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.

While most authorities might define Jihad as a holy war, or as a violent struggle that is the duty of all Muslims to undertake, the definition of Jihad in many Social Studies textbooks makes no mention whatsoever of the violent nature of Jihad.

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    The state of California, a major player in the American textbook market, introduces its students to Islam in the seventh grade. For this purpose, the California State Board of Education has recommended the use of, among others, a world history textbook entitled History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, issued by the Teachers' Curriculum Institute of Palo Alto. A review of the 2005 edition of this book (first published in 2004) provides a dismaying example of what has been, and in some states continues to be, wrong with public school teaching about Islam.