From Will at The Other News:
A middle school in Smyrna, Georgia included in an assignment material that essentially shows 7th grade children that Islamic polygamy is a perfectly legitimate concept and that there is nothing wrong with the strict dress codes used to oppress Muslim women the world over.Read the full story here.
The material was presented to the 7th graders at Campbell Middle School as part of a discussion of the school’s dress codes, apparently meant to use the ideas of Islamic culture for women’s clothing as some sort of example to compare how the school regulates clothing for its students in Georgia.
The concepts were presented in the lesson as a letter from a fictional 20-year-old Muslim woman named “Ahlima.” In this letter “Ahlima” tells readers that she wouldn’t mind if her husband took a second wife and also extolled the virtues of the burkha. She claims that American women are “horribly immodest” in the way they dress.As to polygamy, the fictional Ahlima says, “I understand that some Westerners condemn our practice of polygamy, but I also know they are wrong.”
A father of one of the students was not very happy with the assignment. He complained that the lesson is “promoting or positively depicting their belief that polygamy” is acceptable. He also felt that there should have been some sort of disclaimer that we Americans don’t accept these concepts and he worried that the Muslim ideas were presented as completely acceptable.
Another page of the assignment explained the “seven conditions for women’s dress in Islam,” presenting all of them without discussion and, in essence, endorsing them as acceptable or normal.
The school told the WSB TV, Channel 2 News that it did not create the lesson plan and that it came from the state.
The school pledged to review the material to see if it was appropriate. But, it is not appropriate. Not at all.First of all, this lesson plan is built on lies. The burkha, for instance, is not a requirement of Islam. It is a cultural practice that only some Muslim cultures observe. The burkha has nothing at all to do with Islam directly. Not all Muslims practice polygamy, either, so even that isn’t necessarily a strict Islamic idea, either.
But, worse, the idea that burkhas should at all be acceptable to an American is a slap against our own ideals and promotes the oppressive ideas of enemies to our culture as perfectly acceptable.
The culturally strict proscriptions against freedom forced on Islamic women are a crime against humanity, yet here we have our own schools presenting to our own children the idea that the oppression of women is a perfectly acceptable cultural choice.
It would be exactly the same if they had a letter from a female slave saying that she was OK with being a slave. That it was perfectly acceptable for her to be owned by someone.
We are teaching our children that our own principles are not the optimal principles. We are teaching our children that our own culture, our own ideals are not supreme. We are teaching our children that the oppressive ideas of Islam are just as good as American ideals.
This is a result of liberals trying to make sure Muslims know that we “like” them in a post 9/11 world. With this weak, kow towing we are also making of ourselves a bigger target because there is another cultural ideal in Islam. Muslims feel that such bending over backwards as this is a weakness to be despised. Such kow towing is looked upon as pitiful. Muslims feel that such groveling is not “nice” or “neighborly” but spurs them to imagine that they can easily attack and dominate such a weak-willed culture.
But, even that aside, it shows how the liberals that wrote these lesson plans despise America. It shows that they do not value our own culture. It shows that these liberals are always in search of ways to further tear down the United States and make of her just another nation with just another set of cultural ideas.
If we want to bring America back from the brink of the destruction liberals have led us to we need to take back our educational system and get back to a time where we are teaching our kids why the United States is the best nation on earth.
Unfortunately, today our schools are filled with lessons like this, lessons that teach our own children that the US is nothing special.
sometimes when I read these types of things I think its like tryin g to stop the tide from coming in pastorius, and it saddens me that we would have to explain this to anyone.
the example of what if it were a fictional letter from a slave was perfect. the critical thinking skills of our contemporary western culture have been flushed down the toilet.
Yeah, it is sad. And, yep, you're right. It is like trying to stop the tide from coming in.
The other day I was arguing with a friend about something he wrote comparing the US to Iran. I made the point that there is no moral equivalence between the two, so the comparison was absolutely unfair. And, I added that moral equivalence is a door to chaos.
I knew it was useless for me to write such a thing. It only served to make me look like an obnoxious jerk, a know it all, an arrogant prick.
But, I was right.
And, he was wrong.
And the world will suffer because people can not see the difference between good and evil anymore.
"an obnoxious jerk, a know it all, an arrogant prick"
Sometimes you just have to cut wood and let the chips fall where they may.
The worst thing anyone can do is tell the truth and then apologize and back down.
Besides, you're our obnoxious jerk, know it all arrogant prick and they can't take that away from you.
«The burkha, for instance, is not a requirement of Islam. It is a cultural practice that only some Muslim cultures observe. The burkha has nothing at all to do with Islam directly. Not all Muslims practice polygamy, either, so even that isn’t necessarily a strict Islamic idea, either.»
Check the curricula throughout the United States. This promotion of Islam is endemic. I've ever seen it in some books published by Christian publishers!
Susan Douglass's handiwork?
Yes, and AOW, is that not one of the ridiculous things about Pamela and Robert's criticism of Rick Perry and the school curriculum in Texas? That, by comparison, the curriculum is relatively benign, right?
"you're our obnoxious jerk"
I appreciate that.
Tell the truth & shame the devil. This is a cancer left unchecked that is growing in our country.
I wrote an email to the principal of Campbell Middle School, since the school is located in Smyrna Georgia. The email was a little off topic but i wanted to call her attention to the Ottoman Turks' annihilation of the Armenians in the final chapter of that genocide, in Smyrna, now known as Istanbul. The Turks to this day deny it.
If they can deny the annihilation of about 2 million Armenians, what else might they deny?
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