Massachusetts Public School Textbook Glorifies Islam

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For years, liberals have done everything in their power to make sure Christianity is kept out of the public school system. In this, they’ve largely been successful, erasing school prayer, condemning student Bible readings, and even crushing private clubs that hold meetings on school property. But when it comes to Islam, they’re predictably less concerned about appearances.

At least one parent in Revere, Massachusetts is concerned about how his son’s history book teaches about Islam. Anthony Giannino told a local news outlet that, “No religion should be taught in school. It says Allah is their only God. That’s insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only.”

While the textbook in question stops short of endorsing Islam, it portrays the religion in an overly-celebratory context that might run at odds with how many view it in light of recent events. It reprints the Muslim Call to Prayer in full, which includes such statements as “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah.” It also includes a rather biased overview of Muhammad’s life. “Muhammad never expected to change the world,” the book tells us. “He had a strong sense of right and wrong.”

This is the religion, in case anyone had forgotten, that is claimed by the Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, Boko Haram, and countless other terror organizations. Granted, it’s also claimed by more than a billion non-violent followers, but it’s curious that the book does not appear to mention the dark side to the “religion of peace.”

Liberals want American children to forget that more than 18,000 terror attacks in the last decade have been committed in the name of their favorite religion. They will dig and dig until they find a Christian equivalent, often being forced all the way back to the Crusades to come up with a salient point. But we’re not talking about things that happened 500 years ago; we’re talking about the state of the world today.

The philosophies that drive these terrorists are not some “perversion” of Islam, though they may be rightfully condemned by Muslims who only wish to worship in peace. They are taken from Muhammad himself, the man who “had a strong sense of right and wrong.” In the last years of his life, he ordered more than 60 military campaigns for the glory of Allah, luring faithful soldiers with the promise of loot, sex, and an afterlife filled with wonders. Perhaps Muhammad was practicing a “perverted” version of his own religion.

To be sure, there are verses in the Bible that call for fairly barbaric and violent actions. The difference is that we don’t wake up to news stories about Christian terrorists stoning women, killing gays, and blowing themselves up on a weekly basis. Whether the difference is economic, regional, or religious really makes no difference. The facts are the facts, and they need to be recognized.

As long as bleeding-heart liberals are in charge of the public school system, though, don’t expect your kids to know anything about that.