Is Texas' CSCOPE Curriculum Pro-Islam & Anti-Christian?


Back in November I wrote about the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum collaborative's (TESCCC) company CSCOPE which produces a lot of curriculum used in public schools in the Texas education system. That report had to do with rewriting history and referring to those that were engaged in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists and the act they engaged in as an act of terrorism. Further investigation into the matter reveals that the curriculum is also highly anti-Christian and pro-Islam.

The curriculum, by law, is supposed to be made available to parents for access. According to the Texas Constitution:

Sec. 26.006. ACCESS TO TEACHING MATERIALS. (a) A parent is entitled to:

(1) review all teaching materials, instructional materials, and other teaching aids used in the classroom of the parent’s child;

I was contacted about the matter by Ginger Russell, whose mother, Janice VanCleve, writes homeschool science materials, which she graciously sent a book to each of my own children. Mrs. Russell says that parents have been denied access to the curriculum and that teachers were even given a "gag order", signing a copy of the gag order without legal counsel, but they are finding ways of obtaining the curriculum to get the word out on CSCOPE. Russell and VanCleave have teamed up to create the Texas CSCOPE Review website to inform the parents of what their children are being taught with this curriculum.

So what is CSCOPE putting out? Well, in addition to rewriting the Founding Fathers and historical events like the Boston Tea Party, they are promoting that the god of Islam, Allah, is "Almighty God" and that "one can only find peace by submitting to (Allah)."

The curriculum also teaches various definitions of words used in Islam, what one is to believe to become a Muslim, and says of its founder Muhammad, that he was "married to a rich widow" and that he "became disillusioned with the corruption in the city and the growing gap between the urban dwellers and the bedouins (nomadic herders.)" Nothing is mentioned, however, of his involvement in pedophilia or his well known penchant for beheading entire indigenous people groups.

Muhammad is also said to have been visited by the Angel Gabriel and he it was allegedly "revealed to him that he would be the next and final prophet." No mention is made that Muhammad believed, if only for a short time, that he was possessed by demons. So did the woman that reared him.

The curriculum also promotes the idea that "non-Muslims in conqueror territory are allowed religious freedom (for an additional tax)."

Unlike Islam, which is only presented as good, Christianity gets the bad and the ugly. Christianity is presented as nothing more than a resurrection of pagan religions and the authors of the CSCOPE curriculum World History Unit 3 Lesson 02 are more than happy to parallel Jesus Christ's resurrection with Osiris and Mithraism, as well as, point out wrong accusations against Christians for engaging in incest and cannibalism at their "love feasts" and observance of the "Lord's Supper."

Ann Work at Times Record News recently wrote a piece on Russell and VanCleave's fight to expose CSCOPE. She writes:

Russell has been particularly troubled that Wichita Christian School would adopt a curriculum where she believes anti-Christian, pro-Islamic bias had been documented and has contacted them several times about it.

"I do not think for one minute your teachers are promoting the teaching of Islam or Marxism in your school, but you are promoting and funding their agenda by purchasing it," Russell wrote.

Wichita Christian School Superintendent Karla Wallace said Wednesday that she doesn't believe CSCOPE could possibly be as offensive as Russell claims.

“It’s very pro-Islamic and it’s anti-Christian. It portrays Islam as being a very positive thing and it gives links for the children to go to that are anti-Christian,” Russell explained.

“Islam is not a religion. It’s a political ideology. And if you are raising our children in the public schools having a positive view of Islam, this is just horrible,” she said.

Ed Vara, the Deputy Executive Director of Academic Services at CSCOPE says Russell’s concerns are unfounded. “Don’t blow it out of perspective. There isn’t a hidden agenda here. I think that’s part of what folks are playing on,” Vara said. “We do have material that talks about what Islam is; some basic tenets about it. It’s not indoctrination. That’s not the role that we play,” Vara explained.

Russel says that the curriculum is far too pro-Islamic without revealing the negative side of the religion.

CSCOPE was never approved by the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education, according to Ms. Donna Garner, a conservative Christian activist who has been involved in Texas education for many years. She also points out how CSCOPE is getting around allowing parents access to their children's curriculum.

In an email to FreedomOutpost from Garner, she wrote, "The Texas Attorney General's office ruled on 4.4.12 (Opinion #449557-- https://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinions/openrecords/50abbott/orl/2012/pdf/or201204869.pdf — that CSCOPE (TESCCC) is a governmental body and does fall within the scope of Gov. Code – 552.003(1)(A)(xii). This means that CSCOPE (TESCCC) is subject to the Public Information Act (PIA) and should be required to make public its curriculum, tax returns, check register, and bylaws."

Garner said, "However, because of Section 552.104 (Gov. Code) which makes an exception that protects a governmental body (such as TESCCC) from following the PIA if doing so would give competitors a demonstrable advantage by allowing them to develop similar products and harm the marketplace advantages of CSCOPE, the Texas Attorney General has ruled that CSCOPE (TESCCC) does not have to follow all the PIA requirements."

"The lawyers who originally set up the TESCCC corporation undoubtedly knew exactly how to get around the PIA laws," she concluded.

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  • Nagdy Mehany

    Further investigation into the matter reveals that the curriculum is also highly anti-Christian and pro-Islam.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/is-texas-cscope-curriculum-pro-islam-anti-christian/#ixzz2UMl4Vixu

  • disqus_S3NWcGLzF9

    A great way to deal with these subversive hooligan "educators" is to bring back tarring & feathering, followed by "runnin' 'em out of town on a rail".

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

    This article absolutely sickens me. If you really looked at what CSCOPE teaches, you would see that its actually extremely offensive to Islam. This article and the comments below reflect the ridiculous Islamophobia that is plaguing the U.S. and the ignorance of Americans about the basic premises of Islam. I would advise that you all get your facts straight before spouting off your backcountry stereotypical views. This article and the comments are a perfect example of what's wrong with America and is killing the perception of America in Muslim countries all over the world. And there are a lot of them and we need to interact with them to dispel the anti-American wave that is sweeping the world. So please for everyone's sake, stop stereotyping, stop hating, start educating yourself before you make claims about a religion you know nothing about. I'm looking at you Raymond.

    • Raymond

      And i'm looking at you.

    • Raymond

      It's clear that you're a piece of trash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.blood.73 Kevin Blood

    Hi my name is kevin i would like to ask a few questions you seam very informed of the current problems we face but have you any idea how to fix it is there anything you think that can be done to resolve all the basically wrong tthings going on every day our way of life seams to be being attacked.... will writeing the senate and house reps change anything how do we keap america free is my question to you.... [email protected] i would appreciate conversateing with you.

  • robocop33

    Why is this happening? Texas is a pretty conservative State and I find it hard to believe that they somehow snuck this type of curriculum into the school programming without someone saying hey wait a minute! This garbage needs to be pulled out of our schools. The do not allow teachers to teach the Bible in public schools so why are they teaching Islam?

  • sheinLV

    Why aren't parents with kids in these schools doing something about this? When my kids were school age, I knew what they were being taught in all their classes. I would yank my kids out of all public schools knowing that they are trying to turn my child away from American traditions and values, and the fact that these schools are altering history and bad-mouthing America ticks me off

  • The_Magic_M

    > That report had to do with rewriting history and referring to those that were engaged in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists and the act they engaged in as an act of terrorism.

    You just missed the tiny little fact that this was an exercise that should teach children how propaganda can portray events in a different light (as in "one man's heroism is another man's terrorism").
    You obviously would've failed that course.

  • defender3

    CSCOPE is indeed being used in our public schools to brainwash our children. I urge all parents to take a hard look at their curriculum and you will see that this it is re-writing history .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micheal-Stone-Sr/100003190509303 Micheal Stone Sr.

    The idea of giving full exposure to all beliefs , ALL IDEOLOGIES , even though they propagate the death and destruction of our freedoms must be refuted, and changed! islam, communism, or any other ideology that preaches the downfall of our nation and democratic ideals should not be given a place in our education system!

  • nax777

    Muslims annual legal immigration numbers have increased from
    90,000 to 700,000 in Obama’s first three years. Mass immigration is legal as
    well as illegal.

    http://www.numbersusa.com /
    http://www.goooh.com

  • Seymour Kleerley

    I saw on TV the head of the school system and he claimed this story is untrue. Just sayin..

    • ixnay00

      according to the koran its alright to lie to an infidel, so go figure.

  • Greg

    Hang all of the traitorous so called educators Texas style.

    • The_Magic_M

      Because nothing says "American patriot" better than calling for the death of everyone who disagrees with you. Right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

      Finally, a voice of reason

  • LibertyRN

    Why is this being allowed and especially in a state like Texas. I could see it happening in the land of fruit and nuts, California, but Texas. The parents need to go into the school and see exactly what is happening.

    • http://twitter.com/janredneckjemd cowgirl2012

      I did, I talked to 18 teachers in 8 schools various grades, and all my grandchildren aged from 8 to 19...not one ever has heard this nor would they approve, I also talked to the Education Board and this is not what is being taught. There are private schools that can and may without consent but do not believe that Texas ppl who fights every mosque that is to be built and openly shuns Muslims would allow that in our schools...thank God. Radical people like Russell have crusades that need to be done, but they go too far to make blank statements that encompass the whole in an untruth.

    • WalkingLadyLiberty

      cowgirl2012, your facts are wrong. I currently sit on a school board, and when this topic came up, I asked about our own curriculum and the answer was no, not in our district. However, our Superintendent came from a district that did have CSCOPE. Many, many districts in Texas use this stuff. It's real. Be glad that your grandchildren do not have it in their schools. Pray for those that do!

    • D'PAUL

      D'PAUL get a clue cowgirl, our country and freedoms are openly being subverted
      by the Muslim in chief who has illegally occupied our Nation with the blessing of the DEMONCRAT PARTY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

      You're grossly misinformed and disrespectful

    • Raymond

      And you're trash

  • Drifanwulf

    Past time to send these infiltrators packing back to where they came from, and any traitorous scum who sympathize with them can go as well.

  • Raymond

    Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.

    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

    Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'

    When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

    United States -- Muslim 1.0%
    Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
    Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
    China -- Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
    Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

    Denmark -- Muslim 2%
    Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
    Spain -- Muslim 4%
    Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

    They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. ( United States ).

    France -- Muslim 8%
    Philippines -- Muslim 5%
    Sweden -- Muslim 5%
    Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris --car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

    Guyana -- Muslim 10%
    India -- Muslim 13.4%
    Israel -- Muslim 16%
    Kenya -- Muslim 10%
    Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
    Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
    Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

    Albania -- Muslim 70%
    Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan -- Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

    Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
    Egypt -- Muslim 90%
    Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
    Iran -- Muslim 98%
    Iraq -- Muslim 97%
    Jordan -- Muslim 92%
    Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
    Palestine -- Muslim 99%
    Syria -- Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
    Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

    Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
    Somalia -- Muslim 100%
    Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

    Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

    'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

    It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

      There are always problems when there is a minority population being underrepresented or unheard. This is not unique to Muslims.

    • Raymond

      It's clear that you support wickedness.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

      It's clear that you're backward and don't care enough to actually research to backup what you're saying about Islam. If you want to live hating people for unfounded reasons go ahead, but its a waste of emotion.

    • Raymond

      It's clear that you're a lover of evil.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allison.cantrell.92 Allison Cantrell

      It's clear that your psycho. Please stop poisoning the internet

    • Raymond

      Are you a muslim or married to a muslim???

    • Raymond
  • Raymond

    Please share these facts with others, we all need to know the truth about Islam.
    1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
    a. Superman b. Jay Leno c. Harry Potter
    d. A Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40

    2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
    a. Olga Corbett b. Sitting Bull c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
    a. Lost Norwegians b. Elvis c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
    d . Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
    a. John Dillinger b. The King of Sweden c. The Boy Scouts
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
    a. A pizza delivery boy b. Pee Wee Herman c. Geraldo Rivera
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard
    in his wheelchair by:
    a. The Smurfs b. Davey Jones c. The Little Mermaid
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
    a. Captain Kidd b. Charles Lindberg c. Mother Teresa
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
    a. Scooby Doo b. The Tooth Fairy c. The Sundance Kid
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
    a. Richard Simmons b. Grandma Moses c. Michael Jordan
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
    a. Mr. Rogers
    b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems
    c. The World Wrestling Federation
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.
    Thousands of people were killed by:
    a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
    b. The Supreme Court of Florida c. Mr Bean
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
    a. Enron b. The Lutheran Church c. The NFL
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
    a. Bonnie and Clyde b. Captain Kangaroo c. Billy Graham
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    • Michael

      Ah yes, the political movement of peace.........

    • Seymour Kleerley

      You're a freakin riot. I'm officially one of your fans. Young Muslim males are time bombs ready to explode. No work, money, sex, fun, and a Religious indoctrination that makes ours look voluntary. American support for evil dictators and American troops in their home lands hasn't help either.

    • Seymour Kleerley

      I was referring to Raymond. Sorry.

  • Raymond

    Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
    Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

    Obama Care allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

    How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

    Dhimmitude serves two purposes: It enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y, and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver.

    • D'PAUL

      EQUAL APPLICATION OF THE LAW....LOL???????????????

  • Raymond

    As of 2005, Michigan held the largest and still growing Muslim population in the United States and the second largest Arab population outside of the Middle East. Outside of Muslim-run countries, Paris — which still experiences nightly vehicle torchings and mayhem in its Islamic neighborhoods — has the largest. It is estimated that eight million Muslims now live in the US and their numbers are continuing to grow. Islam is now the second-largest religious body in the United States and is said to be its fastest growing religious movement.
    Although hundreds of long-time residents of Hamtramck, MI protested the city allowing the five-times-per-day Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast over Hamtramck's loudspeakers, the city council voted unanimously in April 2004 to allow it. Prior to the city council making its decision, public input from any citizens (except Muslims) had not been allowed. This continues today. Hamtramck resident Bob Golen was outraged by the city council's actions and said: "So they had made up their mind before any public meeting and it's been five-nothing ever since. This is only the beginning. They're going to use Hamtramck as a precedent. This is coming to your town, to the town down the road, and to the [next] town down the road." Golen added that, after the city council voted to allow the calls to prayer, one of the city councilmen said that he was "proud to set a precedent in this country."

  • Raymond

    Just outside of Detroit, the city of Dearborn, MI (the tenth most populated in that state) holds the second densest Arab community outside of the Middle East. Terrorist Hezbollah is also firmly established in Michigan and in 2006 the owner of the La Shish chain of 15 US restaurants, Talal Chahine, fled to Lebanon rather than facing federal charges that he had both evaded paying taxes and funneled $20 million in profits to Hezbollah. This is but one case and there is little doubt other terrorist-supporting activities continue to occur right under our radar. Dearborn's Al Mabarat "charitable organization" has also been named in providing funds to Hezbollah and on 31 July 3,500 Dearborn Muslims marched in support of Hezbollah and shouted: "Jews are diseased!" The assertions by many that Michigan is the capital of Hezbollah in the United States, seems an appropriate assessment. But, Hezbollah is not the only Islamic terrorist organization that has a stronghold in Michigan. Terrorist groups al-Qaeda, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya are also firmly entrenched in the state. And it is not only in Michigan that these terrorists have gained a foothold — their presence is now spread throughout the US. We continue to allow the presence of those within our country who have stated and are bent upon overthrowing and destroying it. Too many tolerance-advocates continue to act in an insane and self-destructive manner by allowing these incursions to exist — placing the rest of us not only at risk but, at the mercy of our destructors. And it is now happening not only on our soil but, in our backyards.

  • Raymond

    Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020.

    1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.

    2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ''Abed.''

    3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

    4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

    5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corporations or a controlling stock.

    6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.

    7. Yell ''foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran'' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

    8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.