Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The following is an excerpt from a carefully-documented investigative report called Islam in American Classrooms: History or Propaganda? (PDF document):
Not only are our textbooks presenting a biased view of Islam and its history, incredibly, our students are also being subjected to interactive role playing exercises that amount to inculcation into Islam. Homework assignments commonly involve exercises that have the students act as if they were already Muslims. For instance "Form small groups of students to build a miniature mosque." Or: "Assume you‘re a Muslim soldier on your way to conquer Syria in the year A.D. 635. Write three journal entries that reveal your thoughts about Islam, fighting in battle, or life in the desert."There's more:
The textbook and its accompanying teachers' guide are full of similar "act as if you are already a Muslim" exercises. Valerie Moore says her daughter "was indoctrinated in the Islamic religion for over four months while in the seventh grade" in 1994. One day she arrived at the Joseph Kerr Junior High School in Elk Grove, California and was greeted by a "huge banner on the front grounds of the school that read, "There is one God, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet." Moore also witnessed "children dressed in Muslim attire, chanting from the Koran and playing while marching around the Ka'bah." She lamented, "They aren't just teaching them about Islam, they have them practicing it. They have them kneeling down and praying to Allah. I have a problem with that. That's more like inculcation."
One celebrated case in the Excelsior School in Bryon, California provoked a federal First Amendment lawsuit in 2003. The student guide portion of the module Islam: A Simulation of Islamic History and Culture, which the Council for Islamic Education helped edit, states, "From the beginning, you and your classmates will become Muslims." According to the Thomas More Law Center, a public interest law firm which sued the Bryon Union school district on behalf of Jonas and Tiffany Eklund and their two minor children, the controversial role-playing module, required students to:
1. Recite aloud Muslim prayers that began with "In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful..."
2. Memorize the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Mohammed is his messenger."
3. Chant "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts
4. Profess as "true" the Muslim belief that "The Holy Qur‘an is God's word."
5. Wear an emblem of the Muslim star and crescent moon around their necks
6. Adopt a Muslim name from a list of 30
7. Analyze, explain and recite the jihadist scripture: "Believers, why is it that when it is said to you: 'March in the cause of Allah,' you linger slothfully in the land? … If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly and replace you with other men."
Students also earned extra credit for wearing a robe and memorizing verses of the Qur‘an and learning the Five Pillars of Islam. They even staged their own jihad via a dice game. Sources reported that no Bible verses were learned, and Christianity overall was "barely touched on."
These exercises amount to the promotion of and inculcation into Islamic practices and beliefs. This is not teaching about a religion, it is teaching students to actually practice a religion. This type of group experience is the most powerful form of propaganda — brainwashing. They are the same types of group brainwashing techniques used by the communists on American GIs during the Korean War.
The overzealous indoctrination of students has prompted many California parents to complain that the state is allowing Muslim activists to brainwash our children into accepting Islam, while at the same time marginalizing Christianity.
An outraged teacher at Excelsior school who was also the parent of a 7th grader said, "We can‘t even mention the name of Jesus in the public schools, but... they teach Islam as the true religion and students are taught about Islam and how to pray to Allah." This is not education, it is blatant thought-control — an attempt to subvert our young students and ultimately subjugate our nation.
The examples above are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Islamic propaganda in America‘s schools. If you pick up any history textbook that discusses Islam, you will find the same type of whitewashing as has been revealed above. Clearly there is a highly organized and very effective campaign to circumvent the U.S. Constitution, state laws, Board of Education content guidelines and the will of the American people. The worst part is the perpetrators are using taxpayers' funds, state employees, and public facilities to promote and inculcate Islam in the minds of our impressionable youth. They have selected their targets with care to inflict the maximum damage on our future.
From the article "How to Make America an Islamic Nation" on the Islamic website www.dawanet.com we learn one of their most powerful modern propaganda tactics: "Schools and campuses are no exceptions as places where Islam can be victorious... We should use every opportunity to sensitize non-Muslim peers and school staff to Islam and to establish an environment in which everywhere a non-Muslim turns he notices Islam portrayed in a positive way, is influenced by it and eventually accepts Islam."
The article concludes by reminding Muslims that the will of Allah, faith and Muslim creativity combined to win many victories in the past and can prevail in America in the future.
This advice is in direct opposition to American laws which prohibit proselytizing for religions in our public schools. Much to our detriment, the Islamic propagandists have infiltrated and are subverting our school systems for their own purposes — to prepare our future leaders to abandon the Constitution and accept Islam and sharia law.