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Friday, May 26, 2006

California uphold Islamic indoctriniation in public schools

Unbelievable.
In our brave new schools, Johnny can't say the pledge, but he can recite the Quran. Yup, the same court that found the phrase "under God" unconstitutional now endorses Islamic catechism in public school.

In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including:

  • Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ."
  • Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger."
  • Chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts.
  • Professing as "true" the Muslim belief that "The Holy Quran is God's word."
  • Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
  • Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially "becoming a Muslim" for two full weeks.

Parents of seventh-graders, who after 9-11 were taught the pro-Islamic lessons as part of California's world history curriculum, sued under the First Amendment ban on religious establishment. They argued, reasonably, that the government was promoting Islam.

But a federal judge appointed by President Clinton told them in so many words to get over it, that the state was merely teaching kids about another "culture."

So the parents appealed. Unfortunately, the most left-wing court in the land got their case. The 9th Circuit, which previously ruled in favor of an atheist who filed suit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, upheld the lower court ruling.

The decision is a major victory for the multiculturalists and Islamic apologists in California and across the country who've never met a culture or religion they didn't like — with the exception of Western civilization and Christianity. They are legally in the clear to indoctrinate kids into the "peaceful" and "tolerant" religion of Islam, while continuing to denigrate Judeo-Christian values.

In the California course on world religions, Christianity is not presented equally. It's covered in just two days and doesn't involve kids in any role-playing activities. But kids do get a good dose of skepticism about the Christian faith, including a biting history of its persecution of other peoples. In contrast, Islam gets a pass from critical review. Even jihad is presented as an "internal personal struggle to do one's best to resist temptation," and not holy war.

The ed consultant's name is Susan L. Douglass. No, she's not a Christian scholar. She's a devout Muslim activist on the Saudi government payroll, according to an investigation by Paul Sperry, author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington." He found that for years Douglass taught social studies at the Islamic Saudi Academy just outside Washington, D.C. Her husband still teaches there.

So what? By infiltrating our public school system, the Saudis hope to make Islam more widely accepted while converting impressionable American youth to their radical cause. Recall that John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban," was a product of the California school system. What's next, field trips to Mecca?

This case is critical not just to our culture but our national security. It should be brought before the Supreme Court, which has outlawed prayer in school. Let's see what it says about practicing Islam in class. It will be a good test for the bench's two new conservative justices.

Keep in mind that, according to Islam, simply saying the words "There is no God except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." is enough to make you a Muslim. So California has just allowed more than just teaching about Islam - it has sanctioned the mass conversion of public school children to a different religion.
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9 Comments:

Blogger Brooke said...

Un-frickin' believable!

All the way to the Supreme Court, I'd say!

Friday, May 26, 2006 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, and where exactly is the 'ACLU' on this one?

*crickets*

Friday, May 26, 2006 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I'm so glad to see this information posted! Susan Douglass has a lot of power as to what is presented in our school's textbooks.

Friday, May 26, 2006 6:56:00 pm  
Blogger Publius said...

I want to call BS on this. I just can’t believe it can be true. I don’t want to believe that it is true. I took a European History class in HS and I learned more about the Holy Roman Empire in one day in Prague than I did in a year of studying European History.

Friday, May 26, 2006 10:09:00 pm  
Anonymous religion of pieces said...

"Keep in mind that, according to Islam, simply saying the words "There is no God except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." is enough to make you a Muslim. So California has just allowed more than just teaching about Islam - it has sanctioned the mass conversion of public school children to a different religion."

So presumably, if these kids ever set foot in a church again, they'll be apostates from Islam and it will be the duty of all pious Muslims to chop their heads off.

Surely the parents could sue the schools for turning their kids into targets for murder?

Friday, May 26, 2006 10:15:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Publius,
I can't speak to all of the material in this article, but I know for a fact that during Ramadan a few years ago, pupils in Fairfax County Public Schools chanted the five pillars. A representative from the local mosque led the class.

Susan Douglass is real. Believe that!

Friday, May 26, 2006 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Here is some more information.

Excerpt:

...Students are routinely exposed in their classroom to new information and opinions, hence they tend to be more receptive to new beliefs and ideas.

Schools are therefore fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students. Muslim students should take ample advantage of this opportunity and present to their schoolmates the beautiful beliefs of Islam....


Read it all! The material is from a Muslim site.

Friday, May 26, 2006 11:53:00 pm  
Blogger Benue said...

Didn't you guys already post this article this week? It's good to see it bumped up and see different people see it who missed it the first time. This has to go to the Supreme Court. I can't believe this had even made it this far. There must be some not very good lawyers in this case.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 5:30:00 am  
Blogger newc said...

That circuit court is rotted through and through.

Sunday, May 28, 2006 5:31:00 pm  

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