Public schools promoting Islam

Friday, December 28, 2012
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Texas public school curriculum is teaching students that "Allah is the Almighty God," which is beginning to catch the attention of critics. The creators of that curriculum, however, claim critics are taking information out of context.

The private curriculum, CSCOPE, is being used in 70 percent of K-12 public school classes. The "comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system" was developed by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative.

But critics like Ginger Russell, a member of the tea party, are finding that the program teaches that "Allah alone is the Creator" as fact, without any opposing viewpoint.

"They had a PowerPoint presentation on there on Islam, and it did say that -- that 'Allah is the Almighty God,'" Russell accounts. "It doesn't give any controversial view to it or disprove of that."

In addition, portions of the Quran are handed out to accompany the PowerPoint presentation, according to Russell.

"The lesson that went with this PowerPoint asked you to hand out the verses of the Quran to the kids to go over," the critic reports.

CSCOPE, which is independent of the Texas State Board of Education, also teaches that the Boston Tea Party was carried out by a band of terrorists and that the Second Amendment is limited to state-run organizations. 

But because the program operates outside the board of education, public review of the content is not permitted. Even parents are denied access to this online program.

CSCOPE claims that accusations its curriculum promotes "Allah is the Almighty God" are inaccurate and "taken out of context." As for the Boston Tea Party example, CSCOPE says the writer of that lesson -- which is not part of the current curriculum -- meant to "engage students with an activity on perspective over the topic of terrorism" and to demonstrate "how an act of patriotism to Americans could be perceived differently by an outside party ...."

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