters to any other religions.

The textbook, called simply “World History,” contains a 32-page chapter fondly devoted to “Muslim Civilizations.” Sections include descriptions of the Koran, the growth of the Muslim empire and the Five Pillars of Islam.

The planned protest will include a demand that students rip out the 32 pages of the Islam chapter unless the school district agrees to provide students with a similar amount of officially-sanctioned material concerning other religions, reports local ABC affiliate WFTV.

The seeds for the Wednesday protest were reportedly planted after an unidentified local mother started a Facebook page demanding that local, taxpayer-funded schools stop using the textbook.

The district indicated that it will continue to use the controversial book.

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As a school district spokeswoman noted, one reason school districts select this book is because it covers information required under Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards—the state’s version of the Common Core.

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800 Public Libraries Bringing Islamic Propaganda to your Children

wvwcmjbooksby JANET LEVY:

This is a dangerous companion program to Common Core and CSCOPE designed to indoctrinate your children and grandchildren about Islam.  As part of a National Endowment for the Humanities program funded by $150 million of our taxpayer dollars, 25 books and a DVD are being provided to 800 public libraries.  No books are included on Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.

Islam is a totalitarian, misogynistic, supremacist doctrine that teaches Muslims to deceive and kill non-believers.  There is NO feature of this hate ideology that teaches brotherly love, compassion, tolerance or service to mankind.  The goal of Islam is complete submission with three options for non-Muslims:  conversion, dhimmitude or death.  

Circulate the information about this dangerous, subversive program throughout your communities and organizations.  

We MUST stop the stealth jihad to subvert Western laws and values and eliminate ALL human rights.

Janet Levy ~ Los Angeles

Colorado: American Library Association teaching librarians how to push Islam

via Gilpin Library Footnotes | The Mountain-Ear

Larry Grieco, Librarian – Gilpin County

Having just returned from a two-day workshop on our new “Let’s Talk About It:Muslim Journeys theme, Literary Reflections,” I’m enthusiastic about getting the word out, as well as introducing you to the five books in the series. Dr. Nancy Ciccone, chair of the English Department at the University of Colorado, Denver, and I are working together for the third time on a “Let’s Talk about It” series.

Nancy and I didn’t have to travel far, this time – just to the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver – to hear project scholars develop the content, andcoordinators from the American Library Association recommend effective ways to implement the project. We joined more than 75 representatives from other libraries around the country who received this “Let’s Talk About It” grant, many of whom were accompanied by their local scholars.

The series here at the Gilpin County Library will be offered beginning January 11, 2014, with the first book, “The Arabian Nights,” as the topic of discussion. This book is also known as “The Thousand and One Nights,” and was compiled during the Abbasid caliphate (750-1258), “regarded as one of the glorious periods of Muslim civilization because of its significant contributions to scientific knowledge, cultural arts, engineering and architecture, and general intellectual innovation.”

The fourth session in the “Let’s Talk About It” series, to be presented on Feb. 22, is “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood,” written by Fatima Mernissi. This is a coming-of-age memoir “depicting traditional life in a harem in Fez (Morocco)…which explores the social boundaries that become fault lines in the debates over the borders between childhood and adulthood, public and private, and male and female.”

What every young American girl needs to learn about – life in a Muslim harem . The propaganda is being pushed in more than 800 taxpayer funded libraries across the United States.

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Visit your local library today and see what you find. Request some of Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Oriana Fallaci and other books be carried and on display as well.

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
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Janet Levy, MBA, MSW, is an activist, world traveler, and freelance journalist who has contributed to American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Full Disclosure Network, FrontPage Magazine, Family Security Matters and other publications. She blogs at www.womenagainstshariah.com

 

Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

20130301_Texas_textbooks_largeBy Michelle Malkin:

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists “freedom fighters” and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as “terrorists”?

Here’s the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.

That’s because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls the textbooks, teaching guides and tests controls the academic agenda.

That is how the propagandistic outfitting of students in Islamic garb came to pass in the unlikely setting of the conservative Lumberton, Texas, school district. As Fox News reporter Todd Starnes noted this week, a 32-year veteran of the high school led a world geography lesson on Islam in which hijab-wrapped students were banned from using the words “suicide bomber” and “terrorist” to describe Muslim mass murderers in favor of the term “freedom fighter.”

Madelyn LeBlanc, one of the students in the class, “told Fox News that it was clear her teacher was very uncomfortable lecturing the students. ‘I do have a lot of sympathy for her. … At the very beginning, she said she didn’t want to teach it, but it was in the curriculum.’”

But the headline-grabbing injection of moral equivalence into social studies and American history is just the tip of the education iceberg.

Top-down federalized “Common Core” standards are now sweeping the country. It’s important to remember that while teachers-union control freaks are on board with the Common Core regime, untold numbers of rank-and-file educators are just as angered and frustrated as parents about the Big Ed power grab. The program was concocted not at the grassroots level, but by a bipartisan cabal of nonprofits (led by lobbyists for the liberal Bill Gates Foundation), statist business groups and hoodwinked Republican governors. As I’ve reported previously, this scheme, enabled by the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” funding mechanism, usurps local autonomy in favor of lesson content and pedagogical methods.

One teacher described a thought-control training seminar in her school district titled “Making the Common Core Come Alive.” A worksheet labeled “COMMON CORE MIND SHIFTS” included the following rhetorical muck:

–The goal of curriculum should not be the coverage of content, but rather the discovery of content. … If done well, Common Core will elevate our teaching to new heights, and emphasize the construction of meaning, while deepening our understanding of our students.”

–”In our classrooms, it is the students’ voices, not the teachers’, that are heard.”

Blah, blah, blah. In practice, Common Core evades transparency by peddling shoddy curricular material authored by anonymous committees. It promotes faddish experiments masquerading as “world-class” math and reading goals. Instead of raising expectations, Common Core is a Trojan horse for lowering them. California, for example, is now citing Common Core as a rationale for abandoning algebra classes for 8th graders. Common Core’s “constructivist” approach to reading is now the rationale for abandoning classic literature for “informational texts.”
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Obama interested in ‘Allah-is-God’ curriculum

cscopeby John Griffing

CSCOPE, the controversial online curriculum  that taught “Allah is God” and currently is used in 80 percent of Texas  school districts, has caught the attention of the Obama administration’s  Department of Education.

A source in the Texas education system has told WND that Common Core  operatives in the U.S. Department of Education are actively pursuing CSCOPE as a  way around the Texas legislative process.

Texas is one of the few states still resisting implementation of Common Core,  Obama’s national standards initiative, which many feel is a transparent attempt  to nationalize education and progressively control classroom content with  minimal parental oversight.

Implementation of Common Core is known to have been made a condition  of school systems’ receipt of federal dollars under Obama’s “Race to the Top” program.

CSCOPE recently has come under fire for evidence  of what sources claim to be radical content and secrecy. Now new information  of such a radical agenda has surfaced showing CSCOPE connections to Obama  mentor and self-acknowledged terror group member Bill Ayers.

WND has documented a strong  link between Ayers and CSCOPE heavyweight and Common Core advocate Linda  Darling-Hammond. An unrepentant terror group member (and known Obama supporter,  financier, and ghost-writer), William “Bill” Ayers was part of the notorious  Weather Underground which attempted to bomb the Pentagon in the seventies. After  9/11, Ayers was interviewed by the New York Times, and was quoted as saying  he had “no regrets.”

Ayers gave Darling-Hammond an enthusiastic  endorsement for education secretary when Obama was first elected. Ayers has  worked extensively with Darling-Hammond on many of the same projects, even  editing her work.  Both are part of what some education experts have termed the “small schools  movement,” which allegedly emphasizes “emotional” responses and output over  factual mastery.

Darling-Hammond is mentioned throughout CSCOPE literature, has given  innumerable lectures on behalf of CSCOPE, and was part of Obama’s educational  transition team. She is a primary advocate and proponent of Common Core in  Texas, and observers see the acquisition of CSCOPE by the U.S. Department of  Education as a logical next step.

This scenario has alarmed those concerned about classroom content  accountability. Previously, WND reported  how CSCOPE lessons promote Islam, teaching conversion methods and presenting  verses from the Quran that denigrate other faiths. In CSCOPE curriculum, the  Boston Tea Party is likened to an act of terrorism on par with 9/11. In the wake  of the Newtown massacre, the Second Amendment is portrayed as a “collective,” not an individual right, despite the Supreme Court’s recent rulings to the  contrary.

The CSCOPE website has posted a response to concerns about certain lesson  plans, including an extensive discussion of the Boston Tea Party. But critics  say that such lessons should never have appeared in the first place.

Sources within the Texas education system recently informed WND that Wicca,  thought by many to be akin to witchcraft, was being taught in CSCOPE curriculum  alongside Christianity, but was removed before the news media could access it, a  fact which represents one of the biggest concerns for followers of CSCOPE.

CSCOPE apparently immediately deletes controversial content once leaked,  making it impossible at any one time to know exactly what students are learning  and in what order. Defenders of this process say that this responsiveness to  public scrutiny is a form of self-auditing. Others have said that it simply  leaves parents, teachers and those in charge of curriculum oversight powerless  to stop agenda-driven lesson plans and the damage the ideas therein might do to  students.

WND has documented numerous instances of lessons being deleted after their  use in classrooms.

When it was discovered that Islam was being given preferential status as a  part of a study on the world’s major religions, CSCOPE administrators deleted  the lesson plan and associated PowerPoint in the presence of two sources,  leaving no trace online.

However, through available technology, documentation of this lesson plan and  other such controversial content has been retained and reviewed by Texas  educators and WND.

See the  lesson.

In CSCOPE World History/Social Studies, Lesson 2, Unit 3 under the heading, “Classical Rome,” students are told that Christianity is a “cult,” and given a  link to a BBC article saying the early Christians were “cannibals,” i.e. the  Eucharist, which students are then led to conclude is the reason for Roman  persecution.

See the lesson.

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