The Jihad Against U.S. Textbooks

(Washington Times) - Suzanne Fields "Islam and the Textbooks," a 35-page report compiled by the American Textbook Council in New York, finds that millions of American schoolchildren are being cheated of accurate history. The Islamist terrorists who attacked America on September 11 and the suicide bombers who set out to terrorize Israel cited their murderous rampage as a "jihad." Yet a seventh-grade world history book by Houghton Mifflin defines "jihad" merely as a struggle for a Muslim "to do one's best to resist temptation and overcome evil." On significant Islam-related subjects, textbooks omit, flatter, embellish, and resort to happy talk, suspending any criticism or harsh judgments.

2003-02-21 00:00:00

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