Monday, February 9, 2009
The following is an excerpt from a carefully-documented investigative report called Islam in American Classrooms: History or Propaganda? (PDF document):
An expert reviewer of instructional materials is The Textbook League (the League) which was founded in 1989 to support the creation and acceptance of sound schoolbooks. The League is a resource for middle-school and high-school educators, local school districts and officers of state and county education agencies throughout the United States. Its expert reviewers, who have professional credentials in the pertinent disciplines, provide commentaries on some 200 items, in 20 different curriculum categories including textbooks, curriculum manuals, videos and reference books. Most of the commentaries appeared originally in the League's bulletin, The Textbook Letter. In a scathing report titled How a Public School In Scottsdale Arizona Subjected Students to Islamic Indoctrination. The League documents the mis-statements, errors, and outright lies perpetuated in the middle school textbook History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond published by Teachers Curriculum Institute. The 35-page report exposes the blatant propaganda in History Alive! chapter-by-chapter and even paragraph-by-paragraph. It includes the following statement:"Muslim propagandists operating in America have been highly successful in impelling our public schools to disseminate pseudo-historical claptrap in which Islam is glorified and whitewashed. Muslim religion claims are presented as facts...students are induced—indeed, are required—to accept and parrot Muslim religious beliefs."Incredibly, this grossly misleading textbook has also been adopted by the California Department of Education and many other school districts across the nation. The League‘s report clearly documents that this textbook is designed to promote and inculcate Islamic beliefs and practices in the minds our impressionable students.