Islamic Indoctrination in American Schools


The American public school system is notorious for spending lots of money on each student, failing to produce well-educated kids, and along the way, coming up with lots of really bad ideas about education.  One of the worst ideas is inviting Muslim indoctrination into the schools in the interest of multicultural "tolerance" and "awareness."

Religious studies are generally unwelcome in public schools, with the exception of the study of Islam.  Perhaps there are those in the education system who think that a broader understanding of Islam will make it easier to rationalize barbaric acts of mass murder, such as we saw on September 11, 2001.  But there is another more likely goal:  making all religions morally equivalent, so that no specific religion is considered superior to any other.

The word "Islam" means "submission".  All Mohammedans are commended to wage war against the unbelievers until they submit to Islam and the entire world becomes Islamic.*

The U.S. is at war with Islamic terrorists who are willing to fight to the death to destroy the American way of life.  It is obvious (to most people) that homicidal maniacs and their enablers should not be teaching classes in American schools.




Pro-Islam indoctrination in schools

Fury as German primary school 'forces' children to chant 'Allahu Akbar' in Muslim prayer.  Pupils at a primary school were forced to chant "Allahu Akhbar" and "there is no God but Allah", an appalled father has claimed.  The father of the pupil at the girl's primary school in German ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen discovered that his daughter had been forced to learn the Islamic prayer when he discovered a handout she had been given.  He claimed she had been "forced" by teachers to memorise the Islamic chants and forwarded the handout to Austrian news service unsertirol24.

German parents may face trial after refusing mosque field trip.  The prosecutor's office in Germany's Itzehoe is reviewing whether or not the parents of a seventh grader may have to appear in court because they failed to pay a truancy fine over a skipped field trip to a mosque.  The 13-year-old student's parents refused to allow their son to join his classmates on the June 14 school trip of this year to a mosque in the northern German town on Rendsburg, prosecutor Peter Müller-Rakow said on Wednesday [10/26/2016].  The field trip was reportedly part of a geography lesson.

Pupils at German primary school after an influx of migrants are 'forced to recite Muslim Allahu Akbar prayer'.  Primary school pupils were 'forced to recite Muslim Allahu Akbar prayer', according to an angry father.  The parent said his daughter was told to learn the Islamic prayer at the school in German ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where it has been reported residents are 'suffering' due to a migrant influx.

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Holland: School children taken to mosque, forced to pray to allah.  This photo is dated October 30, 2014.


Dutch school children submit to Allah.  Girls and boys of primary school Vinkenbuurt, native Dutch blond lying prostrate to pray to Allah in Ghulzar-e-Madina mosque in Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel, in the east-central area of Holland.

Univ of Georgia installs foot washing stations for Muslims.  So they can pray to Allah.  The Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim Students Association (MSA) requested them and the university coincidentally built them — at taxpayer's expense.

Foot bath
Is it a mop sink, a Muslim footbath, or an extra urinal for students at the University of Georgia?  Looking at this picture at first glance you see just a regular mop sink in the bathroom right?  Well I work at the University of Georgia in the same shop as the brick masons, when they got the work order they were a little bit curious as to why they wanted a mop sink right in the front of the bathroom when there's a custodian closet right outside the bathroom with a mop sink in it.


Sullivan County parent complains about Islam curriculum, wants textbook change.  A Sullivan County mother, upset about the way Islam is taught in her child's school took her concerns to the board of education Monday night [10/3/2016].  Michelle Edmisten was the only parent to speak during public comment about how Islam is being taught in schools.  She pleaded with the board asking for an immediate change.

Kansas City schools
KC Public Schools Submit to Islamic Supremacy 2016.  A formal declaration of dhimmitude on the part of KC Public Schools.


Kansas City Public Schools Submit non-Muslims to Islamic Supremacy & Sharia.  Same as in the graphic above, but the text is much more readable.

Video: Islamic Schools in Minnesota Teaching Sharia Law.  Just like in the UK and Middle East.  [Video clip]

Tennessee: Middle schoolers will still be indoctrinated with Islam under "new" standards.  In other words, they are hiding the teaching of Islam under new headings like Asia and Africa.  Areas of the world conquered by Islamic jihad and terror. [...] Only the historical events that Muslim supremacists want to indoctrinate American children with make it into the textbooks.  Jihad, sharia, beheadings, stonings, honor killings and much more are never mentioned.

Islam will still be taught in 7th grade under new draft standards.  Students will continue to learn the origin and central features of Islam in middle school under new draft standards proposed by the Tennessee State Board of Education.  The teachings of Islamic culture and history have been a subject of controversy among some parents across the state and there has been a strong backlash to the standards as they were previously written due to what some described as an effort to "indoctrinate students."  But the changes to the standards for all grades, currently under review, are meant to streamline the content teachers are expected to teach students in any given grade, said Laura Encalade, director of policy and research.

New Jersey 2nd Graders Taught: 'Allah loves those who make themselves clean'.  The reality is, since 9/11, Americans have had their liberties taken away, their incomes plundered to pay for wars and "homeland security" — that has failed with deadly results as Muslims continue to slaughter Americans on American soil and public schools continue to subject students to Islamic indoctrination at all levels.  Most often by design and with intention.

NJ 2nd grade health class: 'Allah loves those who make themselves clean'.  Barnegat father Chris Sharpe was flabbergasted when his second-grade daughter showed him what her class has been studying in school.  The Cecil S. Collins School student recently showed Sharpe a school worksheet that quotes from the Quran about cleanliness and explains to students how to keep up their appearance, including their traditional Muslim hijabs and thawbs, the Ashbury Park Press reports.  "Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure," the worksheet reads.

School Gives 2nd Graders Worksheets On Keeping Hijabs Clean.  When a young girl came home from school in New Jersey, her father was shocked at what she brought home as a worksheet.  On it were instructions on how to keep hijabs (head coverings for women in Islam) and thwabs (Muslim robes) clean and neat.  There was also a quote from the Quran on the printout:  "Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure."  Chris was alarmed and furious over it as he should be.

Barnegat school health handouts:  Allah loves cleanliness.  The father of a second-grader in the Cecil S. Collins School was alarmed to see references to hijabs and thawbs — clothing worn by religious Muslims — and a quote from the Quran included in a health and hygiene worksheet given to his daughter.  The worksheet included instruction about cleanliness and neatness not just of shoes and clothing but of a student's hijab and thawb, an ankle-length robe-like garment worn by Muslim men, according to pictures sent to the Asbury Park Press by Barnegat father Chris Sharpe.  The sheet also included a reference to a Quran quote that read "Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure."

A California University's Troubling Ties to Terrorism.  San Francisco State University (SFSU), which has a well-deserved reputation as a breeding ground for anti-Israel radicalism, became national news in April.  That's when campus police stood by as a hate-Israel group, the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), shouted down and disrupted a lecture by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, prompting much criticism of SFSU's president, Leslie Wong.  But there's worse.  As revealed by an investigation into SFSU by Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, SFSU has partnered with a Palestinian university that's a hotbed of radicalization.  What our investigation turned up:  SFSU signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with An-Najah University of Hebron in 2014 at the behest of Rabab Abdulhadi, director of SFSU's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) and founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

Parents furious after Catholic school teacher reads out sections of the KORAN before class prayers.  Parents have been left fuming after discovering a history and geography teacher has been reading excerpts of the Koran to their children at a Catholic boy's high school.  Jesse Pittard, who teaches both subjects at Christian Brothers' High School, in Lewisham in Sydney's inner-west, has come under fire from parents for reading out sections of the Koran to his year seven students at the start of the day during home room and before classes.  Parents and students told Daily Mail Australia Mr Pittard began reading excerpts to students at the beginning of the semester in July and claimed he has since read 'more than half' the Koran to them.

Not an American school, but still relevant:
Islamic school in UK teaches children to kill gays ISIS style and reject multiculturalism.  A shocking video exposes a Muslim school in the UK teaching students that Europe is evil has gone viral.  The video, which originally appeared on LiveLeak, was posted on YouTube and shared by Steven Crowder.

Calls for compulsory school Islam classes after axe attack.  On Monday evening [7/19/2016], an attacker whom investigators believe was a 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, seriously wounded four people with an axe and is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) several times.  Terror group Isis later released a video in which the youth made threats in Pashto while holding a knife.  Senior figures in the church had already called at the end of May for Islam classes to become compulsory at schools.  The head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, said that religious education was the best way to immunize Muslim youths against the dangers of Islamist fundamentalism.

Children's Character Curious George Observes Ramadan.  The beloved American children's book character Curious George is breaking fast for Ramadan this year — with chocolate-covered bananas, of course.  The just-released children's book "It's Ramadan, Curious George" celebrates the Muslim holiday, teaching kids about the sacred month.

The Illogical As The Most Logical.  [Gun-free zones are] a classic example of the illogical being passed off as the most logical.  This is the "sweet spot" of American liberalism.  It is how they have managed to keep the Bible out of schools on a pretext to separation of church and state, yet allowed Muslims to pray on school grounds as a measure of diversity.  Why doesn't it work in the Christian's favor as well?  Because that would be logical, but they promote the illogical as the most logical.

Public Schools Teaching Students to Hate America As Left Appeases Muslims With 'Religious Literacy' Training.  [Scroll down]  Americans might ask further: why are people who want to "fundamentally change" America running the country?  Indeed, those who have been educated to believe America is hateful will govern accordingly.  American education is about to take another leftward lurch from the Common Core standards, to the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework, and now with the Advanced Placement European History (APEH) curriculum — which diminishes Christianity and ignores Islamic conquests in Europe and Islam's tradition of jihad.  "The almost complete excision of Islam's 1400-year violent confrontation with Christendom also makes it almost impossible for students to understand that killings by modern jihadists fall squarely within the historical tradition of Islamic war," David Randall, National Association of Scholars director of communications and the author of a report on the APEH framework, told Breitbart News.  "The jihadists actually understand that history far better than students educated by APEH do."

Florida:  America's Jihad Playground.  The Muslim Students Association, founded by the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood whose stated purpose is to wage "grand jihad" on America, is active at the publicly funded University of Central Florida in Orlando.  The group defiantly brought un-indicted terror co-conspirator Siraj Wahhaj to campus.  He's the black Muslim convert and inflammatory imam tied by federal prosecutors to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and New York City landmarks bombing plots.  Wahhaj served as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheik), called for replacement of America's "constitutional government with a caliphate" and roots for our nation to "crumble" so Muslims can take over.

Professor At America's Worst University Praises Severing Thieves' Hands Under Sharia Law.  At a panel discussion on Islam and terrorism at Florida Atlantic University, a professor on the taxpayer-funded school's faculty praised the Sharia law practice of cutting off the hands of criminals who steal.  The words of wisdom concerning the notorious Islamic penal code came from Bassem Al Halabi, an electrical engineering and computer science professor at Florida Atlantic University.

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Hey, Teacher, Leave Those White Kids Alone!
Children in Dutch primary school De Vinkenbuurt are being taught Islam.


My Country Was of Thee.  We are a Christian culture.  Or we were.  Now all things Christian are fair game for ridicule, lawsuits, physical attack.  Not only are our school children being robbed of their opportunity to learn our Christian heritage, they are being assaulted on one hand with anti-Christian teaching in many of their classes, followed by Islamic propaganda.  The phrase separation of church and state masquerades as a constitutional statement applicable only to Christian concepts.  A student entering public school from an un-churched family could complete his entire education and never hear the name of Christ, never know His story, let alone His message.  He'll know who Mohammed was, but not Jesus.  This student, like our president, will have no idea what made this country the greatest nation the world has ever seen.

School Teaching Creationism With Video From Islamic Sex Cult.  Youngstown, Ohio, students are learning creationism in school with materials from a Islamic, Holocaust-denying group accused of being a sex cult.  A curriculum map recommends teachers in this public school district show a creationist video, Cambrian Fossils and the Creation of Species, as part of 10th-grade science education.  The video claims that the Cambrian Explosion "totally invalidates the theory of evolution."  The Cambrian Explosion was a time period, nearly 550 million years ago, where, over the next tens of millions of years, the number of species on Earth experienced a (relatively) rapid expansion by evolutionary standards.  Christian creationists regularly point to this explosion of life as evidence for creation by God and against evolution.  Blink and you'd miss the Islamic connection in the video.  A black screen flashes for less than one second that says "this film is based on the works of Harun Yahya."  In the right corner, there's a gold bubble that says, "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" in Arabic.

New Documentary: The Islamization of our (American) SchoolsThe Islamization of our Schools is a documentary film now in production at the studios of PRB Films and the Christian Action Network.  It is expected to be released this year.  From the producers of Europe's Last Stand:  America's Final Warning and Homegrown Jihad, the new documentary film will detail how Islamic education is infiltrating public schools and indoctrinating children into the Islamic faith.  From forcing students to declare that "Allah is the one true God" to requiring students to recite the "Five Pillars of Islamic Faith," public school curricula and textbooks are becoming a source of outrage for concerned parents.

Islamic whitewash for little kids
I Love Islam: What Muslim-American children are being taught.  What are Muslim-American children being taught in private Islamic schools?  We can learn about some of it by looking at the I Love Islam series used to teach elementary-level Muslim-American children about Islam.  This series consists of five textbooks, each with a corresponding workbook and teacher/parent guide.  It is published by the Islamic Services Foundation (ISF).  According to the introduction to the series, its purpose is to gradually introduce Muslim students "to the essentials of their faith" by bringing "to light the historic and cultural aspects of Islam.  And according to the ISF website, the I Love Islam series "is one of the best-selling Islamic curriculums in the US and Canada.  So what does this series teach?


This happened in France, but could soon happen here:
Muslim students at elite French university under fire for Hijab Day event.  Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday [4/20/2016] by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim head scarf for a day.  The event at Paris's Sciences Po university was held to raise awareness of treatment of women who wear the hijab, but the initiative was fiercely criticised on social media and by student union representatives.  The event was held in the wake of Prime Minister Manuel Valls' controversial statement that he wished to ban all forms of religious headscarves at French universities.

Tennessee: Proposed School Voucher Program — Teaching Kids to Hate Infidels.  [Scroll down]  For the third time the legislature has not passed this bill.  So, it seems the will of the people is not to use their tax dollars to send children to private schools.  Maybe there's a good reason. [...] Had the school voucher bill passed in Tennessee, Anoor Academy (Knoxville), Pleasant View School (Memphis) and Nashville International Academy (Nashville), would have been eligible to receive voucher money.  All three are private Islamic schools.  All three are accredited by AdvancED, a regional accrediting organization.  Once they are accredited these schools get classified as "Category III" under the Tennessee State Board of Education rules.  Category III schools were eligible for vouchers under the proposed school voucher bill.  In 2013, Anoor Academy's promo video showed a row of the textbook What Islam Is All About.  This book denigrates Jews and Christians and teaches that the warlord Muhammed is the perfect example to follow.  It also states that "there is no separation of Masjid and state," that "Muslims dream of establishing the power of Islam in the world," and that living under sharia law is the preferred state for all humankind.

Atheist Group Objects to Muslim Prayer Spaces at University of Iowa.  A litigious atheist organization known for its lawsuits challenging Christian prayer and symbols in public spaces and Bibles in public schools is now voicing objection to the designation of a Muslim prayer space at the University of Iowa (UI).  The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) says it is "questioning the appropriateness" of the two prayer rooms created primarily for male and female Muslim faculty and students at UI.

Kent School District Removes Pork From Menus to Appease Muslims.  As recently reported by ACT For America, The Kent, Washington school district has changed their food options and removed all pork products, in order to accommodate Muslim dietary needs according to a frustrated parent.  Dave Brabo, a resident of Renton, Washington recently expressed his concerns with the new policy to school officials.  Specifically Mr. Brabo spoke with the school's Director of Nutritional Services, Tom Ogg, who informed him that "he was well aware of the issues (and the slippery slope) with the changes to menu options due to Muslim religious beliefs, but he said lots of Muslims had complained and threatened the school by reporting them to the U.S. Department of Education."  Mr. Brabo was told that if the school system doesn't "accommodate the Muslim dietary needs that their federal and state funding would be cut or pulled."  He was told that the school system may be doing this in order to better accommodate incoming refugees.

Yet another reason to homeschool:
New York City teacher fined $300 for showing ISIS video.  A New York City teacher was fined — not fired — as punishment for showing a video of an ISIS beheading to a middle school class.  A veteran teacher at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media says she mistakenly showed a video of an Islamic State beheading to her eighth grade class.  She was fined $300, at the discretion of an arbiter, while the City Department of Education pushed to fire her, according to a report from the New York Post.  "This teacher demonstrated a complete lack of judgment, and this incident betrayed our schools' promise to provide a safe and supportive environment," Department of Education spokeswoman Devora Kaye told the New York Post.

Dept. of Justice Enforcing Sharia in Public Schools.  Criminalizing free speech is about to happen.  Well, only if it is construed as anti-Muslim, or anti-Islam.  The Department of Justice is moving swiftly by implementing a new enforcement effort that will follow up any investigations with possible prosecutions for what they say has been backlash to Muslims since 9/11, particularly Muslim Students in public schools. [...] Not only is Islam disproportionately represented in textbooks, it is inappropriately instructed, including children repeating the Islamic profession of faith, the Shahada.  There is no historical value of children narrating the prayer that is recited when one converts to Islam.  Most parents have stated they do not reject students from learning about Islam, but it must be historically accurate, which it is not.

DOJ Announces New Effort to 'Promote Religious Freedom' in the Nation's Schools.  Under the banner of civil rights enforcement, the U.S. Justice Department plans to "promote religious freedom" in the nation's public schools by cracking down on discrimination and bullying, especially as it may affect Muslims.  The new enforcement effort announced on Tuesday will "expand" DOJ's ability to investigate and prosecute complaints; lead community outreach; and develop guidance for federal prosecutors.

Marine banned from daughter's graduation after objecting to Islam lessons.  A former Marine is asking a judge to lift a no-trespass order ahead of his daughter's graduation after her high school reportedly banned him from campus for objecting to classroom lessons about Islam.  "She's in the final semester of her senior year, and as it stands right now, she's going to have to go through that life experience without her dad there," said Kate Oliveri, a lawyer from the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center who is representing John Kevin Wood and his family, The Washington Post reported.

Simon and Schuster Launches Muslim Imprint for Children's Books.  Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced the launch of Salaam Reads, the first imprint at a major publisher focused on Muslim characters and stories.  The imprint, which takes its name from the Arabic word for "peace," plans to publish books for readers of all ages, including picture books, as well as middle grade and YA titles.  Salaam Reads will reside within the larger Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers imprint, led by publisher Justin Chanda and executive editor Zareen Jaffery, and aims to publish a minimum of nine titles per year for all ages.

Students told to write essay on their conversion to Islam.  British moms and dads were fuming after a school instructed students to write an essay explaining why they had converted to Islam.  Gemma Gough posted the assignment on Facebook[,] and said her child would not be completing the assignment.  "This is not acceptable," she wrote.  "Kids are too impressionable and imagine if these letters got in the wrong hands in years to come."

Mother rips Islam school worksheet: 'My son will not be a part of this'.  A California mother made it very clear her son would not be describing the Five Pillars of Islam or listening to an Islamic call to prayer.  Tara Cali posted a photo of a worksheet on Facebook she says was handed out in her son's 7th grade history class.  Titled, "Islamic Beliefs and Practices," students were to list the Five Pillars of Islam and scan a QR code with a mobile phone or tablet, which would take them to a YouTube video of "a call to prayer at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul."  Cali was incensed by the lesson and made it clear her son would not be completing it.

This Marine vet was banned from his kid's school after objecting to Islam lessons.  John Kevin Wood says his daughter's school has banned him from campus for more than a year, illegally punishing him for raising objections to classroom lessons about Islam.  Now he's gone to court for help, asking a judge to remove the ban so he can watch his daughter graduate from high school.

The Islamization of American Schools.  Apparently American Muslims are not American.  Oh, they may think they are, but this is evidently not the case. [...] They want to be treated like everyone else.  They say they don't wish to be treated differently than any other American.  But is this really true?  Evidently not, at least far as the school administrators at the New York World School of Inquiry, in Rochester NY are concerned.  A request from a single Muslim student prompted Principal Sheela Webster to host a "World Hijab Day event the week of February 1 which 'encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering.'"  And what made "World Hijab Day" so much more special — not a single parent was notified ahead of the event.  They found out about it on the news, which being New York, probably breathlessly reported on it, extolling the schools diversity and inclusion.  In her defense, Principal Webster was just following the lead of our federal Department of Education, which claims that these types of events will help combat Islamophobia by sharing "inspiring examples like Walk a Mile in Her Hijab, whose goal is to spread awareness about Muslim cultural traditions and to combat anti-Muslim bias."

Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque.  [Scroll down]  After 9-11, we saw an understandable movement in public schools and colleges to teach more about Islam and the Mideast.  But we have now moved effectively to advocacy.  There is a politically correct force-feeding of Islamic values and beliefs, without critical evaluation or thinking.  School curriculums pretend there is no conflict between Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of Muslims around the world, and Western values, American culture, and U.S. laws.

TN school board mulls ban on classroom materials 'from terrorist groups'.  [Scroll down]  The policy proposal comes amid public outrage in Tennessee and numerous other states over Islamic lessons many parents believe venture into religious indoctrination.  Many students, for example, are require to read, write and recite the Islamic conversion prayer, pledging allegiance to Allah, EAGnews reports.  Parents across Tennessee have repeatedly raised issues included in middle school world history lessons, prompting heated discussions at school board meetings and a vow from state officials to review standards ahead of schedule.

Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination' after their daughter was 'forced to convert to Islam in world history class'.  The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism.  John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter — identified only as C.W. — spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam.

Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam.  A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday [1/27/2016].  Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood.  They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda.  And when Mr. Wood complained — the school banned him from campus.

Austrian Parents Shocked After Deity Name Switched to Allah in School Song.  Parents in an Austrian town are outraged over a word switch in a traditional children's song, after a teacher thought it appropriate to replace the word "God" with "Allah."

California Public School Holds Hijab Day, Hilarity Ensues.  Thursday [1/29/2015] was Hijab Day at NP3 High School (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep), a public charter school in Sacramento, California.  Predictably, the school responded to concerns over why a public school would be hosting such an event with charges that critics were motivated by "hatred" and "bigotry."  The whole episode became an illustration of how Islamic supremacists are manipulating politically correct, multiculturalist pieties to advance their agenda.

Denver: Schoolgirls Forced to Wear Headscarves, "Ankles Must Be Covered" on School Trip to Denver Mosque.  School girls at a Douglas County public school in Colorado are being forced to cover up from head-to-toe to visit a mosque on a school mandated Common Core trip.  There are no requirements to visit a Greek Orthodox cathedral or synagogue.  Here again we see that anywhere American law and Islamic law conflict, it is American law that has to give way.  The subjugation and oppression of women are enshrined under the sharia.  Young school girls should not be forced to "respect" a dress code that represents honor violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, child marriage, et al.

Colorado school district requires girls to cover ankles, wear head scarves on trip to mosque.  A world religions class is taking a field trip to a Denver mosque and the school is requiring girls to dress in what is described as a Sharia-complaint manner.  KNUS radio host Peter Boyles reports the Douglas County school system issued these rules to students in a notification to parents: [...] "Public schools are forbidden from holding girls to different standards than boys," Boyles notes.  "They're holding these girls to a different standard — it's a religious reason.  "Islam dictates many, I believe — personal belief — repressive practices against women and Islamophobia will trump womens' rights.  Animal rights every time, and the environment."

In England:
UK Muslim School Fails Inspection Over Pro-Stoning Books.  A Muslim school in the UK failed governmental inspections after textbooks endorsing death by stoning and gender inequality were found in the school library, according to The Daily Mail.  Three books which "undermine the active promotion of the rule of British law and respect for other people" were reportedly found by the inspectors at Jamiatul Ummah School in East London.  The school is a fee-paying, all-boys secondary school.

Waterbury schools to respect Muslim holidays.  Starting next fall, all schools in the Waterbury School District will be honoring two of the Muslim religion's most holy days by not scheduling tests, field trips or major school events on those days.  It started with more than 300 signatures on a petition and has come full circle.  Thursday night [2/5/2015], the Waterbury Board of Education voted to honor two Muslim holy days.  Fahd Syed says he is happy because his children won't have to choose between education and religion.

New York City Adds Two Muslim Holy Days to Public School Calendar.  New York will become the nation's first major metropolis to close its public schools in observance of the two most sacred Muslim holy days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday [3/4/2015], a watershed moment for a group that has endured suspicion and hostility since the Sept. 11 attacks.  Several municipalities across the country — including in Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey — have moved in recent years to include the holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their school calendars.  But New York City, with its 1.1 million schoolchildren, dwarfs the others in its size and symbolism.

Why some US districts are adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar.  An affluent school district in suburban Maryland has become the latest district to recognize Muslim holidays on its calendar, a move that reflects a growing push for greater inclusiveness in schools across the United States.  Howard County, which is home to many of the wealthiest communities in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, announced Thursday [1/14/2016] that it would expand its list of religious and cultural holidays.

Christian professor suspended after wearing hijab.  A tenured professor at Wheaton College was put on administrative leave after she wore a traditional headscarf as part of her Christmas Advent devotion and said she was doing it in solidarity with Muslims.

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended.  If Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins had simply donned a headscarf to support her Muslim neighbors without explaining herself, she still might be administering final exams this week. [...] "I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book," she posted Dec. 10 on Facebook.  "And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God."  That explanation rankled some evangelical Christians, who read her statement as a conflation of Christian and Muslim theology, even if they supported her symbolic gesture.

The Editor says...
If Allah exists at all, he was, like everything and everybody else, created by God.  Allah and God are not equivalent.  Islam and Christianity are neither equivalent nor compatible.  Anyone who claims to be a Christian has no business celebrating, excusing, or supporting Islam.

Update:
Professor at Christian college who wore hijab in 'solidarity' with Muslims leaves school.  A political science professor from Wheaton College, a small Christian school outside of Chicago, who wore a hijab to proclaim her "solidarity" with Muslims, has "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" with the school and the two will part ways.  Larycia Hawkins also said that her gesture was an acknowledgment that Muslims and Christians worship the same god.  After recommending that she be fired, the college's Provost withdrew his request and turned the matter over to the college president who reached the confidential agreement with Hawkins that has led to her leaving the school without being fired.

Blaine High School in Minnesota has kids sing Allahu Ackbar.  Minnesota is a joke.  It's the home of Walter Mondale, Jesse Ventura and Keith Ellison.  Now, Blaine High School in Minnesota is forcing students to sing songs with Arabic words, including the phrase "Allahu Akbar".

Public schools struggle with lessons about Islam amid renewed fears of terrorism.  In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for a Pennsylvania school to read 10 Bible verses to students each morning, without comment or context, and to make the students recite the Lord's Prayer.  (The case was brought by a family of Unitarians.)  But in Justice Tom C. Clark's opinion, he wrote that "one's education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of civilization."  The key, he said, was presenting religion "objectively as part of a secular program of education."

Virginia county cancels classes Friday over Islam lesson backlash.  A Virginia county shut down schools Friday [12/18/2015] amid security concerns after parents loudly objected to a world geography lesson that including a teaching on Islam.  Augusta County school district officials first held a meeting with upset parents on December 11.  Four days later, the same day FoxNews.com covered the story, school officials held another meeting, during which some parents demanded the teacher be fired.  On Thursday [12/17/2015], School Board President Eric Bond announced the decision to cancel the next day's classes.

Augusta County schools closed Friday after parental outrage over Arabic assignment.  The controversy stems from a homework assignment at Riverheads High School that some parents called Islamic indoctrination.  Kimberly Herndon said she felt her rights as a parent had been violated when her ninth grade son came home with the assignment.  "It asked him to copy the Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith which translates to "there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah," said Herndon.  The assignment said it is meant to give the students, "an idea of the artistic complexity of calligraphy."

Parents' Outrage Over 'Muslim Indoctrination' Assignment Leads To Schools Closure.  Augusta County Public Schools in Virginia are closed Friday [12/18/2015,] after parents objected to a ninth grade geography assignment that required students to copy the Shahada, an Islamic statement of faith that says, "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."  Kimberly Herndon said she was "shocked that this was sent home, shocked that this was in the schools [and] shocked that this was right here in our small town," reports WHSV.com.  Herndon added she felt her rights as a parent had been violated.

Parents' outrage after Virginia high school students are asked to practice calligraphy by writing 'There is no god but Allah'.  A lesson in calligraphy has caused an uproar among some parents at a Virginia high school when students were instructed to write a Muslim statement of faith that read:  'There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.'  The incident took place on Friday during a world geography class at Riverheads High School in Staunton.  The lesson of the day focused on world religions, among them Islam. As part of the assignment, social studies teacher Cheryl LaPorte had her ninth-grade students copy a piece of Arabic text known as the shahada, which is the most common Islamic creed.

Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah".  A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, "There is no god but Allah.  Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."  Female students at Riverheads High School in Augusta County, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing — a story first reported by The Schilling Show.  The school district convened a meeting on Dec. 11th to discuss the assignment with outraged parents.

Muslim prayer room at Catholic high school in Michigan sparks debate.  Some parents outside Detroit were questioning a Catholic high school's decision to allow a special room for Muslim students to pray, Fox 2 reported Wednesday [12/16/2015].  Brother Rice High School, an all-boys school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, reportedly granted a request from Muslim students to use the religious reflection room throughout the day.  Roughly a dozen of the school's 800-plus students are Muslim, according to WXYZ.  One unnamed parent told the news station the room was "unconscionable," arguing that her son's paid Catholic education would be "undermined."

Professor at Christian college wearing hijab during Advent.  Larycia Hawkins is a political science professor at Wheaton College, a Christian college in Illinois.  On Thursday [12/10/2015], she announced on her Facebook page that she will wear a hijab throughout Advent as a symbol of solidarity with Muslims.  She plans to wear it everywhere:  to work, to class, to church, and on the plane ride home for the Christmas holiday.

Students sing "Allah Akbar" at holiday concert.  Nothing says Merry Christmas like a Ramadan song — at least in Blaine, Minnesota.  There was a big controversy after Thursday's [12/17/2015] holiday concert at the local high school — when the teenagers belted out a praise song to Allah.

Parents Question Choice To Sing 'Allahu Akbar' At Holiday Concert.  Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher's decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.  At Thursday night's [12/17/2015] concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase "Allahu Akbar," which means "God is great."

California Middle School Makes Kids Sing About Spreading Islam.  Parents in Orange County are outraged after seventh-graders were asked to sing a song about spreading Islam in class.

Schools sing praise to Allah, create propaganda posters for ISIS.  Are American public schools on the verge of becoming taxpayer-funded Madrassas?  In 2001 the founder of the Institute on Religious and Civic Values boasted about a covert plan to conduct a "bloodless" revolution inside American public classrooms — promoting an increased emphasis on the Islamic faith.

CA 7th graders sing Islam 'fight song' penned by teacher.  Parents recently voiced their concerns to the Ocean View School Board about a song a seventh-grade teacher authored about Islam that they believe is inappropriate.  Nichole Negron and her mother Susan Negron told school board members Nichole's seventh grade son came home from Spring View Middle School recently with a song his teacher passed out in class about Islam.

University of Minnesota Rejects 9/11 Remembrance Because it Might Incite Racism.  Here's another instance of political correctness on a college campus going a smidge too far, courtesy of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities:  A proposed resolution to recognize the 9/11 terrorist attacks on campus each year was rejected by the Minnesota Student Association as it may potentially violate a "safe space" on campus.

Maryland's largest school district closes for Muslim holiday.  Striking a blow for "fairness," Maryland's largest school district will be closed for a Muslim holiday next fall.  The Montgomery County Board of Education voted 6-2 Tuesday [11/10/2015] to cancel classes on the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha next school year.  More than 156,000 students are enrolled in the suburban Washington, D.C. district, according to Fox Baltimore.  It will likely fall on Monday, September 12.

School District Outlaws Depiction Of 'any religious leader' After Mom Protests Muhammad Drawing.  A school district superintendent in semi-rural Southern California has completely outlawed all drawings of all religious leaders on campus because a history teacher assigned a vocabulary worksheet that asked students to draw images of Muhammad. [...] The seventh-grade history assignment at High Desert School in Acton, Calif. was a worksheet called "Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam."  It featured several words including Quran, Mecca, Bedouins and Muhammad.  There was space for students to sketch their own images representing the various words.

The Editor says...
In addition to teaching about Islam, does the same school also teach the history and characteristics of other religions?

Islam and 9/11 Not Connected, 12-Year-Olds Taught in America.  Parents in Illinois are outraged that a public school there is painting a positive picture of Islam and teaching impressionable young students that Islam bears no responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.  This is just the latest incident demonstrating a growing trend in American education to portray the intolerant, slavery-sanctioning, woman-oppressing, genocidal, and relentlessly expansionist Religion of Peace as a misunderstood force for good or as just another world religion, no better or worse than the others.

U.S. Islamic Schools Teaching Homegrown Hate.  The Washington Post on Monday [2/25/2002] revealed that one such school outside Washington, D.C., uses textbooks teaching 11th graders that "the Day of Judgment can't come until Jesus Christ returns to Earth, breaks the cross and converts everyone to Islam, and until Muslims start attacking Jews."  Other accredited Islamic schools in America have world maps on classroom walls that exclude Israel.  Some such schools promote class discussions that portray Usama bin Laden as "simply the victim of ... prejudice" against all Muslims in America.

Anti-Israel Third Grade event in Ithaca (NY) — Controversy not going away.  A storm of controversy erupted when the Ithaca, NY, chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace brought Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third grade class.  Tamimi is best known for the viral videos and photos he creates by sending children, including his own, to confront Israeli soldiers.  Tamimi, who argues that it is the "duty" of children to engage in acts of resistance, was on a now-concluded U.S. national tour co-sponsored by JVP and the Chicago branch of Amnesty International.

In Australia:
Muslim children walk out when national anthem is sung.  A Victorian primary school has been criticised for allowing Muslim children to walk out of assembly while the national anthem was sung.  Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School says a religious month of mourning is the reason Islamic children are able to opt out of singing or listening to the anthem.  Lorraine McCurdy, who has two grandchildren at the school, told 3AW she was furious when school officials invited students to leave during Advance Australia Fair.  "Two children got up and said 'welcome to our assembly' with that a teacher came forward and said all those who feel it's against their culture may leave the room," Ms McCurdy said.

Pews Removed From Wichita State Chapel to Retrofit It for Islam.  It isn't only in occupied Sweden that liberal dhimmis want to alter Christian churches so as to adapt them for Islam.  It is even happening in Kansas. [...] Those who don't like it have been loudly found guilty of "Islamophobia."  The next step will be to decorate the "faith-neutral space" with crescent moons and Arabic squiggles.

Heartland fury as university renovates chapel to accommodate Muslims.  A decision to make a university's chapel "faith neutral" to accommodate Muslim students has created great angst in the nation's Heartland after critics were accused of being Islamophobic.  Last May, Wichita State University ordered workers to remove all the pews and an altar inside the Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel.  The pews were ripped from the floor and replaced with portable chairs to make room for Muslim prayer rugs.

Georgia Schools are Teaching Kids "Allah is the Same God Worshipped by Jews and Christians".  There's nothing necessarily wrong with children learning about Islam.  But learning about Islam to the exclusion of Christianity, and that Allah is the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians, has a lot of parents angry.

For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday.  Thursday [9/24/2015] was the first time the [New York City] schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday.

Should public schools close for Muslim holidays?  Public schools in the US close in observance of Christian holidays including Christmas and Easter, and now other religious denominations are asking for their holidays to be respected, too.  This Thursday [9/24/2015] is Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the biggest holidays of the year for Muslims, and school administrators must decide whether or not to close school for the day.  In New Jersey, where almost 2 percent of the population identifies as Muslim, several school districts have recognized Islam's holidays for years, reports NorthJersey.com.  But some are holding back.

School accused of Islamic indoctrination.  Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt.  So it's understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, "There is no God but Allah."  Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering Islam in a Social Studies class — enraging some parents who say the lessons crossed the line into indoctrination and proselytization.  "I am not pleased that my 12-year-old was taught the Islamic conversion prayer," parent Brandee Porterfield told me.

7th Graders In Tennessee Made To Recite 'Allah Is The Only God' In Public School.  Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms on learning that their children were instructed to recite and write, "Allah is the only god," as part of a world history project.  In the Maury County School District, students were assigned a Five Pillars of Islam project that included the translation of the pillar of "Shahada" as being, "There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is his prophet."  Joy Ellis, the mother of a seventh-grader at Spring Hill Middle School, said that Christian children should not be instructed to write the Shahada.  "This is a seventh grade state standard, and will be on the TCAP," Ellis said.

Why Does Common Core Require Teaching Islam?  Should parents be penalized for demanding that their child be exempted from the required teaching of Islamic in Common Core curriculum?  Should a teach or public school administrator penalize parents and children for seeking exemption?  Parents are finding out the answers to these questions first hand.  To date, public school students are required to:
  •   Attend public school-sponsored trips to mosques, which also require non-Muslim girls to wear head scarves
  •   Question if the Holocaust was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain"
  •   Learn Islamic indoctrination via vocabulary lessons, and world history (from an Islamic perspective), including the five pillars of Islam
  •   Pledge allegiance to the flag in Arabic
  •   Have school days off for "Muslim holy days"
  •   Proselytize to younger school children by creating a pamphlet about Islam to "introduce Islam to 3rd graders" by describing Allah as the same God of Christians and Jews
  •   Recite in class the Shahada ("There is No God but Allah") and kneel and learn to pray the Muslim call to prayer

Progressive Media Mocks Texas Seniors Peacefully Protesting Arabic Immersion School Opening.  Progressive media ridiculed a handful of harmless middle aged and senior citizens peacefully protesting outside the gates of the nation's first Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District (ISD).  The Arabic immersion school opened yesterday [8/24/2015] for 132 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  The protest group numbered about 30 people, at its height.  They waved American and Israeli flags in solidarity of Western and Judeo-Christian values.

The Editor says...
Presumably, an English-only school would be met with a news media frenzy and a series of picket lines and indignant politicians.  But as long as it's just Arabic, which will facilitate and abet those who are bent on forcible domination of the world, everything's okay.  Hey, what about that baseball game last night?  Man, what a catch!

Barack Obama Praises Moves to Recognize Eid as Holiday.  President Barack Obama on Thursday [7/16/2015] wished Muslims in America and around the world "Eid Mubarak!" or a blessed Eid, praising efforts to recognize the end of Ramadan as a holiday.  "The holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs," he said in a statement that also hailed New York City's decision to add Eid to the official school calendar.

School Staff Trained On Islam, Bows To Allah At Local Mosque On Taxpayer Dime.  Approximately 50 teachers and officials from Pennsylvania's recently gathered at a taxpayer-funded workshop during church services at a local Baptist church to learn about the problems Christian children face in today's secular educational environment.  No, wait.  Scratch that.  That didn't happen.  That's totally wrong.  Instead, approximately 50 teachers and staffers in the town of Lebanon, Pa. attended a workshop at a local mosque to learn all about Islam and Arab culture, EAGnews.org reports.  The workshop occurred on Monday [6/8/2015].  It was, indeed, funded by taxpayers.  Lebanon School District superintendent Marianne T. Bartley was among the school officials on hand.

Duke University Sides With Islamists Against Feminist Speaker.  Duke University's mission statement says it is dedicated to "promot[ing] an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry."  Yet when Asra Nomani, a journalist and author of two books, came to speak on "The Paradox of Women in Islam," the university almost rescinded her invitation.  The Muslim Students Association sent an email smearing her as a friend of "Islamophobes" and discouraged students from attending.

Mason principal cancels Muslim event, apologizes.  It was pitched as an event that would "celebrate diversity" — students would wear a headscarf for a day to get a taste of Islamic culture.  It backfired.  Mason High School canceled "A Covered Girl Challenge," and principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart sent an apology Thursday [4/16/2015] to district families.

School Writing Assignment: 'Pretend You Are a Muslim'.  High school students in Wisconsin were asked to pretend that they were Muslims for a 10th grade World History writing assignment.  Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban asked students to write a five paragraph essay in which they pretend they are a Muslim male or female in the U.S.  "Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face," Urban instructed.  The assignment has some questioning why this is part of a World History class and also if similar assignments were given for other religions.

Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia.  "Where did Common Core come from?" is a question I often hear from parents as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America. Because in 2014-15 America, public school students via Common Core are:
  •   Participating in public school-sponsored trips to mosques via taxpayer expense, girls must wear head scarves (Colorado parents complain)
  •   Debating whether or not the Holocaust was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain," (an eighth-grade assignment defended by the Rialto Unified School District, Los Angeles)
  •   Pledging allegiance in Arabic (New York)
  •   Observing two "Muslim holy days," (New York City)
  •   Being taught Islamic vocabulary lessons (North Carolina)
  •   Being taught Islamic culture (Tennessee)
  •   Being taught world history from Islamic perspective (Florida) that includes learning about the five pillars of Islam (Maryland father, a Marine Corps veteran, complains and is banned from school grounds)
  •   Told to proselytize by creating a pamphlet about Islam to "introduce Islam to 3rd graders" that introduces Allah to children as the same God of the Christians and Jews (Michigan)
  •   Reciting in class the Shahada, "There is No God but Allah," and the Muslim call to prayer (Massachusetts)

Did someone mention Common Core?

Common Core Islamic Indoctrination Textbook Has Floridians Outraged.  Common Core Islamic indoctrination of students in American schools is overt.  This is the goal.  In Volusia County Florida, hundreds are protesting the ode to Islam that is "World History," a Common Core approved high school history textbook.  With an entire chapter dedicated to the virtues of Islam, and not a single chapter for Christianity, the textbook has Floridians in a frenzy.  And who is the biggest pusher of Common Cores besides leftist progressives?  The Islamic Society of North America, another Muslim Brotherhood front group, along with Hamas-CAIR; and in Florida, Hamas-CAIR is on the offensive.

Williamson County, TN Schools Ban Christianity and TEACH Islam.  Julie West, founder of Parents for Truth in Education, finds some scary stuff on the Williamson County, TN Schools website.  She goes to the 7th grade Social Studies page and points out a few shocking things, beginning with the fact that we have been told "Common Core is only Language Arts (English) and Math."  First red flag.  Here are other red flags that prove Common Core has an Islamic agenda prepared for the minds of our next American generation. [...]

Upstate N.Y. School Apologizes For Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic.  The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesday morning [3/18/2015] announcements at Pine Bush High School, located 65 miles northwest of New York City.

One nation under Allah: Fury after school recites pledge in Arabic.  Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance.  That's because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.  "One nation under Allah," the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday [3/18/2015].  Reaction in the upstate New York high school was swift, and so was the backlash, The Times Herald-Record reports.  Furious students tried to shout down the recitation in their classrooms.  Other students sat down in protest.

California Accredits Nation's First Muslim College ... Founded By Jihadists.  The same California college board that accredited Stanford and Berkeley has certified the nation's first Muslim college in what the left is cheering as a breakthrough for diversity.  In fact, it's a breakthrough for jihadism.  The Western Association of Schools and Colleges last week officially — and naively — recognized Zaytuna College, making the Islamist school eligible to receive federal grants and accept foreign Muslim students on visas.  But before liberals celebrate too loudly, they should know that Zaytuna was founded by pro-jihadists who hate America and Jews and want to turn America into an Islamic state.

First Muslim College in US to Gain Accreditation.  The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has bestowed "initial accreditation" on Zaytuna College, a Muslim institution in Berkeley, California, making it the first accredited Muslim college in the nation.  The association will permit the college to offer an accredited "Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Law and Theology," according to the College Fix.

New York City schools will close for Muslim Eid holidays.  New York City will recognize Muslim holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha on the official school calendar starting in September, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Wednesday [3/4/2015].  In the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, schools will close Sept. 24 for Eid al-Adha so that thousands of Muslim families in the city can observe the day, de Blasio said.  Eid al-Fitr, which falls during the summer, will be designated a holiday for kids attending summer school.

Florida father furious at school lesson: 'Muhammad is the messenger of God'.  Ron Wagner, a Florida father, said his son's world history book has gone too far with a lesson that teaches Muhammad is the messenger of God.  One part of the book, for instance, reads:  "There is no god, but God.  Muhammad is the messenger of God," he said, quoting from his son's Lyman High School history book, WFTV reported.  "Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher's instruction," Mr. Wagner said.  "For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn't seem right."

Dad protests Islamic lessons at school.  Ron Wagner read from part of his son's world history book, "There is no god, but God.  Muhamad is the messenger of God."  Wagner is not reading the Five Pillars of Islam from the Quran, but rather his son's 10th-grade world history book from Lyman High School.  "Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher's instruction," Wagner claims.

Is Islamic Indoctrination Being Taught in LA Public Schools?  Concerns have arisen over the perceived teaching of Islam in California's seventh grade school curriculum.  Questions have been raised as to whether the education within these classrooms are merely teaching about Islam or preaching the faith, in what many now view as a scandal of indoctrination of youth.

Hijab Day at NP3 High School.  A Jihad Watch reader in the Sacramento area has sent me [a] flier, showing that today is NP3 Hijab Day at NP3 High School.  NP3 stands for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep; the school is in the Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento.  This all started with a student at NP3 High who is an intern for the Hamas-linked terror organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  This student gave a presentation about Islamophobia and Islam at what was a mandatory staff meeting that also included an official CAIR representative.  The school then now [sic] decided to sponsor an official "Hijab Day" in cooperation with Hamas-linked CAIR.  The flier also shows that another Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization, the Muslim Students Association, is also involved.

Democrats will appoint Muslim to the House Intelligence Committee who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to appoint a Muslim lawmaker to the Intelligence Committee, congressional aides said Tuesday, giving him access to some of America's most closely held secrets in the war on terror.  The move will come as the world is still grappling with an al-Qaeda death squad's massacre last week of journalists at the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, executed because they had published a cartoon of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

Muslim call to prayer to sound at Duke University.  A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday [1/16/2015], school officials said.  Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m.  The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be "moderately amplified," officials said in a statement Tuesday [1/13/2015].

The Editor says...
"Moderately amplified," at first.  Then the volume will probably go up half a decibel every week.  Muslims know all about boiled frogs.  These things have to be introduced gradually.

Update:
Duke backs down, cancels Muslim call to prayer from chapel tower.  Duke University has abandoned its plan to transform the bell tower on the Methodist school's neo-gothic cathedral into a minaret where the Muslim call to prayer was to be publicly broadcast.  "Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement.  "However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect."

Islamic Prayer Call from Duke Chapel Cancelled Within 48 Hours of Announcement.  Duke University has abandoned its plan to transform the bell tower on the Methodist school's neo-gothic cathedral into a minaret where the Muslim call to prayer was to be publicly broadcast.  "Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement.  "However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect."

The Editor asks...
What was the intended effect, if not the popularization (the endorsement) of Islam?

From Church Bell Tower to Minaret and Back Again.  Supposedly Duke University thought turning the majestically Gothic bell tower of famous Duke Chapel into an Islamic minaret for every Friday call to prayer, heralded as "interreligious reimagining of a university icon," would be non-controversial.  But the bow to campus multiculturalist ideology, thanks to nationwide publicity, barely lasted 24 hours.  A campus spokesman curtly announced that what had been intended as unifying had become undesirably divisive.  So the Muslim student group, which serves the five percent of Duke students said to be from Islamic backgrounds, will continue to worship in the chapel basement and will issue prayer calls outside the chapel instead.

Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower.  Days after announcing that a Muslim call to prayer would echo from its historic chapel tower, Duke University changed course Thursday [1/15/2015] following a flurry of calls and emails objecting to the plan.

Update:
Christian Bureaucrats At Duke Plotted Broadcast Of Islamic Prayer Calls From Iconic Bell Tower.  That plan was rescinded at the last minute after massive public outrage.  But wait!  There's so much more!  An impressively thorough investigation in The Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, shows that employees of Duke Chapel's Christian and interfaith ministries came up with the idea to transmit the Islamic call to prayer on the campus.  The Christian-hatched plan was formulated back in September because, advocates for the sounding of the Muslim prayer call proclaimed, the stately Duke Chapel has traditionally accommodated events for a diverse array of religious groups and student groups.

Allah in our schools.  Jihad, in its many guises and forms, is being waged across America.  No aspect of our society has been untouched by this relentless attack.  Including our schools.  Our education system has been infiltrated by the enemy, as the next generation of Americans is brainwashed with white-washed Islam.  The assault is coming from all directions and it never sleeps.

Common Core Vocabulary Teaches About Mohammed and Islam.  Farmville, North Carolina has given their high school seniors Commonc Core aligned lessons on Prophet Mohammed and Islam.  Some parents and students would like to know why.  "It really caught me off guard," a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class said, according to Todd Starnes.  "If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school — how is this appropriate?"

High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards.  Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.  "It really caught me off guard," a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me.  "If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school — how is this appropriate?"  The Islamic vocabulary worksheet was assigned to seniors.

High School: Islamic Vocabulary Lesson Part of Common Core Standards.  Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.  "It really caught me off guard," a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me.  "If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school — how is this appropriate?"  The Islamic vocabulary worksheet was assigned to seniors.

Tennessee School Teacher Distributes Nation of Islam Racist Handouts For Third Grade Instruction.  You only need to read the following paragraph to spot the intents and motives of the third grade teacher for Harold McCormick Elementary School teacher in Elizabethton, Tennessee:  "The teacher also told Sommer [parent] that her son was not supposed to take the Nation of Islam handout home.  It was supposed to stay in the classroom.  That bit of news caused her great alarm." [...] Yes, one can see how a parent of a third grader might take exception to such classroom instructional materials provided by the Nation of Islam.  But the sunlight brought by a parent to media reporter Todd Starnes has created an even worse situation for the school, the administration thereof, and the school superintendent et al.
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Yale to Host Radical Terror Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of U.S. Soldiers.  Sheikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia's controversial Islamist Ennahda Movement, is scheduled to head a lecture Tuesday afternoon [9/26/2014] [at] Yale's Law School, according to the school's website.  Al-Ghannouchi's upcoming appearance at the Ivy League school could become controversial given the sheik's longtime support for radical terror groups and his past calls for Muslims to wage "unceasing war against the Americans."

Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say.  Students for Justice in Palestine, with nearly 100 chapters on campuses around the nation, has become increasing strident in promoting its agenda, staging "die-ins," handing out mock eviction notices in dormitories, and raising funds for Hamas-aligned groups, according to Jewish watchdog groups.  Individual members have been accused of assaulting students, vandalizing property and hurling anti-Semitic slurs at Jewish students, all in the name of their cause.

Professor accused of meeting with terror groups on state university's dime.  Responding to charges a professor engaged in Mideast politics on the taxpayer dime, San Francisco State University officials offered bland reassurances that the school investigates "any allegations that a member of the University community misused state funds."  According to a California Public Records Act inquiry requested by the nonprofit group AMCHA Initiative, "Professor Rabab Abdulhadi received more than $7,000 from SFSU to fly to Jordan, the West Bank and Israel to meet with members of known terrorist organizations."

Teacher admits campaign to install Muslim staff at schools.  A senior teacher at the centre of an alleged plot by religious hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has admitted that there was a campaign to install Muslims in leading roles at schools in Birmingham.  Nearly 20 schools in the city are currently being investigated over claims that male and female pupils were segregated, sex education banned and extremist clerics praised in assemblies.

Christians lie and wives must have sex or go to hell, Trojan Horse pupils told.  Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged 'Trojan Horse' takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found.  The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values.  Schools put up posters warning children that if they didn't pray they would "go to hell", Christmas was cancelled and girls were taught that women who refused to have sex with their husbands would be "punished" by angels "from dusk to dawn".

The Islamization of American Public Schools.  Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations of an Islamic takeover of UK public schools.  What is less well known is the same kinds of things are happening here in the United States.  So outrageous were the allegations that the usually subdued and sharia-compliant British authorities initiated an investigation into the charges that devout Muslims covertly sought to "Islamize" the public schools in the UK.  The bombshell was dropped last month in a leaked letter, describing an operation purportedly named "Trojan Horse."

An Exercise in Indoctrination: Cal Professor Requires Students to Tweet about 'Islamophobia'.  A University of California, Berkeley professor is requiring 100 students to create Twitter accounts and post comments about "Islamophobia," anti-Islamist Muslim activist Tarek Fatah reports.  In his Toronto Sun column Wednesday [2/5/2014], Fatah, a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, describes the "panicked message" he received from a Berkeley student taking a class taught by Hatem Bazian.  Bazian directs the school's Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project.

The next five items pertain to England, but they serve as a warning to all:
Children of 8 are 'racist' if they miss Islam trip:  School's threatening letter to parents is met with outrage.  Parents were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labelled as racist for the rest of their school career.  They were sent a letter warning that the primary school pupils would have a 'racial discrimination note' put on their records if they did not go.  Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip next Wednesday [11/27/2013] to Staffordshire University, which would involve Year 4 and Year 6 children being shown Islamic artefacts.

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles.  There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man.  It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States.  It was discovered recently that Muslims in seven London schools were indoctrinating children with Islamic propaganda, ignoring Western culture and refusing to inculcate the "British values" of the moment.  The situation was such that all of one school's library books were in Arabic and many students couldn't tell investigators whether they should follow British or Sharia law or which was more important.  And one of these schools, mind you, was a state-run Church of England institution — that happens to now be upwards of 80 percent Muslim.

Head teachers raise 'serious concerns' over Islamic school take-over.  Schools across Britain are likely to have been targeted in an alleged Islamist plot to take over classrooms, head teachers have warned.  The National Association of Head Teachers said it had found "concerted efforts" to infiltrate at least six schools in Birmingham.  But the union also said that the scandal had "connections" to other large cities.

'Cover-up' by UK schools in alleged Muslim takeover plot.  Schools involved in an alleged plot to impose conservative Muslim teaching on pupils across Britain's second city sought to deflect scrutiny by putting on hastily arranged "shows of cultural inclusivity", officials said Monday [6/9/2014].  One school in Birmingham arranged an assembly on Easter and a lesson on Christianity especially for a visit by education inspectors, according to Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office.  The finding is included in one of two official reports into allegations of a plot to take control of the leadership of schools in the city in central England and impose Islamic principles such as gender segregation.  The so-called "Trojan Horse" plot was first raised in an anonymous letter, which was leaked to the media earlier this year.

One Rule for Islamists and Another for Everyone Else? It's not Fair.  How long do you think a white teacher would last in a British primary school if he were to tell his class of seven-year olds that all non-Christians were "filthy heathens"? [...] Not very long, I expect. [...] So how come for one particular minority the rules are different?  How come, when a Birmingham teacher told his Local Education Authority that he had seen signs of an attempted Islamist takeover in local schools as early as 1993, his warnings were ignored and he ended up being dismissed for "gross misconduct"?

Parents slam pro-Islam slant in Florida school textbook.  Hundreds of parents, angry at what they say is a biased student textbook with a decided pro-Islam slant, have launched a campaign demanding equal religious representation and planned a protest at the school board meeting this week.  The book, "World History," devotes fully 32 pages — an entire chapter — on "Muslim Civilizations," including descriptions of the Koran and a listing of the Five Pillars of Islam, The Daily Caller reported.  But noticeably missing is information on any other religion.

Christianity Under Attack in America.  [Scroll down]  In 2001, the Byron Union School District in Byron, California instituted a three-week unit on Islam for 7th-graders.  Students took Muslim names, recited Islamic prayers, and celebrated Ramadan.  When parents sued the school on the grounds that the course was "officially endorsing a religion," the U.S. Supreme Court rejected their appeal, leaving intact an earlier ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that deemed that the unit did not violate the Constitution and had an "instructional purpose."  In 2009, the same court of appeals upheld a ban by Henry Jackson High School officials in Everett, Washington against an instrumental performance of Ave Maria at a 2006 commencement ceremony.

New York schools may close for Muslim holidays.  Schools in New York, the biggest city in the U.S., might be about to implement shutdowns on certain Muslim holy days, as both mayoral candidates running for City Hall have said they support such a move.  A report in the New York Daily News says that Bill de Blasio, the Democrat, and Joe Lhota, his Republican opponent, believe both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha should be added to the holiday calendar along with other major religious observations, including Christmas, Good Friday and Rosh Hashanah.

Tennessee high school students visit mosque, get Qur'an — not visiting church or synagogue.  The public school officials behind this reveal by their choices of visits that the real agenda here is to make these Tennessee students "accepting of the other," because that is the whole problem of jihad terrorism, doncha know — if Americans were more accepting of Muslims and Islam, jihad terror would be a thing of the past.  There are so many initiatives like this, such as the Arkansas school that planned to feature a Muslim speaker on September 11, that it is hard to escape the conclusion that they really believe this nonsense.

Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Receive Koran.  A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.  The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions.  But some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue.

Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11.  The principal of Concord Carlisle High School in Boston issued an apology Wednesday after a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and the Pledge of Allegiance was not.  According to principal Peter Badalament, a "small number" of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote "cross-cultural understanding," Boston.com reported.  Apparently, the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of some confusion.

Bulletin board at Wichita school showing Five Pillars of Islam removed.  A bulletin board at a Wichita elementary school that illustrated the Five Pillars of Islam has been removed "because of the misunderstanding that has been promoted by ... one photograph," district officials said Monday [8/19/2013].  The bulletin board at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary was intended to aid students' study of major religions of the world, district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said in an e-mail.  It featured five white, construction-paper columns and the words, "The Five Pillars of Islam."

Kansas public school promotes 5 Pillars of Islam.  The display was reportedly part of a religion component being taught at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet School, a school district spokesperson told Fox News' Todd Starnes.  "The bulletin board that originally caused the concern does represent the 5 Pillars of Islam — in a historical context of their studies," the spokesperson said.

School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad "God's Messenger".  School officials in Florida are defending a textbook that declares Muhammad as the "Messenger of God" after critics accused an Islamic education group of launching a stealth jihad in American public school classrooms.  The Prentice World History textbook being used in Brevard Public Schools includes a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism.

Strings attached?
Tucson schools to take $465,000 from Arab charity with Muslim Brotherhood ties.  Last week, the governing board of the Tucson Unified School District asked the school board to accept a $465,000 curriculum grant from the Qatar Foundation International, a global philanthropic organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of the terrorist group Hamas.  The grant money is intended to implement "innovative curricula and teaching materials to be used in any Arabic language classroom," reports the Arizona Daily Independent.

Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent.  A UC Berkeley senior who is a venomous supporter of the jihad against Israel and member of several Islamic supremacist groups with links to jihad terror has been nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year.  The student regent participates in a board that sets policies for the entire University of California system, which consists of ten campuses throughout the state.  Sadia Saifuddin is expected to be confirmed as student regent by the full Board of Regents next month.

Islamizing the Public Schools.  The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is pressuring public schools in this country to make special accommodations for Muslim students and to deny comparable accommodations for students of other faiths.  For example, CAIR's instructional material for teachers entitled "An Educator's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices" advises schools to permit Muslim students who wish to attend Friday congregational worship (known as Jum'ah) to "request a temporary release from school."

Terrorists driven by low self-esteem, Florida high schoolers told.  It's low self-esteem and the need for a "sense of belonging" that drives terrorists to join groups that kill in the name of religion, according to an online lesson plan for Florida high school students.  The world history course on "Invisible Warfare" — offered by the Florida Virtual School, the nation's first statewide Internet-based public high school — begins by asking students "what comes to mind" when considering the concept of fundamentalism and then prompts them to think of the term in a religious context.  It later defines terrorism as the act of using fear or violence to accomplish certain political or religious goals.

Muslims in Maryland petition schools to close on Eid, like on Christmas, Yom Kippur.  Schools are usually closed on Easter Monday and Rosh Hashanah — why not Eid al-Fitr?  That's the question Mimi Hassanein, a resident of Brinkow, Md., asks herself every time the Eids fall on a school day.  The two most important Islamic holidays — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — are traditionally spent praying and feasting with family and friends.  But Hassanein says that every year, her grandchildren and other Muslim youth in her school district are forced to choose between their religion and their grades.

Second university sounds alarm over segregation at Muslim student events.  Leicester University voiced concern after photographs emerged showing hand-written signs directing male and female students to sit in separate sections at a public talk on the existence of God organised by the university's Islamic Society.

How Muslim proselytizing creeps into public schools.  The Loudoun County School Board is reaching the denouement of a multiyear deliberation about an application for a charter school that has strong ties to Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamist.  His followers have already started some 135 American charter schools.  Their focus is to promote an increasingly Shariah-dominated Turkey.  Incredibly, the school board's members are studiously avoiding any acknowledgment or discussion of the role of Fethullah Gulen and his movement in the charter school.

Texas Lawmakers Blast 'Anti-American', 'Anti-Christian' Curriculum.  Texas lawmakers are putting educators on the hot seat after public school curriculum surfaced that promoted Islam and socialism while deconstructing American values and patriotism.  School children were exposed to lessons that labeled the Boston Tea Party an act of terrorism.  They were also instructed to create flags for socialist and communist countries.  And they were also given in-depth lessons in the Islamic faith that included classroom readings from the Koran.

Fort Collins students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.  "We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky Mountain High School," principal Tom Lopez said.  Students have always said it in English.  This year, a group with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate and recite the pledge in other languages.  "They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed it pretty carefully," Lopez said.

Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying 'One Nation Under Allah'.  Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic — replacing 'one nation under God' with 'one nation under Allah'.  Following Monday's pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic.

School Recites Pledge in Arabic, One Nation Under Allah?.  A Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a cultural club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — and denied that it was attempt to push an Islamic agenda.  Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, told Fox News he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents — but he stands by his decision.

Stealth Islamist Charter Schools Under Investigation.  If one believes that the battle for the nation's soul is occurring, not just in Washington, D.C., but in schools across the nation, the steady advance of Turkish-Gulen Charter Schools may be cause for alarm.

Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl's Hand Cut in Forced 'Islamic Hand Sign' Drill.  An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter's hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an "Islamic hand sign."

Virginia Public School Teacher Charged with Assault after Forcing Child to Make Islamic Hand Sign.  Whatever else happens, let's make sure we don't lose sight of the real problem:  Islamophobia.  After all, wouldn't it be racist, intolerant, and bigoted of us not to allow Muslim public school teachers to cut children while forcing them to make Islamic hand signs?

Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks.  Political Correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools.  Drop Christianity down the Memory Hole, but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.  Even the mainstream media have provided extensive coverage of the steady stream of court cases and ACLU threatening letters aimed at removing all signs of Judeo-Christianity from public schools.

Northeastern U's Muslim Chaplain Removed After Video Exposes Support for Terrorists.  In what may be the first time a Muslim religious figure was removed from a campus position by a university administration, Boston's Northeastern University told Imam Abdullah Faaruuq that his services as chaplain for Muslim students were "no longer needed."  This happened just days after [Breitbart.com] published an expose documenting that Faaruuq is a supporter of convicted Islamist terrorists who is inciting Boston Muslims against the U.S government.

Public schools: teaching reading, writing, and... the Koran?  You can't have a moment of silence in public school anymore because someone is offended.  People are pushing to have the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance stopped because it has "God" in it.  Christmas trees are removed, Christmas pageants are renamed "holiday pageants", and every shred of Christianity is being removed, bit by bit, by those who scream "separation of church and state!"  Yet in Minneapolis at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school, children are being taught Islam and the Koran on the public taxpayers dime, and no one questions it or says a word.

Stealth Islamic Propaganda Shown to Six Million American Students.  On May 16 and 17 of 2012, Channel One Network, a national distributor of educational videos and newscasts viewed daily by over 8,000 middle and high schools, aired a two-part video series, titled "Young and Muslim in America" and "Islam in America."  In "Young and Muslim in America: How being a part of Islam changed ten years ago, Part 1," students watch as Muhtasham Sifaat, 18, kneels on a prayer rug inside an empty classroom.  His voiceover explains how he moved around a lot when he was younger, but Islam has given him stability.  What is not revealed is that Mr. Sifaat is a political activist serving as a chapter president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), one of the most radical Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America.

Arabic mandatory at NYC public school.  An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said yesterday [5/23/2012].  Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses.

Atheist group honors TN student who portrayed Jesus as fictional.  Summit High School sophomore Jeff Shott has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for dressing like Jesus Christ on fictional character day.

The Editor says...
How much scholarship money would he get for dressing like Mohammed?  There are some who believe he's a fictional character.*

Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks.  Political correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools.  Drop Christianity down the memory hole but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.

Parents won't quit fight over CAIR indoctrination.  Parents in a Florida school district say their fight is not ending over district officials' decision to openly promote a representative from the local Council on American-Islamic Relations group, whose national organization has ties to terrorism, to speak to their students and then refuse to listen to parental concerns.

Tampa parents rip school for letting controversial Muslim group speak to students.  Parents in Tampa are the latest to protest school officials inviting a controversial Muslim civil liberties advocacy group to speak to students.  Dozens of people showed up at a Hillsborough County school board meeting Tuesday night to complain that a member of Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, spoke to history students at Steinbrenner High School last fall.  They cited the group's past connection to a terror financing case involving the terrorist group Hamas.  The group, which purports to promote diversity and tolerance of the religion, has met a similar reception in Texas and Georgia in recent years.

Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah'.  A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire.  James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials.  When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper said, he quit.

Expert Warns Against Singing Islamic Prayer Song.  It is ridiculously easy to convert to Islam.  Just say it.  Leaving Islam, not so much.  For the believers, death is the punishment for apostasy.  Obviously the student who refused to submit to inadvertent conversion was wiser than the rest of the schmucks who went along with the dangerous teacher/choirmaster.  He quit the choir.  And then had to leave school because of the death threats that followed.  Of course, the dhimmified school backed the teacher, while keeping the student front and center in the line of fire.  Such ignorance is unforgivable.  Abandon the public schools in droves.  Home-school.  Or consider fully vetted religious and/or private schools.  American public schools are dangerous in every way imaginable.

Report on Biased Textbooks Goes to 500 Superintendents.  The report lists several quotes from textbooks teaching students that the 9/11 attacks were a response to U.S. foreign policy.  For example, one book says, "What were the sources of Muslim anger? ...bin Laden declared that the attacks were a response to the 'humiliation and disgrace' that have afflicted the Islamic world for over eighty years."  Another teaches that Bin Laden was motivated by the "military presence of the sacred soil of the Arabian peninsula and its support for Israel's hostility to Palestinian nationalism."  The ideology of radical Islam is not discussed.

Harvard Fires Critic of Jihad.  Harvard has dropped economics courses taught by a Hindu professor, Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party of India and a former Union Cabinet minister, because of something that had nothing to do with economics:  he wrote an editorial that Muslims find offensive.

It's Called 'Christmas,' Stupid.  The University of California, Berkeley, provides a prayer room in the student union for Muslim students, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn has installed footbaths for Muslim students, as have a dozen other universities.  A technical school in Minnesota has installed footbaths, but the coffee cart's Christmas music has been turned off as a violation of the separation of church and state and, perhaps, insulting to those taking a footbath.

Hamas High School in Florida?  Why is a representative of a terror-linked organization, a defender of jihad terror groups and an apologist for Islamic supremacism welcome to speak in public schools? ... [W]e have been able to identify one school — Steinbrenner High School — where a representative of CAIR spoke to students.  An informed source tells me it was the notorious Hassan Shibly.  Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic supremacism. ... Anywhere CAIR speaks, freedom's defenders must be given a platform as well.  We are not an Islamic nation in which truth is blasphemy.

Fighting Radical Islam — the Educational Threat.  The education our children receive about Islam doesn't come only from the media.  In fact, information about Islamic culture is taught in public and private schools across the U.S.  From kindergarten to college, our children may be susceptible to mistruths about Islam, and its relationship to the western world.  There is a dedicated stealth curriculum campaign by factions of the Muslim world to paint Islam in the most positive light, and that may not be a bad thing.  The problem is that references to Radical Islam are being completely whitewashed.

Islamizing the Curriculum in Georgia.  Many of us have been calling out and exposing the destructive propaganda war that is being waged in our nation's classrooms.  Time and time again, we find extensive lessons on Islam in the public schools, extolling Islamic misogyny and waxing poetic on sharia and the brutal oppression of non-Muslims and apostates.  Last week, we found that schools across Georgia were Islamizing the curriculum by selling misogyny to children.  They were using a lesson plan that glorifies the cloth coffin that Muslims dress women in, as well as polygamy.

From Crayons to Condoms.  We've all heard stories about teachers and students not being allowed to pray in schools or bring their Bibles to school.  But unfortunately, when it comes to Islam there is a new standard. ... Islam is not always being taught just as a comparative religion class but actually involves students in Islamic religious rituals.  One teacher reported that while she was substitute teaching she was instructed to leave the classroom for an hour while another school employee came to the classroom to lead the students in their prayers to Allah.  Certainly the ACLU would file a lawsuit if a public school led children in prayers to God.

Public School Converted To Islamic Center.  As you read this, be mindful that it could just as easily be your community — and probably will be, eventually.  Farmington, Michigan's Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to sell their vacant Eagle Elementary School to the Islamic Cultural Association for $1.1 million.  The transaction was kept secret until the sale was nearly complete.

Texas Schools Instituting Mandatory Arabic Language and Culture Classes.  It seems that it was a well-kept secret.  Residents in the Mansfield Independent School District in Texas found out just this Monday evening that the district had decided to force some of their children to take Arabic language and culture classes.  As for the impetus behind the move, as they say, just follow the money:  The program is a condition for receipt of a federal grant.

A FLAP Develops Over Mandatory Arabic Classes in Texas.  If one of the main goals of the Department of Education is to educate parents on why they might want to consider the option of private or home schooling, then mission accomplished.

Parents Say Textbooks Give Islam a Makeover.  Three North County residents contend a textbook used to teach seventh-graders about the Islamic religion in the San Dieguito Union High School District "romanticizes" the history of the religion, and they want the district to use supplemental information to provide what they say would be a more balanced view.

The Subversive Agenda of our Public Schools.  Multiculturalism, certainly, but I am particularly concerned personally with the Islamic slant of public school textbooks. Of all the arenas in which the stealth jihad is advancing, the most crucial is in our schools, where stealth jihadists have found a welcoming environment among teachers deeply steeped in the multiculturalist ethos.  With the mandate of "tolerance" robbing many educators of their ability to evaluate non-Western cultures critically, teachers are highly susceptible to an organized campaign by U.S.-based Islamic organizations and their primary benefactor, Saudi Arabia, to present a view of Islam that whitewashes its violent history and intolerant religious imperatives.  Meanwhile, in America's Islamic academies, teaching materials, some direct from Saudi Arabia, instill unequivocal hatred toward non-Muslims and a deep suspicion of Western culture.

Standing Up for Persecuted Christian Teachers — in America.  Two teachers at Dearborn's Fordson High School, Bryan Purcell and Georgene Stergalas, were repeatedly harassed by the then-Muslim principal Imad Fadlallah.  (He has since been replaced by another Muslim principal.)  As we've noted in the press release announcing the lawsuit, it was clear that the harassment was brought because these teachers are Christians and not Muslims and because the principal wanted to replace Christian teachers with teachers who are Muslims, Arabs, or Arab Muslims.

De Facto Shariah Law in America.  In the State of California, 7th-grade students at Excelsior Middle School in Discovery Bay, California adopted Muslim names, prayed on prayer rugs, and celebrated Ramadan under a state-mandated curriculum that requires instruction about various religions.  In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court again declined to hear legal challenges by concerned Excelsior parents, who complained that the instruction was actually religious indoctrination and that Christianity and Judaism were not given equal time and exposure.

Public school children forced to pray to Allah.  Where is the ACLU, which sues schools which dare mention Jesus or permit football teams to pray before games?

School Apologizes After Students Pray to Allah on Field Trip to Mosque.  A Massachusetts school district has apologized to parents after a group of schoolchildren participated in midday Muslim prayers during a field trip to a Boston-area mosque.  The incident occurred in May when a social studies class from Wellesley Middle School toured the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, one of the largest mosques in the Northeast.

Public School Field Trip Results in Islamic Indoctrination.  This a sixth-grade class from a public school in Wellesley, MA, working with another of these innocuous-sounding "charities" that are really leftwing fronts, using taxpayer-funded field trip time to take unsuspecting children to a mosque that's notorious for its connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, for the kids to be indoctrinated.  There's no excuse for this.  Everyone on the school's staff who had anything to do with this trip should be fired.

Countering Islamic Indoctrination in Public Schools.  The fight against Islamic indoctrination in the schools won a victory in Texas last week.  But the forces pushing to obfuscate the nature of Islam's jihad imperative hold the high ground in the education industry, forcing parents and realists to continue to fight.  The Texas Board of Education issued a press release on Friday, 9/24/10, which included a self-described "most debated item on the board's Friday agenda" — a non-binding resolution that barely passed by a 7-6 vote, with two members absent.

'Diversity' Perversity:  NY Schools Teaching Whitewashed Islamic History.  The egregious bias in this exam, and its structured, requisite evaluation by teachers, is transparent and disturbing.  Two examples of complementary "Official Historical Documents" which students are required to read and discuss — one pertaining to Islamic Spain, the other Reconquista Christian Spain — along with very specific teacher evaluation guidelines they must satisfy for the best grade, epitomize the naked indoctrination being promoted.

Schoolhouse Shariah.  California's educrats have put out new rules for teaching Islamic studies to seventh-graders in public schools, and they are as biased as ever.  They'll also likely spread eastward.  The lesson guidelines adopted by the bellwether state whitewash the violence and oppression of women codified in Islamic law, or Shariah.  And they're loaded with revisionist history about the faith.

Islamist Propaganda in the K-12 Classrom.  A highly disturbing phenomenon is rising in our public school system today with hardly a peep of protest from parents and from our society at large:  students are being force-fed a curious and bizarre narrative that presents Islam in a glowing — and historically mangled — light, while Western civilization and the Judeo-Christian tradition are demonized and smeared.

Teen suspended for criticizing Muslim student.  The teen says an issue over the American flag is why she was written up and handed a five-day suspension from Springstead High School this week for criticizing a Muslim student.  Heather says the other girl was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror.  With the decline of communism, the Left began to support Islamism.  Whereas journalists, novelists and activists led the charge in the first wave, Glazov explains in the second half of the book [Unholy Alliance, the most vociferous defenders of Islamism now come from the Ivory Tower.

US Public Schools Teaching Children Pro-Islamic Propaganda.  Christianity was started by a young Palestinian named Jesus and the 9/11 murderers were not Islamic Fundamentalists but simply a generic "teams of terrorists."  That's the caliber of politically corrected [nonsense] many of our children are being taught in American public schools — and it's past time all parents took serious notice.  A five year study by Gary Tobin and Dennis Ybarra of the Institute for Jewish and Community Research cites hundreds of such errors and distortions found in "28 of the most widely used social studies and history textbooks in the United States."

Minnesota College Begins Islamization Makeover.  The first public college in the nation has now earnestly begun the Islamization of its campus.  We presume this is only the first of many other colleges and universities that will now follow suit.  Minneapolis Community and Technical College announced in March that it will renovate its bathrooms, in order to install ritual foot-washing basins for Muslims' who are preparing for their prayers.

Hate Speech At San Francisco State University.  The virulence of anti-Israelism and antisemitism at The University of California, Irvine campus ... has been so flagrant and endemic in recent years that it actually prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, the findings of which were issued in a damning 2007 report.  But San Francisco State University is not far behind in the ignoble way it has enabled its Muslim students' organizations to create a veritable reign of terror on campus against Jewish and pro-Israel students, while simultaneously attempting to silence voices of opposition...

Critic Says Islamic Extremism Gets Whitewashed in American Textbooks.  An education expert is warning that some American textbooks present a biased view of Islam and offer a sugarcoated picture of Islamic extremism, a trend that has parents worried about what's being taught in public schools.  In numerous history textbooks, "key subjects like jihad, Islamic law, the status of women are whitewashed," said Gilbert T. Sewall, director of the American Textbook Council, an independent group that reviews history books and other education materials.

Whitewashing Jihad in the Schools.  American educators have been bending to the will of the grievance-mongers ever since the 9/11 attacks.  Remember the jihad-sympathizing admonition included in the NEA's touchy-feely, post-9/11 curriculum:  "Do not suggest that any group is responsible" for the terrorist attacks, parents and teachers were advised.  But feel free to conjure up homeschooling "wackos" and Christian "New Crusaders" to avoid offending the Muslim lobby.

Islamo-Fascism Week III:  "Stop the Jihad on Campus".  In October 2007, more than one hundred campuses hosted Islamo-Fascism Awareness weeks to make university communities aware of the Islamist threat and the danger it poses.  In April 2008 a second Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week focused on the network created in America by the Muslim Brotherhood and that includes the Muslim Students Association and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Textbook Lies About Islam.  Why, at a time of war, are students at top U.S. military schools denied an objective treatment of Islam's war doctrines?  A report by the American Textbook Council sheds light by showing how these academic failures have much deeper roots.

Horowitz Speech on Radical Islam Has Repercussions at Northwestern.  Less than a week after defaming David Horowitz by claiming that he spreads "blatant lies about Islam" and criticizing the College Republicans for "bringing such an offensive and divisive speaker" to campus, the Muslim-cultural Students Association (McSA) at Northwestern has announced plans to bring infamous Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers to campus.

School for scoundrels.  Despite a report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom that the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Va., has continued to use textbooks that teach hatred of everyone not of their specific brand of faith, the U.S. State Department has yet to act to close down the school. … One would be hard-pressed to find a greater threat to public health, safety and welfare than this training ground for a new generation of jihadists.

Report:  Maryland Textbooks on Islamic Teachings Dumbed Down.  According to the New York Examiner, a new report issued by the American Textbook Council said that administrators who approved books for use in the Montgomery County school district caved into pressure by pro-Islamic groups seeking to present a less violent interpretation of Islam.  Gilbert Sewall, director of the council, stated that, for example, the definition of jihad has gone through "amazing cultural reorchestration" in textbooks, losing any connotation of violence, the Examiner wrote.

The Most Muslim University in America.  At the University of California, Irvine the Muslim Student Union (MSU), a virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American student group, holds several programs which unabashedly support terrorist groups and unjustly denounce Israel, America, and the Western world.  MSU events have featured speakers like Norman Finkelstein, Ward Churchill, Muhammad al-Asi and Amir Abdel Malik Ali, and have had titles such as "Hamas:  the People's Choice" and "Israel:  The 4th Reich."

Islamic Textbook Teaches It's OK to Kill.  A federal investigation released Wednesday [6/11/2008] reveals that some Islamic textbooks are teaching kids it's okay to kill adulterers and converts from Islam.  The books have been used by the Islamic Saudi Academy, which teaches 900 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fairfax.  The school receives much of its funding from the Saudi government.

Schoolboys disciplined for 'refusing to pray to Allah'.  It was claimed that the boys, from a year seven class of 11 and 12-year-olds, were given detention after refusing to take part in a practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.  Yesterday [7/4/2008] parents accused the school of breaching their human rights by forcing them to take part in the exercise.

Schoolboys punished for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah.  Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.  Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

Islam in America's public schools:  Education or indoctrination?  Islamists, or those who believe that Islam is a political and religious system that must dominate all others, are focusing less on the military and more on the ideological.  It turns out that Western liberal democracies can be subverted without firing a shot.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the educational realm.  Islamists have taken what's come to be known as the "soft jihad" into America's classrooms and children in K-12 are the first casualties.

Celebrating Open Tent' Day — Kids Dress Like Arabs.  Only in the west can one see a school that hosts a day when school children are encouraged to dress like, act like, and "learn about" those trying to kill them and all in a day that the country is in the midst of war.  And only in the west would the media help celebrate such an outrageous example of support for what, in truth, are our enemies.

Update:
Principal has new job after 'Islam 101' controversy.  The Friendswood Junior High principal who outraged some parents by allowing an Islamic group to make a 40-minute presentation to students last month is now off the job.  In a two-sentence statement sent late Wednesday, the school district said Robin Lowe "has accepted another administrative position effective immediately."

Multiculturalism Gone Berserk:  Why are school children forced to "bow to the altar of multiculturalism" as they did at the Amherst Middle School when kids had to celebrate something called "Open Tent Day" by parading around the school dressed as Saudi Arabians, according to pcblogspot.com.?

Muslim presentation at Friendswood school draws fire.  Parents of some junior high students are upset they weren't notified about a school presentation on Islamic culture, an omission that violated school district policy.  The parents' letter-writing campaign stems from a May 22 presentation at Friendswood Junior High, where two Muslim women gave a 30-minute presentation about Islamic life as part of a yearlong study of respect, tolerance and culture, The Galveston County Daily News reported Saturday [5/31/2008].

Wall of silence broken at state's Muslim public school.  Recently, I wrote about Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights.  Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion.  Evidence suggests, however, that TIZA is an Islamic school, funded by Minnesota taxpayers.

Islam and the Textbooks:  [Scroll down] What the comparison revealed were content distortions and inaccuracies that have not occurred by accident.  These lessons and the process by which they are put into America's classrooms raise serious concerns about the integrity of world history as a subject.

Education or Indoctrination:  Inquiring Minds Want to Know.  Two thoughts come to mind as I reflect on this story.  The first deals with the notion of the "double standard"; the second, with "duplicity."  Our current climate of political correctness in this country has produced a dizzying double standard as it relates to Christianity and its competing world views -- including Islam.

Ohio's Jihadist Public University Professor.  A history professor at a public Ohio university is an outspoken supporter of Palestinian terrorism who regularly works on his renowned Jihad web site while drawing a state paycheck.  The Kent State University teacher, Julio Pino, is a Muslim convert who says his Jihadist news service provides battle dispatches, training manuals and Jihad videos to brothers worldwide.

Who's Behind the Censorship of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?  The three co-equal branches of the Unholy Alliance — Islamic radicals, far-Left activists, and academics — have returned to their usual level of discourse — intimidation, slander, ad hominem attacks — in an attempt to ban Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week from college campuses before it ever occurs.

In England:
Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims.  Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.  It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.  There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades — where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem — because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

Also in England:
Muslim pupils learn to cut off hands of thieves.  Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning.  One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to "hellfire" in death.

Scholastic joins education industry's campaign for Islam.  The Junior Scholastic "news magazine" that is written for elementary students and used in thousands of public schools across the United States has published an article promoting "madrassa" school life for American children who are Muslims, much to the outrage of some parents.  "Remember way back in grade school and getting Junior Scholastic magazine in school?  Well here is an example of what JS has devolved into.  Force-feeding the barbaric propaganda of Islamic madrassas down the throats of my 7th and 4th graders.  Disgusting," a father wrote WND about the issue, published in November.

Teacher resigns after placing "destroy America" in students' word search.  Students said former Smithfield-Selma High Spanish teacher Khalid Chahhou gave them an extra-credit "word search" Thursday [11/16/2006] that required them to translate vocabulary words and find them in a grid of letters.  They started seeing other words such as "destroy" and "terrorist" and eventually put together a few sentences that decry violence against Palestinians and appear to condemn the United States for its involvement in the conflict.

At universities, little learned from 9/11.  The feminists at Harvard seek to remove every vestige of patriarchy in America, but they have said almost nothing about the complete dismissal of women's rights by radical Islam.  To do so would be to attack Islamic culture, and according to multiculturalism, every culture is equal and none is evil.

Oregon Students Wear Islam Dress For Class.  Officials at a public school in Oregon are defending a seventh-grade social studies unit on Islam that included students dressing in traditional Islamic dress.  Kendlee Garner of Nyssa told the Ontario Argus Observer that she objected to the amount of time dedicated to the unit on Islam — four weeks — as well as the wearing of religious garb and the lack of parental notification.  She said her son told her about the activity, and when she objected, he got an alternate assignment in the library.

Ex-teacher gets 15 years for aiding terror group.  A federal judge yesterday [8/25/2006] sentenced a former third-grade teacher at a Muslim school in Maryland to 15 years in prison for providing support to a terrorist organization known as the "Virginia jihad network," which used paintball games to train for a holy war.

The Visiting Jihadist:  Throughout America, universities are turning a blind eye while their campuses are being invaded by those propagating a violent form of hatred known simply as radical Islam.  This month, one such campus will follow this insidious trend.  On March 17th through the 18th, the University of Central Florida (UCF) will be hosting an imam who has ties to terrorists and has publicly pledged his support for those who commit suicide in the name of Allah.

Christian Parents Sue After Students "Become Muslims":  A public school in Byron, California is being sued after forcing Christian students to pretend they were Muslims for three weeks.  As part of an Islam simulation" project, students prayed in the name of Allah, chose a Muslim name, and played a "jihad" dice game, according to the group that filed the lawsuit.

Islam studies spark hate mail, lawsuits:  (Parents say "Biased" state-adopted textbook distorts world history in favor of Muslims.)  Word of public-school students pretending to be Muslims, wearing robes, simulating jihads and memorizing verses from the Koran in a seventh-grade California classroom touched off a firestorm of debate, but WorldNetDaily has learned these classroom exercises are neither isolated to one school district nor are they anything new.

A New "History" Book in the Spirit of Multiculturalism:  Could it be that an important textbook is proselytizing American 12-year-olds to convert to Islam?

Muslim groups rally behind undisputed cheerleader of Islamic terrorism.  When former college professor — and alleged terrorist — Sami al-Arian was unexpectedly acquitted Tuesday [12/13/2005] on eight counts and received a hung jury on the other nine, many leading Muslims could barely contain their glee.

How wonderful.  This is just what we need.
Over 10,000 Saudi Students are Bound for the US.  More than 10,000 Saudi students will travel to the US to attend university as part of a government-sponsored program following the adoption of new measures by the Ministry of Higher Education aimed at facilitating travel procedures for Saudis.  In total, 21,000 Saudis are expected to take part in the program in the next four years.

UNC "Islamic Indoctrination" Case Heating Up:  A Christian attorney says students who sued a university over a mandatory Muslim indoctrination course should not have to reveal their identities.  A group of students is suing the University of North Carolina for attempting to force them to participate in a pro-Islamic reading program, claiming the program amounts to government sponsorship of religion.  They sued anonymously out of fear of retaliation from radical Muslim extremists.

Judge Rules Pro-Islamic Reading at UNC Constitutional:  Participation No Longer Required of Incoming Students; Attorneys Filing Appeal.

The Cutting Edge in American Education:  "Become a Muslim warrior":  Militant Islamic lobbying groups want Islam taught as the true religion, not as an academic subject.  They take advantage of this indulgence, exerting pressure on school systems and on textbook writers.

9th Circuit Says Islam in Public Schools is Okay.  In what can only be seen as a double-standard, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that teaching Islam in a public school does not amount to indoctrination, even though the court's rulings indicate recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance apparently does.

Islam studies spark hate mail, lawsuits:  (Parents say "Biased" state-adopted textbook distorts world history in favor of Muslims.)  Word of public-school students pretending to be Muslims, wearing robes, simulating jihads and memorizing verses from the Koran in a seventh-grade California classroom touched off a firestorm of debate, but WorldNetDaily has learned these classroom exercises are neither isolated to one school district nor are they anything new.

A Patriotic Professor is Falsely Accused:  If higher education is an enlightened search for truth, these misguided Muslim students have chosen a dead end paved with lies.

Pants on Fire!:  An independent report has found Orange Coast College professor Ken Hearlson innocent. So why are the Muslim students who lied to get him in trouble still in school?

San Diego State Student Charged with Harassment for Patriotism:  Student's crime was objecting to Muslim students' joy at September 11th attacks.

Muslim mythology thrives on PC college campuses.  Youth lends itself to stridency and naïveté, making campuses fertile fields for hatemongers and paranoia peddlers, providing an ideal home to delusional Muslim mythology.  And political correctness has served as ignorance's accomplice.

"Spiritual warfare" grips Univ. of Wisconsin:  2nd-year resident dismissed after questioning Islamist lecturers.

Jihad for Kids:  It contains no foul language or sexual innuendo.  In fact, it aims to instill reverence for God and obedience to His commands.  Nevertheless, one educational CD-ROM marketed to children aged five and up is one of the most disquieting products ever aimed at pre-teens.  The Islamic Fun! CD-ROM teaches Muslim children about a smorgasbord of Islamic topics.

The Cutting Edge in American Education:  "Become a Muslim warrior":  Militant Islamic lobbying groups want Islam taught as the true religion, not as an academic subject.  They take advantage of this indulgence, exerting pressure on school systems and on textbook writers.

The Answers are Simple, the Decisions are Hard:  A recent news item told how a California public school had adopted an Islam curriculum in a well meaning effort, I suppose, to create peace among diverse religious elements in our nation.  They teach these days that diversity is the new religion, and it is often put forth with an inflexible boldness that belies its so-called "tolerance" and disparages all other singular faiths such as Christianity or Judaism.




Pro-Islam indoctrination at Yale University

Giving Yale the finger:  Since the New York Times and Wall Street Journal broke the news about the admission of Taliban official Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi to a special student program at Yale, we've received numerous emails from outraged Yale Alumni.  One email stood out from the rest — "I won't give Yale one red cent this year, but maybe I will give them a red fingernail instead!"  She was referring to the Taliban's policy of pulling the fingernails off of Afghani women who dared to wear fingernail polish.  Some of these women even had their thumbs sliced off as punishment.

[Oh yes.  There's a religion of peace for you.  Maybe they're just misunderstood.]

You've Got Mail (It's From Yale).  A university official calls Taliban critics "retarded" while the university maintains a stony silence.

Educating the Taliban at Yale.  Imagine if you were in college and found out that the guy next to you in class had worked as a propagandist for one of the most oppressive regimes of modern times.  For some Yale students, this is not a theoretical question.

Yale alumni relations' response:  "Are you retarded?".  We'd be lying if we said we were surprised at the public outrage to Yale's admission of former deputy foreign secretary of the Taliban, Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi.  It was an outrageous and indefensible decision, and America knows it.

It's the visas, stupid!  The ACLU is suing the U.S. Government to force it to grant Tariq Ramadan a travel visa so that he can take up his teaching position at Notre Dame while awaiting the trial on his 2004 visa denial. ... Both the Yale situation and the Notre Dame case ... illustrate the critical importance of a visa process with teeth.

Sayed and de Man at Yale:  Three weeks after the New York Times revealed that former Taliban official Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi is attending classes at Yale, many at the university still have little to say about the controversy.  Meredith Startz, president of the Yale Political Union, told me "there's more discussion of military recruiting among people at Yale than about the Taliban student."  That's partly because Ms. Startz's own organization is discouraging discussion of the subject.

Yale's Taliban:  defending the indefensible, part I.  Yale is in a dilemma.  It made a huge, indefensible blunder when it admitted the senior advisor to Mullah Omar as a special student, and now it's taking hits from students, from alumni, and from the media.  How can Yale spin its way out of this one?

Yale's Taliban:  Defending the indefensible, part II.  Uncanny, isn't it?  There's a reason the Taliban sent this fellow abroad to lie for them.  He's good.  He's smooth.  He plays limousine liberals like fine violins.  Even now the Yale administration and most of its faculty and students — especially those on usually vocal left — are refusing to speak out against the evil he represented.  Their ignorance is willful.  Their gullibility is inexcusable.  Their silence is damning.

God and Juan at Yale?  After clearing a significant procedural hurdle earlier this month, University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, who is better known as a left-wing Israel-bashing blogger, could soon be offered a full tenured position at Yale.



Other relevant web sites:

Campus Watch,  a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them.  The project mainly addresses five problems:  analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students.

Jihad Watch.  Because the West is facing a concerted effort by radical Muslims, most of whom are ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world.  That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.  Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts.  We hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict that radical Islam is waging against the rest of us.

Islam:  The Religion of Peace -- and Terror.

Kafir Nation:  Exposing the so-called "peaceful" religion for what it really is.

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