Texas Once Again Shows Crazy Side, Wanting To Ban “Pro-Islam” Textbooks
September 21, 2010
Texas (ChattahBox U.S. News) – Conservative members of the Texas State Board of Education are considering a move to preemptively block any “pro-Islamic bias” in school books, a rather paranoid measure that would be held up under the discretion and opinion of what would constitute an unfair leaning towards Muslims in educational texts.
I am not entirely certain what they think “pro-Islam bias” would be. Certainly, it isn’t a major phenomenon in this country, whatever the extreme Right who have shown themselves to be rather bigoted would have you believe. But some board members are already on the defensive.
According to RAW, Randy Rives and several others are terrified of some kind of anti-Christian bent being applied to textbooks, and that immediately means it will foster terrorism. It is a bit of a convoluted argument, where they claim that from this it will begin to shift focus to the positives of jihad.
A lot of the fear seems to come not from the mention of Islam in textbooks, but portions of textbooks that refer to Christians as violent invaders….during times when they were, in fact, violent invaders. The examples cited are the crusades between the 11th and 15th centuries.
So, basically an accurate portrayal of the orders of religious leaders within Christian Europe centuries ago means books need to be more heavily censored, because this could lead to them turning our kids to terrorists?
Anyone else thing whoever is proposing this measure is an idiot?