Tainted teachings. A deadly trend.
Too much time on teachings of Islam? Amanda Dyer, LODI News hat tip Bud
Parents say seventh-grade textbook at Houston Elementary inappropriate
The parents of children at Houston Elementary School plan to complain to the school board about concerns they have with a seventh-grade history textbook, which they feel pays an undue amount of attention to the teachings of Islam.
When Jim Self asked his son last week what he was learning in school, he was surprised to hear his 12-year-old boy say that he was learning about the Prophet Muhammad.
That night Jim Self and his wife, Korina, flipped through their son's textbook, "History Alive!: The Medieval World and Beyond," and found at least three chapters dedicated to the Islamic faith, including an entire chapter dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad.
A chapter on the pro moe, propeller beanie be upon him?
Since then, the couple has started a campaign to remove the textbook from their child's classroom. The book is used in classrooms throughout the district.
"I don't think we would have an issue about it if (it wasn't so) in-depth," said Jim Self, who fought in Iraq as a Marine from 2003 to 2004.
Among the Selfs' concerns about the textbook is its definition of the word "jihad," which is described in the book as "the human struggle to overcome difficulties and do things that would be pleasing to God."
I smell Sauduction. Saudi money is everywhere.
The Selfs said the textbook mentioned Jesus only twice, and other major religions were only given a paragraph of explanation.
One of the Selfs' biggest concerns, though, is that such detailed explanation of Islam is a violation of the separation of church and state.
"If he was in college and he was studying world religions, fine," Jim Self said.
The Selfs, who are Christians, worry that their reaction to the textbook will cause people to label them as religious "wackos."
"We're just regular people," Jim Self said.
I'll say. You are heros Jim.
Parents in Arizona requested that the same textbook, which was being used on a trial basis, be pulled from classrooms in Scottsdale Unified School District because they felt the book contained Islamic propaganda, according to an article in the East Valley Tribune newspaper.
Read this and weep. Betrayed by the left. Again.