Anti Muslim bigots delay Textbooks in Alabama. Claim they endorse “Jihad” and are “Anti Christian”
Oh and of course by “Jihad” they mean terrorism and trying to destroy the west from within for Islam.
According to right wing watch,
Alabama’s state board of education delayed an approval vote on 12 middle school history textbooks last week after the anti-Muslim groups Eagle Forum of Alabama and ACT! For America claimed that the books promoted Islam over Christianity.
I would be willing to bet over a thousand dollars that they don’t promote Islam. After all the last time I remember people like this actually getting people to looked for pro Islam bias, in American public schools, I remember what happened. This is what they found when a Dallas school board investigated the claims of “pro Islam” bias, the according to Think Progress.
- Christianity got twice as much attention in the curriculum as any other religion. Islam was a distant second.
- The Red Crescent and Boston Tea Party reference mentioned in the email were nowhere in CSCOPE’s curriculum, although they may have been in the past.
- If there was any Islamic bias in CSCOPE it was “bias against radical Islam.”
Right wing Watch also notes,
The Anniston Star reported that ACT’s Larry Houck found it an “insult” that the books said that “Jesus walked on the earth teaching his ideas”
An insult, why is that an insult?
The board had planned to hear recommendations from a state committee that has spent months looking at possible textbooks for use in social studies classes. Superintendent Tommy Bice asked for a postponement after the groups Eagle Forum and ACT for America complained of alleged pro-Muslim and anti-Christian bias in 12 of the textbooks, all of which were produced by major textbook publishers. Most of the disputed textbooks were for seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
Larry Houck, president of ACT for America, said the books’ passages on Christianity implied doubt about the divinity of Jesus.
“They said ‘Jesus walked the earth teaching his ideas,’” Houck said. “That’s just an insult.”
That’s not an insult. Also how does that statement imply doubt that Jesus was divine? I’m guessing he would be upset with anything that didn’t teach Christian doctrine and violate the separation of Church and State. Off course the separation of Church and State ( Or Secularism ) would also prevent US public schools from promoting Islam, but you rarely see the right trying to use secularism to stop the mythical “Islamic take over of the west.”
Many on the American Right reject they idea of secularism altogether and promote the myth that America was intended as a Christian Nation. Some American wingnuts even openly reject the idea that non Christians have any right to practice their faith at all. Why isn’t the “counter Jihad” more concerned with people like this? They’re just as fanatical and anti freedom as the worst Muslim fanatic. Muslims also only make up a tiny percentage of the US population so why are they not more worried about people like Bryan Fischer? Oh wait I know why, he’s a Christian Not A Muslim. Its not really about protecting our freedom when it comes to the “counter Jihad.”
Thank you very much Eagle Forum and Act For America, for wasting our time once again, to try to back up your paranoid bigoted agenda.