Texas: Curriculum Under Fire For Teaching ‘Allah Is The Almighty God’, Calls Boston Tea Party ‘A Terrorist Organization’ [Excerpts]
“In the 70 percent of Texas public schools where a private curriculum has been installed, students are learning the ‘fact’ that ‘Allah is the Almighty God,’ charge critics of a new online curriculum that already is facing condemnation for its secrecy and restrictions on oversight.
The program, called CSCOPE, is a private venture operating under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, whose incorporation documents state its independence from the State Board of Education of the Texas Education Agency.
Other reports previously have raised alarm over the curriculum’s depiction of the Boston Tea Party as a terrorist act on par with the 9/11 attack.
Now come concerns about what critics describe as a definitively pro-Islam bias.
In one scenario, students are asked to study the tenets of Islam, and critics say the materials provided exceed impartial review of another faith, extending into requirements of conversion and moral imperatives.
A computer presentation utilized as part of a study of Islam includes information on how to convert, as well as verses denigrating other faiths.
According to excerpts, under the heading, ‘Who Is Allah?,’ students are told:
‘Allah is the Almighty God.’
‘Allah alone is the Creator. He alone deserves our devout love and worship.’
Muhammad is described as having become ‘disillusioned with the corruption in the city and the growing gap between the urban dwellers and the Bedouins (nomadic herders).’
But there is no mention of his documented sex activities with a child or his penchant for beheading entire indigenous people groups.