Today we are going to look at yet another way Islam is being introduced into our nation. The Common Core curriculum we hear so much about in the news is being used to indoctrinate our children in our schools.
The information I will share comes from a book which is available on line at http://media.graytvinc.com/documents/Workbook+Section.pdf. It is a textbook by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston for high school seniors. It is a vocabulary workshop for English, lesson 16.
The context deals with the Islamic civilization from 600 to 1300 AD. It gives the story of Muhammad and the rise of Islam. They are indoctrinating our teenagers concerning Islam. My question is can the schools produce any material that does the same thing about Christianity and Jesus Christ? Why is it that Islam finds its way into our textbooks in America and Christianity does not get the same treatment? I don’t understand this.
Let’s look at some examples from this textbook:
In the Middle East, in the seventh century a.d., the Arabs developed a dynamic culture that overshadowed of Europe until the twelfth century. At the center of Arabic culture was the religion of Islam. The founder of this religion was Muhammad 570-632), a spiritual, military, and political leader. He began uniting his followers, known as Muslims, under one faith. Muhammad’s successors expanded Islam across North Africa to Europe in the west and to Asia in the east.
They are telling us that the Middle Eastern culture was greater that that of Europe at that time. The truth is that very few of the people in the Arabic culture could read or write, Muhammad included. There were no books written in Arabic until the writing of the Qur’an. How can it be suggested that the Middle Eastern culture, and especially the Arabic culture was greater that that of Europe.
It is good that they actually say the Muhammad was more than just a religious leader. The fact is that Muhammad was building an empire. He brought the Arab people together under one leader and his successors spread Islam across North Africa and into southern Europe. They did this using the sword to conquer nations and to force people to convert to Islam or die.
The lesson then gives a list of words to expand their vocabulary. They use the words in sentences to help the students to understand them. Let’s look at the example of the word “astute.”
It is entirely possible that Muhammad was and astute, or shrewd, merchant, but at about the age of forty, he gave up his career as a merchant and became a religious hermit.
Through the example sentences like this one they start to introduce Islam to the students. While it is true that Muhammad spent 30 days in a cave, he did not become a hermit. Muhammad or Islam is used in everyone of the example sentences.
This is supposed to be an English vocabulary class. Why is it being used to introduce Islam to the students?
Looking at the next page we see two columns, one with a list of parts of speech and the other with sentences. The student is to take the highlighted words from column B and place them in the proper blanks in column A. What is significant is the sentences of column B are supposedly historical statements about Islam. Not only are some of them historically inaccurate, they are actual falsehoods. This is called indoctrination.
In the 1960’s our courts overturned what had been accepted since the founding of our nation concerning the First Amendment. Until that time the accepted meaning was simply that the government could not establish a state religion, nor could it inhibit the free practice of religion. In the 60’s the liberals and the anti-God people started petitioning the courts to redefine this understanding.
The sad thing is that they were successful. Where were Christians during this time? We were shaking our heads saying this is terrible and that something should be done about it, but we did nothing. The result was that the courts changed the meaning to say that religion could have nothing to do with the state and the state could have nothing to do with religion. They kicked religion, prayer, and the Bible out of our schools.
Now they are letting Islam in and none of those who got Christianity kicked out are complaining at all. We all ought to be upset about this. The parents were not told about this. It was a parent who was concerned about what his children were being taught found this material and is, as he should be, making a stink about this.
The question I want to leave you with is, What are we going to do about this? Are we just going to sit on our duffs and do nothing, or are we going to stand up and fight against the indoctrination of our children in our schools?