Would you like some Propaganda with your education?

The Land of the Free is already having its educational institutions infiltrated. A few lone voices are ringing the alarm bells but is anyone listening? This is how it starts, small changes that are hard to fight, creeping Islam is what I call it.

 

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.

“It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me. “If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school – how is this appropriate?”

The Islamic vocabulary worksheet was assigned to seniors.

Muslim Worksheet

Muslim Worksheet

“I was reading it and it caught me off guard,” the student told me. “I just looked at it and knew something was not right – so I emailed the pages to my mom.”

I asked the school district to provide me with a copy of vocabulary worksheets that promoted the Jewish, Hindu and Christian faiths. The school district did not reply.

“In the following exercises, you will have the opportunity to expand your vocabulary by reading about Muhammad and the Islamic word,” the worksheet read.

The lesson used words like astute, conducive, erratic, mosque, pastoral, and zenith in sentences about the Islamic faith.

“The zenith of any Muslim’s life is a trip to Mecca,” one sentence read. For “erratic,” the lesson included this statement: “The responses to Muhammad’s teachings were at first erratic. Some people responded favorably, while other resisted his claim that ‘there is no God but Allah and Muhammad his Prophet.”

Another section required students to complete a sentence:

“There are such vast numbers of people who are anxious to spread the Muslim faith that it would be impossible to give a(n)___ amount.”

I spoke to one parent who asked not to be identified. She was extremely troubled by what her child was exposed to in the classroom.

“What if right after Pearl Harbor our educational system was talking about how great the Japanese emperor was?” the parent asked. “What if during the Cold War our educational system was telling students how wonderful Russia was?”

The parent said the material was classwork disguised as Islamic propaganda.

“It’s very shocking,” she said. “I just told my daughter to read it as if it’s fiction. It’s no different than another of fictional book you’ve read.”

A spokesman for Pitt County Schools defended the lesson – noting that it came from a state-adopted supplemental workbook and met the “Common Core standards for English Language Arts.”

“The course is designed to accompany the world literature text, which emphasizes culture in literature,” the statement read.

The problem is it’s emphasizing a specific culture and religion – and the school district acknowledged there were concerns “related to the religious nature of sentences providing vocabulary words in context.”

“Our school system understands all concerns related to proselytizing, and there is no place for it in our instruction,” the statement goes on to say. “However, this particular lesson was one of many the students in this class have had and will have that expose them to the various religions and how they shape cultures throughout the world.”

I asked the school district to provide me with a copy of vocabulary worksheets that promoted the Jewish, Hindu and Christian faiths.

The school district did not reply.

I also asked for the past or future dates when the students would be given those vocabulary worksheets.

The school district has yet to reply.

The student I spoke with told me they have not had any other assignments dealing with religion – other than the one about Islam.

Why is that not surprising?

Since the Common Core folks seem to be infatuated with sentence completion – let me try one out on them.

Use “Islamic” and “proselytizing” in the following sentence: Somebody got their ____ hand caught in the ____ cookie jar.

UPDATE: I asked the school district if there had been similar vocabulary assignments about Judaism, Christianity or other religions. I also asked for the exact dates of those assignments. Here’s the reply I received from the school district:

“The class recently finished reading Night by Elie Wiesel. As part of the study of this book, students were exposed to Judaism. I’m told that one of the next couple of lessons that will be taught in this class includes an examination of Psalm 23 as part of the lesson. Additionally, the workbook in question has another vocabulary lesson with words used in a passage about India’s three great beliefs (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism). Keep in mind that this workbook is just one of numerous resources used in the course. Students are exposed to various cultures, values, and beliefs through the reading of multiple types of literature, but teachers certainly aren’t advocating for any of them.”

Notice how the school district dodged my question?

-FoxNews.com

 

 


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  • corey_s

    Praying to God is the adult equivalent of writting a letter to Santa.
    Teaching about any religion has no place in any public school.

    • Benoni

      Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. But fools despise wisdom and discipline.. Proverbs 1:7

      • Rodger T

        You`re a wizard Harry…Hagrid.

        • Benoni

          I see no difference…..Snape to Hermione after Malfoy elongated her teeth

      • izhoui

        How can fear engender wisdom? Think of the despots who have held onto power through fear. Wise up. You are deluded.

        • Benoni

          Try standing on the edge of a very high cliff with a vertical drop of a kilometre or more and see if fear engenders wisdom.

          • izhoui

            You are confusing wisdom with common sense.

          • Benoni

            Given that we all wish to live long and be happy the common sense notion of self preservation would seem to be “the beginning of wisdom” mentioned in the proverb.

      • corey_s

        I hope you are trying to be ironic or sarcastic. Otherwise it isn’t worth debating with someone who believes in an imaginary man, who’s “book” endorses incest, infanticide, murder, genocide, hates homosexuals, and rebukes the attainment of independant thought. Have fun in ignorance

        • Benoni

          Christianity prohibits incest, infanticide, murder, genocide, hating homosexuals, and slander such as you knowingly have indulged in here.

          • burns_well_eh

            “Jesus Christ has more historical reality than any other person further back in time than 1000 years.”

            What an amusing, incorrect and hopelessly irrelevant assertion.

            Is this the same JC that was conceived by a virgin, who came back from the dead, who walked on water and whose father is literally a magic guy in the sky?

          • Benoni

            There are thousands of reliable documents written close to the lifetime of Jesus Christ attesting to his story. There are 1 or 2 documents of similar authenticity attesting to Plato, Homer, Julius Ceasar , You do not believe because of your own emotional attachments (your religion of self) rather than lack of credible evidence.

          • burns_well_eh

            There are no reliable or credible documents written at the time of your magic man’s life that attest to his “story” (you got that part right, it’s a fairy story). Not one.

            You made a statement that nobody that existed prior to 1014 AD has as much “historical reality” as jesus christ – again this is demonstrably wrong and completely irrelevant. Even if we accept that a historical figure called jesus christ walked the earth more than 2,000 years ago, so what?

            That doesn’t mean any of the stories made up about him several hundred years after he died have any relevance or credibility. I could tell you some great stories about my great-great-great-grandfather who lived 200 years ago and you have no more chance of disproving them now, even with all our record-keeping ability, than you do of “proving” some sandal-wearing hippy on a donkey was magically conceived by a virgin mother.

            I don’t believe because there is no evidence. None. Not a shred of it. And may God strike me down if he is right and I am wrong. By God I of course mean the Flying Spaghetti Monster (bless his noodly self).

            Merry Christmas, I sincerely hope you’re happy in your delusion and living a life of utter hypocrisy.

          • Benoni

            An honest appraisal of what Jesus said and did will not lead to a viewpoint that he was a hypocrite, charlatan, fraud. liar , bigot or megalomaniac (although I am in part all those). He claimed to be the truth. He was and is correct. You are incapable of making an honest appraisal of his truth claim. That condition is called being dead in your sins.
            Christmas is when the living truth was born..Hallelujah!

          • burns_well_eh

            * yawn *

          • corey_s

            Champ I call “bull$h!t” on your last post. I have a couple of the bibles greatest hits for you to ponder…

            Against homosexuals
            Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination

            About incest
            Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife. And after God brought me out of my father’s house, I said to her: Thou shalt do me this kindness: In every place, to which we shall come, thou shalt say that I am thy brother. [Genesis 20:12-13]

            About infanticide
            Exodus 1:16
            and said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then She shall live
            Psalms 137
            How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones upon the rocks

            If this is the word of god you can keep it. It was written by psychos and the deluded.

          • Benoni

            When one of his students complained to the great chess strategist Aron Nimzowitsch that his advice of putting rooks on an open file had led to disaster, Nimzowitsch replied that good advice still had to be applied with intelligence.
            The examples above from the Stories of Abraham and Moses and the books of Leviticus and Psalms also have to be applied with intelligence.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Here’s an irony ASTUTE = that student.

    Now there is a good proactive parent.

    Propaganda is like the frog in the cold water that becomes hot and kills it…….turn up the heat one tiny notch at a time….!!!

  • Michael_l_c

    If you want to discuss religion in schools it should be part of comparative religions. Then wait until u get to bit about infidels, slaves etc.

  • How is English the best subject to study islam? Social Studies maybe, Religious studies yes, but how the hell is English related?

    • Albert Lane

      I have been looking at a website that translates utterances from Islamic leaders. It’s worth a look, and if the translations are correct, you’ll be just as shocked as I was. It’s called Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI). You can make up your own mind what these Muslim leaders are up to.

  • Whafe

    The ever so slow creep of the Islamic Faith, infultrating the globe……
    We accept it now, because the world accepts mediocrity….
    Would have the people accepted Len Browns behaviour 20 years ago?
    The list would be ever so huge re mediocrity and pathetic acceptance.

  • Eddie

    Who was responsible for the workbook and adding it to the curriculum?
    Is this another British school system Trojan Horse?

    • Benoni

      This event happened in North Carolina, USA where there are very few Muslims compared to the UK.

  • xennex

    It cracks me up that Fox News is determining that this is ‘propaganda’, when Fox News themselves spend most of their energy fitting ‘news’ into their agenda. Perhaps they can link it to Benghazi.

    As to the worksheet, to strongest langage it contains is that Mohammed was “astute” and “shrewd” and that some people “respond favorably” to Mohammed. More commentary that propaganda.

  • BlitzkriegNZ

    I’d treat this the same way that I treat the teaching from those cool bananas muppets who try push christianity onto my 5 year old son at school… he came to the conclusion that (in his words) jesus is a fart sniffer with an imaginary friend. Of course if he said the same about mohammed and a muslim parent heard this and complained, it’d spark a national crisis with everyone bending over backwards to try fix their poor little easily offended feelings.

  • Lord Evans

    How about we use the same words to “expand our vocabulary” in some more sentences:

    Hamas would kill all Israelis if possible, but even though Israel does have that ability, they do not, proving they are far more astute.

    Palestinians firing thousands of rockets at Israel is not conducive to preserving innocent lives in their territory when Israel responds.

    The prophet Muhammad’s erratic behaviour in marrying a girl who was just nine years old meant he violated his own command.

    • Whitey

      The word “violated” is sadly apposite in relation to Mohammed’s marital life.

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