Floridians Outraged Over Islamic Bias And Indoctrination In School Textbooks

Does Prentice Hall ring a bell? Depending on when you went to school you may have had a few Prentice Hall textbooks. I know I did. One of their current textbooks, simply titled World History, is causing quite the stir in Florida. Florida Today reports:

Two Brevard School Board members are reviewing a world history textbook used in ninth grade Advance Placement classes amid concerns that it is biased in favor of Islam — at the expense of Christianity and Judaism.

House Representative Ritch Workman and individuals from two citizens groups spoke against the textbook, Prentice Hall World History, at the Brevard School Board meeting Tuesday, citing examples of phrases and passages they believe show bias.

"Our children deserve facts and accuracy, not history being revised for our own failure or desire to not offend one culture or another," said Workman, a Republican from Melbourne.

The textbook, which has been used in Brevard for the past three years, devotes a chapter to Islam, with sections including the rise of Islam and the building of the Muslim empire. Conversely, Christianity and Judaism do not have their own chapters and instead are referenced in paragraphs embedded in other sections.

Workman also expressed concern about how historic events are portrayed and what phrases are used. For example, he said the textbook reads Jesus proclaims himself to be the Messiah but declares Muhammad becomes a prophet.

School board members Amy Kneessy and Andy Ziegler promised to review the textbook, which is published by Pearson, a well-known printer of educational textbooks.

"No matter what the subject is, whether it's math, English, science or world history, students need to have accurate, unbiased information," Kneessy said. "If textbooks are unbiased or incomplete, it's our job to fix that."

This story is much bigger than a Florida school system. We must consider how big Prentice Hall is and consider that there are likely tens of thousands of these textbooks in circulation. Prentice Hall is not foreign to controversy on this subject. According to Stop the Madrassa

The Textbook League is another national center that evaluates textbooks for academic quality and political bias, which also found multiple editions of Houghton Mifflin's Across the Centuries to be filled with Islamic preaching. They have also drawn attention to Prentice Hall's textbook, World Cultures: A Global Mosaic as "a vehicle for Muslim propaganda":

Long passages in World Cultures are devoted to promoting Islam, to making American students embrace Islamic religious beliefs, and to winning converts for Allah. In these passages, Muslim myths are disguised as historical information, Muslim superstitions are disguised as facts…

Palm Beach County has already forced the reprint of World History once for Muslim bias and inaccuracies. The question on my mind is whether or not this is the reprinted book or the old version. As reported in April:

Dr. William Saxton, Chairman of Citizens for National Security told The Report Card that as result of CFNS efforts – and for the first time as far as anyone related to these K-12 textbook issues knows – a major publisher, Pearson Prentice Hall, had to correct the content of an already printed flawed textbook that it intended to sell to a huge school district in Florida, and reprint it, before it could be purchasedDr. Saxton earned his doctorate in Applied Physics from Harvard and spent much of his career in the United States Intelligence community. He founded CFNS as a result of concerns that Islamic terror organizations Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood were spreading misinformation and indoctrinating students in American schools.

The new 2013 high-school history book, "World History," was slated for delivery to Palm Beach County (PBC) students for use at the beginning of the current school year. CFNS documented Islam bias and misinformation in a report co-authored by Dr. Saxton and Report Card Publisher William Korach. That 92-page report, published February 2012 documented Islam-biased errors and misinformation in 25 textbooks in Florida. CFNS participated in a marathon meeting with PBC curriculum specialists and a Pearson representative to delineate their concerns and recommend corrections. Following that, Dr. Saxton testified about the book's bias before the PBC School Board. After further review, the Board concurred with the CFNS position, and determined that much of the textbook's contentious language be revised, consistent with CFNS's recommendations, as a condition for purchase.

You must consider how liberal leaning our school system has already become and then consider how bad a book must have to be for reprints to be demanded and questions to be raised.

What the hell is going on at Prentice Hall? Maybe there is a clue on their own website. Prentice Hall is owned by Pearson. Here is a quote that is the very first line on their about page:

Pearson is the world's leading PreK-20 educational publishing company, dedicated to working with educators to change the way America thinks.

Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner.

Since when was it decided that Americans needed to change the way they think? That's Progressive talk. And for those of you who don't know… Progressive is a politically correct way of saying communist.

Don't be fooled America.

This is real and it has been in play for a long time.

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  • EvidenceBasedDecisions

    "Conversely Christianity and Judaism dont have their own chapters".

    Chapter 5 : Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity (509 B.C.–A.D. 476).
    Chapter 7 Section 3 :The Medieval Church
    Chapter 8 Section 2: The Holy Roman Empire and the Church
    Chapter 8 Section 3: The Crusades and the Wider World
    Chapter 8 Section 5: A Time of Crisis (the church)
    Chapter 11 Section 3 : Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (impact of christianity et al)
    Chapter 13 Section 3: The Protestant Reformation
    etc etc etc

    When you start believing politicians maybe it is your own education that has a problem.

  • pjk40

    Home school - NOW

  • bynbel

    These textbooks should not only be corrected they should banned! In fact, no books from this company should find itself in American schools again!

  • Robert

    I guess sepperation of church and state does not include satanic death cults like islam.

  • Denmin

    Ding,ding,ding.Communist indeed and it has been going on for a very long time.

  • rich

    Islam = religion Religion illegal to be taught in schools.
    should be the end of that argument if they can use it against Christians we can use it against Islam.

  • insectman

    As a retired public school teacher I am convinced that our only hope is to rescue
    our children from the public (government) schools and raise a godly generation.

    Please see "Call to Dunkirk" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGZLSVph3A.

    Public schools cannot be redeemed. Saying we should not abandon them is like saying the passengers of the Titanic should have stayed aboard because the band was playing good music and the captain was a good man.

    Please also see IndoctriNation at http://indoctrinationmovie.com.

    Additionally, please see http://insectman.us/exodus-mandate-wv/index.htm.


  • Jeff Ludwig

    The article's author has only exposed the tip of the iceberg. It's mind boggling. Texas has been the most successful state in fighting back, but the plethora of subtle and non-so-subtle distortions of history is accelerating at a rapid pace.

  • Nissel1126

    Time to get rid of Obama and his entire administration. The longer we wait, the worse things will get to the point of no return.

  • sheinLV

    I thank God my kids were out of school long before these new school books were being printed. If I did have school age kids, I would never let them near a public school.

  • john4637

    Sleeping parents supply fertile minds for the Marxists to develop. Remember that the Islamic people have wanted to rule the world since the 7th century, they were Hitler's allies during WW2, they are not our friends, and they never will be. Our masters maybe! Our friends never!

  • Enubus

    The Government Schools are the new KGB propaganda schools. Children should either be homeschooled or be in voucher driven private schools. Commie schools should go the way of the Dodo, including the teachers' unions, teachers, DOE and the NEA.

  • becky

    Yes! Been in ACTIVE play since the late 1960s. Anybody younger than 55 now has already been indoctrinated into Communism unless they were in the good Private schools.

    Thank YOU Dean! I am so glad someone besides me is actively pointing out that Progressive actually MEANS Communism. So does "Liberal". More media needs to get this out and really work on exposing what's been done in this country for the last 5 decades.

  • gnafuasusual

    The Department of Education on the Government level needs to be disbanded - get rid of it. Then, rediscover how much students will actually learn! When they reach level 12, they would actually be able to read, add, subtract, write, maybe talk in sentences and use their imaginations! Wouldn't that be a blessing! We have wonderful teachers who believe the same. They are not all from colleges that brainwashed them.

  • Greg137

    Let us just take a wrecking ball to the schools; bulldoze them then go HOMESCHOOL!!!
    Seriously First the gays and now the QuraCK(Quran) heads!!! They all want your kids, because Liberals hate children and can't produce any, and even if they do produce kids they will find some excuse to murder them for what honor?! Screw Honor, if it means legalizing murder in cold blood, because the Left are a sick bunch off nut-jobs! All it takes to be Republican nowadays is a single thread of sanity!!! It is No wonder we have the problems with the RINOs that we do in our party! Most of the democrats have left the democrat party to let the lunatics have free run of the place... COUNT THE RINOs, because THEY are what is left of the democrat party... Three parties now occupy Washington D. C. Republicans(conservative), RINOs(democrats), and the lunatics(who have hijacked the Democrat party)!!!