Tuesday, October 10, 2006

'Five pillars of Islam' taught in public school

'Education practice wouldn't last 10 seconds if kids told to dress as priests' These people are really starting to PISS ME OFF!
Another school has been "teaching" Islam by having students study and learn Muslim prayers and dress as Muslims, and a lawyer who argued a previous dispute over this issue to the U.S. Supreme Court said such methodologies wouldn't "last 10 seconds" if it were Christianity being taught.
The left, so fond of the "separation of church and state" fantasy, yet they're pushing Islam in taxpayer funded public schools.
"Why is it okay to teach Islam? Unless there's an exception in the Establishment Clause, which says you cannot teach religion in schools unless it's Islam," he said. "I haven't seen it."
If they insist on teaching Islam, then by all means, go right ahead, as long as it's based in reality AND they teach Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, etc.
A review online of information from the text shows that it teaches Christianity spread because "it gave meaning to peoples' lives, appealed to their emotions and promised happiness after death." Its description also focuses on Christians' conflicts with Rome (when they were fed to lions), and splits between Christians following Roman teachings and those following the teachings of Constantine. However, the article praises how the Muslims founded the system for banking, created important centers for learning, government and the arts, how they ran "government, society and business" and made valuable contributions in math, science and the arts. The text also credits Muslims with inventing algebra and chemistry as well as creating beautiful buildings, citing the Taj Mahal, although the text does not mention that that is a tomb. There's also no mention of the Quranic instruction that Muslims must behead infidels, or nonbelievers.
Like I said, base the instruction in REALITY. They might want to show all those pictures of the Muslim protests over the cartoons, you know, the ones that say "God bless Hitler" and "our religion does not allow for unconditional freedom of speech". Oh, and make sure they're shown the beheading of Nick Burg too.
"Cases like this present Christians with a golden opportunity to introduce elements of religious teaching back into the state curriculum by using the left's double standard towards Islam against it," said one commentator. "Now that this case is on the books in the Ninth Circuit as precedent, expect Christian immersion classes to follow."
Isn't it time to take back our schools? Enough with the diversity crap! H/T: Dhimmi Watch