Whitewashing Islam in Mainstream Textbooks

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)

Under the cover of political correctness, multiculturalism and Americans' naïve belief in the universal goodwill of mankind, Muslim apologists have induced all of our major textbook publishers to whitewash Islam's history. The textbooks present an overly-benign picture of Islam. They never mention its cruel history of atrocities, anti-democratic ideologies and totalitarian ambitions for world domination. Much to our detriment, most Americans, and especially our young people, are fooled by Islamic propaganda. That's because we've never been told the whole truth about the founder, beliefs, history, laws or future intentions of this supremacist ideology.
How did this come about?
In 1995 President Bill Clinton directed the U.S. Secretary of Education ― "to provide every public school district in America with a statement of principles addressing the extent to which religious expression and activities are permitted in our public schools." The resulting document, Religious Expression in Public Schools, states that, ― "Public schools may not provide religious instruction, but they may teach about religion..." This landmark document opened the door for Islam to enter the classrooms.
And so then what happened?
Islamic apologists have worked hard and been successful in persuading textbook publishers, teachers, and the American school system to present a false and dangerously misleading view of Islam. This disinformation, cleverly disguised as education, deceives rather than informs our school children. The result is a revision of Islamic history that paints an attractive picture of this intolerant and often violent 7th century ideology.

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