Islamic propaganda invading public school textbooks

Commentator and syndicated columnist Tony Blankley writing for Townhall, gifts us with a piece that is deserving of more than a cursory scan.

The Trouble with Textbooks: Distorting History and Religion,” by Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra is the book Blankley assesses,  providing shocking examples of Islam being taught as the “truth” while America’s Judeo-Christian heritage is given short shrift —  with phrases such as “Judaism is a story of exile” and “Christians believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah” but that the Quran “is the collection of God’s revelations to Muhammad.”

The authors describe how American textbooks have gone so far as to outright proselytize Islam to student readers. Islam — and only Islam — is described as historical truth in numerous prominent public-school textbooks. Those same textbooks, repeatedly refer to Christianity and Judaism equally as mere notions of their believers.

They also cite the textbook “Holt World History,” where one can read that Moses “claimed to receive the Ten Commandments from god,” but “Mohammed simply ‘received’ the Koran from God.” The textbook “Pearson’s World Civilizations” instructs that Jesus of Nazareth is “believed by Christians to be the Messiah” — which, Blankley writes, “would be a fine comparative religion study observation”, if the book didn’t also disclose that Muhammad “received revelations from Allah.”

The grievance group that has become particularly adept at influencing textbook publishing is the organized Muslim lobby. The founder of the Council on Islamic Education, the chief Islamic group for vetting textbooks in the United States, refers to his work as a “bloodless revolution inside American junior high and high school classrooms.”

With the acquiescence of the National Education Association (NEA), he is sadly correct.

Blankley, former press secretary to then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, concludes “The Trouble with Textbooks” is a wake-up call to the parents of America to fight back to reinsert the truth of our history in our children’s textbooks and classrooms

Do yourself a favor and read Blankley’s article here.  Then consider purchasing the book.  Knowledge, it is said, is power.


5 Responses to Islamic propaganda invading public school textbooks

  1. RA says:

    This isn’t a new problem and the Muslims are not the only interest group (and not even the only predominantly foreign interest group) that affect the content of American textbooks. Indian interest groups have active in rewriting India’s history and culture representations in American textbooks for years – especially downplaying issues arising from the caste system, Hindu nationalist beliefs, and the conditions applying to approximately 1/6th of India’s population with “Untouchable” status. There are other examples of undue foreign influence affecting American textbook content.

    It is a problem to which more attention needs to be drawn, with an eye to eliminating foreign influence over factual presentation. The U.S. needs a nation of people informed to the best of our ability, not a nation misinformed owing to political sensitivities and expediency.

  2. Steve says:

    What we are dealing with is the new educational standards of the far left that celebrates all cultures equally and places all entities on a moral equivalency scale that gives no weight to freedoms, standards or accomplishments. When my nephew brought home a textbook that implied third world nations were comparable to Western civilizations, my brother and his wife removed him from the public school he was attending. My sister-in-law, a stay at home mother, got a part-time job to afford the private school tuition, but the results have been worth the effort.

  3. Jason says:

    I went to the NEA link you provided and found this lunacy on celebrating “multiple December holidays” on the teacher’s comments page:

    It substantiates what is written here by Tony Blankley.

  4. Jack says:

    This is a fine post, but it is worthless if not acted upon. How is this pro-Islamic instruction in our government schools going to be combated?

  5. DennisO'Brien says:

    We Americans need to wise up and put political correctness and the “celebration of diversity” on the back burner, where they belong. Our foolishness will contribute to our demise.

    It wasn’t so long ago that we celebrated unity, not diversity. People of every heritage and background came to America, NOT to celebrate their own separate cultures, but rather to become uniquely American. This never meant they gave up their own family traditions but that we ALL were strengthened by coming together as one, in the greatest nation in the civilized world.

    It’s so much a part of who we are that it’s etched onto our currency as a national motto: E Pluribus Unum: “Out of many, one.”