This article relates to the comments Dwight made yesterday in response to the UN conference article. A false history of Islam is being taught in our schools. Kids are forced to read the Koran, participate in Muslim role playing games, and learn that Islam is a religion of peace. Can you imagine the reaction if the Bible were read in a class room?
If you look closely, what is inside your child’s textbooks may shock you. They are full of evolution theories, and many liberal historians are rewriting American history as well. But there is even more. How Islam is portrayed in today’s textbooks is a subject of concern also.
The familiar images of Islam include praying at Mecca, and the prophet Muhammad, a man Muslims say is the messenger of God. But this is not the whole story.
When all is said and done, the story of Islam is being told and taught to our nation’s school kids in their textbooks. But are they getting the whole story, or just part of it?
Since the early 1990′s, teaching Islam to kids has taken on a new dimension. As our society moved into the era of political correctness where it became taboo to offend any one group, many educational analysts say that the controversial nature of Islam started to not only be downplayed, but to be totally ignored.
One of the leading critics is the American Textbook Council, which came out with a scathing report a year ago. It is called “Islam in the Textbooks,” and in it are numerous examples of how Muslim scholars are simply not telling kids the full truth. . . . . . .