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Public Schools in Florida teaching Muhammad is “god’s messenger”

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Indoctrination in the public schools. This is, by far, the most dangerous and insidious forms of stealth jihad. Education about Islam is critical in order to prepare the next generation for the long war. Proselytizing (dawah) isn't teaching.

History books are scrubbed of centuries of jihad wars. There is no mention of hundreds of millions of vicitims of jihad wars, land appropriations, annihilations and enslavement. Current event courses omit the vicious persecution, oppression and slaughter of non-Muslims living in Muslim countries.

During the Republican primary race for President, I exposed an Islamophiliac curriculum instituted in Texas under Governor Rick Perry. Many of the weak and spinelesss in the right-wing blogosphere attacked me mercilessly. But they were wrong. I was right. This indoctrination is poison.

School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad “God’s Messenger” Todd Starnes, FOX News August 3, 2013

School officials in Florida are defending a textbook that declares
Muhammad as the “Messenger of God” after critics accused an Islamic
education group of launching a stealth jihad in American public school
classrooms.

The Prentice World History textbook being used in Brevard Public
Schools includes a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on
Christianity or Judaism.

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According to a copy obtained by Fox News, The ninth grade textbook
declares that Muhammad is the “Messenger of God” and instructs
students that jihad is a duty that Muslims must follow.

“Jihad may be interpreted as a holy war to defend Islam and the
Muslim community, much like the Crusades to defend Christianity,” the
book states.

The textbook published large passages from the Koran, but failed to
include any Scripture from the Bible. And while the book  makes
declarations about Muhammad being God’s messenger, it does not make
declarations about Jesus being God’s son.

“Some believed he was the messiah,” the textbook noted in an entry
about Jesus. The book noted that He was later executed, but failed to
mention His resurrection.

Brevard Public Schools defended the textbook and said it provided a balanced view of world religions.

“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 said in a
statement.

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She
said the Prentice Hall World History textbook incorporated a review of
the origin of Christianity and Judaism – subjects covered indepth in
sixth grade classrooms.

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.

The book has been used in the classroom for the past three years without any complaints – until now.

Susan Aspey, a spokeswoman for the book’s publisher, told Fox News the textbook is balanced.

“Pearson and its authors adhere to the highest editorial standards
when creating course materials, which undergo a rigorous review
process,” she said. “A review of the book shows there is balanced
attention given to the beliefs of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

William Saxton, the chairman of Citizens For National Security, testified
before the Brevard, Fla. School Board, warning them that the book
rewrites Islamic history and presents a biased and incorrect version of
the Muslim faith.

“They promote Islam at the expense of Christianity and Judaism,”
Saxton told Fox News. “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.”

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Saxton said he believes the inclusion is deliberate and he placed the
blame an organization that was once called Council on Islamic
Education. The group works with education officials and publishers to
produce chapters on Islam for American textbooks.

But today, the Council on Islamic Education is known as the Institute on Religious and Civic Values. It’s founder, Shabbir Mansuri, is listed as an academic reviewer on the textbook used in Brevard County.

In 2001 the OC Weekly newspaper in
California interviewed Mansuri about comments former Second Lady Lynne
Cheney made lamenting the amount of time schools were spending teaching
cultures that were not American. Mansuri took her comments as a personal
attack.

“For the past 11 years, Mansuri has waged what he calls a
‘bloodless’ revolution: promoting an increased emphasis on world
cultures and faiths – including Islam – inside American junior high and
high school campuses,” the newspaper reported.

Saxton said he is highly suspicious of Mansuri’s organization and questioned why they changed their name.

“These people are dedicated to getting this language into the
textbooks,” he said, noting their new name is “benign and does not sound
“threatening or Islamic. “But the same people are running it.”

Saxton said they are hearing from concerned parents across the
country – and the complaints have generally been the same: public school
textbooks that favor Islam over other world religions.

“It’s a form of stealth jihad,” he said. “(Jihad) is not just blowing
up buildings. It’s more subtle. I began to understand that one of the
ways the bad guys are trying to threaten our way of life is through our
children. The Islamists want to get to the hearts and minds of our
kids.”

Saxton’s all-volunteer organization launched a nationwide study in
2009 to root out what they believed to be Islamic bias in American
school textbooks. He said they found as many as 80 textbooks that
overtly promoted Islam.

Last year, the Citizens For National Security was able to get a similar book removed from the classroom in Palm Beach County.

“In short, you are using an Islam-biased, flawed textbook that has
neither partially nor fully been corrected,” he told Brevard County
school leaders.

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A spokesman for IRCV told Fox News they would agree to an interview but never returned repeated calls.

In 2009 Mansuri found himself facing similar accusations of promoting
and glorifying Islam – accusations he strongly denied in an Orange
County Register interview.

“IRCV is recognized within the education community for our expertise
in teaching about world religions,” he told the newspaper. “This
expertise stands from our long-standing interest in religious liberty,
religious pluralism and the practice of faith within a civic social
framework.”

He blamed the criticism on “children of 9-11,” who were miseducated, the newspaper reported.

Saxton said the Prentice Hall textbook is riddled with errors. He
especially took issue with their definition of jihad. The book called it
a personal duty for Muslims and a way to defend their faith.

“Violent Islamic groups have used jihad for centuries,” he said. “The
9-11 attacks were an example of jihad as terrorism, not self-defense.
Declarations of jihad have been made for purposes of violence against
Christians, Jews, Americans, British and fellow Muslims hundreds of
times.”

The textbook also alleges that “Muslims consider Jews and Christians to be ‘People of the Book.’”

Saxton said in practice, Jews and Christians have been subjected historically to violence and murder by Muslims.

“Christians and Jews are permitted very few of the rights and freedoms that the Muslim majority is allowed,” he said.

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

“This content is confusing at best and intellectually dishonest at
worst,” he said. In Egypt and other Arab countries, women may not be
employed in the private sector because they belong in the home. Women
are stoned to death under Sharia law in Iran for adultery.”

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.

“I was really disheartened,” she said. “To see such a blatant
misportrayal of how women are treated in Muslim countries, I found
disconcerting.”

Kneessy said there seems to be a double-standard and found evidence
of bias in a number of passages – especially when it came to religious
wars.

“When wars were involving Jewish people or Christians, some very hard
adjectives were used – like ‘massacre,’” she said. “Whereas when it was
a Muslim group, it was ‘occupy’ or a very innocuous term.”

She said the school has an obligation to be fair and balanced when teaching history.

“War is never clean and tidy,” she said. “Wars are bloody. People die
and bad things happen. The facts need to be reported fairly from all
perspectives.”

Kneessy said she plans on asking the entire school board to reevaluate the textbook.

“I am concerned it is more ammunition that continues to water down
what this country was founded on,” she said. “This country was founded
with Christian values. God was very much a part of our government. When
you take the religious context out of it, then you take away the very
heart of what this country was founded on.”

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