This one goes out to :iconkajm: and :iconlady-warrior:. Lady warrior for pointing out one of the articles and Kajm for this involves climate change.
You know that little part of the constitution? You know the one where it says there say be no establishment of a main religion and church and sate shall remain separate? Apparently Muscums didn't get the memo that it includes them and the separation of Mosque and state.
So anyway a disgruntled bunch of concerned parents have got concerned about what their kids are learning. For example the pages of the history book has some parts of history edited or omitted.For example it categorizes America as a Democracy instead of a constitutional Republic. It lists Humans as being directly involved in climate change and the most disturbing is how it handles Islam.
For example in they claim the book praises Islam over Christianity and even other religions. For example the crusades are depicted as they are normally; a bloody conquest into the Middle East filled with rape and murder and all sorts of other fun things and goodies. On the flip-side however, Jihad is taken is a less violent voice. It is described as a "Spiritual struggle against oneself, in order to overcome obstacles. Not a holy war."
The group is also pissed of the distortion of facts. For instance Israel is put out to be the aggressor. For example it describes the U.S forcing Israel to withdraw from the Suez canal to end the "Invasion." Painting the picture that Israel was the aggressor when in reality is gave up that land willingly. It also states that it "prods" Israel to be part of the peace process, setting the image that Israel is the problem with the process.
They were at least able to get the climate change out of the school books: "And as of yesterday, the last publisher agreed. So climate change denial is out of the textbooks."
The battle continued before the board on Tuesday. Texas Eagle Forum vice president MerryLynn Gerstenschlager suggested promoting climate change was part of a United Nations agenda, claiming, "The climate change debate is not about saving the planet, but about the redistribution of wealth."
However things go farther than the textbook. Recently in the story given to me by :iconlady-warrior: a group of parents received an ultimatum from the school, They have to send their children on a field trip on a "cultural tolerance lesson" on Islam or their kids will be pegged as racist. A tough demand given the kids are EIGHT YEARS OLD. So now they have to learn about Islam or else they are an evil racist and we can't have that. Forget that Islam isn't even a race. Why get stuck on little details like that?
"Community School were outraged after they found out that if their children decided not to attend a controversial field trip, they would be officially deemed racist. The trip was to a religious workshop about the Muslim faith, and administration warned that a “racial discrimination note” would be added to the students’ school records, should they fail to join.
And of course the parents themselves have to pay for this shit.
“I was shocked by the letter. To be told my kids have got to attend this workshop is disgusting,” said Tracy Ward, a mother of four. “Everyone should have a choice but that’s my opinion and I don’t want a stain on my kids’ record as a result.
“To be told we had to pay for the trip as well was just a kick in the teeth,” added another parent. “How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age. It’s going to make them feel like little criminals.”
Afraid of the disturbance they’d caused, the school quickly retracted their statement, saying instead that it was “important for children to learn about cultures and religions other than their own.”
Bullshit. It's one thing to be multi-culti. It's another to say we must be tolerant so cough up some dough so we can indoctrinate your kids and if you don't it must be because you're a racist. You know they are supposed to harsh on religion in school for a reason. I'm going to be straight here. Children are idgets. There's no other way to say it. They are idgets.
If a teacher gets in the front of the class, drops the holy Koran on their desk and announces that we are learning about the holy Koran guess what's going to happen. The kids are going to go home and tell their parents what they learned from allah, their magical sky-friend. This the reason for the separation. So that your kids are not indoctrinated in one religion.
And if you think that's bad there was a "quiz" on Islam given in a North Carolina school. Just for fun I shall post it for you and you can answer it for fun if you so choose ;P . Post your answers in the comments if you want and I'll tell you your grade. Let's begin shall we.
1. Islam at its heart is a _________ religion.
2. Most Muslims ________ is stronger than the average Christians.
3. In the 70s and 80s Islam returned as a political force with both a _________ and ________.
4. ______________ are _________ to western civilizations _________ and ______________.
5. Muslim _______ are rising in ___________ and _____________.
6. __________ is compatible with western civilization and democracy.
7. In order to stop terrorism we need to ___________ and avoid _____________.
8. No where in the ________ does it say to martyr yourself with a _____________.
9. Experts say it will become the __________ religion in the world someday.
10. ________: a __________ waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; it entails self and spiritual discipline.
11. The majority of Muscums ______________
Links: http://americannews.com/school-filing-racial-discrimination-against-students-who-refuse-muslim-education/, http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/11/18/battle-over-textbooks/19246779/, http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/11/13/mom-outraged-at-sons-hs-propaganda-most-muslims-faith-is-stronger-than-christians-158621