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Does the description of this HS test display a bias in favor of Islam over Christianity?

If the article is correct then i'd have to say yes.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bad_faith_in_regents_exam_IHsTi7lMbqhfdMDrnF3xYL

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah, but there is a lot of untruth in what was in that exam. Islam was spread, in the beginning, by destroying villages, slaughtering them unless they converted. That's truth too. Still happens in Africa. (Same is true in Old Testament, just saying). It seems that there is an agenda to destroy Christianity and lift up Islam in the test. That's pretty obvious.
    crystalhuskey

    Answer by crystalhuskey at 3:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • The article is incorrect because it is incomplete. What were ALL the questions? Did you ever think it had to do with the time period they are talking about? By the way, i would be very suspicious of anything from the Post. They like to stir the pot with 1/2 truths.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 3:29 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Yeah I wondered that about the source too. It's not whining when it's a search for truth. It's damaging and dangerous to present things so untruthfully; it misleads people, promotes hate both ways, and manipulates. The media has been doing this for a while now and I'm wondering what the agenda is.
    crystalhuskey

    Answer by crystalhuskey at 3:32 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Hmm .. sounds like there are competing and WIDELY divergent stories ...

    I have not read a lot about the beginnings of Islam - one thing I find neat is that the Old Testament and the New Testament are designated to be respected Holy Books in the religion of Islam. They assert that God and Allah are the SAME deity.

    ... Of course, their treatment of Christians contradicts the lip-service respect, so I don't know if the persecution of Christians is a perversion of Islam by particular brutal depots - similar to the perversion of Christianity which occurred during the Inquisition.

    Christianity did NOT start out violently - that is just a blatant untruth, don't know where that was picked up. If one wants to cite the Crusades and other particular situations which occurred hundreds of years after Christianity was co-opted by power-hungry & militant rulers, then it is important not to confuse these campaigns with Christianity.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:49 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Exactly crystal..it is seen in the media lately all of the time and now this school test..

    Yes Islam was spread by the sword
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 3:28 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I think people whine about the stupidest things.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:30 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • When Christians have committed violence, they abandoned the example of their founder, Jesus of Nazareth. That was the point made in a link I posted the other day. When Muslims have committed violence, they were following the example of their founder. Jesus never killed anyone or started any wars. If anyone doubts that early Muslim history was violent, I can re-post the link I shared the other day.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 7:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Bandgeek, the cities that surrendered to Islam without a fight did so to avoid being killed, their property confiscated and carted off, and to save their women and children from a life of slavery. Those people still paid the head tax to avoid having their sons drafted into the Muslim military in addition to higher trade and employment taxes ~ and they had to submit to Islamic laws rather than their own. It was self preservation, not something 'better'.

    As for the Christians, they hadn't already spent 8 centuries filling up the coffers of their countries with the booty from those they conquered (which Islam had). They certainly weren't alone in killing monks (Islam and the Vikings did as well), and Islam most assuredly DID kill those who refused to convert. You can ignore it, you can deny it, but it will all still be true.

    Islam is still honest about it's intent even if people ignore it or smear happy jelly on it.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:42 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • The guy is an education reporter for the NY Post. Big deal. He Blogs. Do we care? I think he wants to stir things up,only. WHat a jerk.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 3:59 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Yeah, but there is a lot of untruth in what was in that exam. Christianity Islam was spread, in the beginning, by destroying villages, slaughtering them unless they converted


     


    Fixed that for you.  Historical blindness and deafness would be funny in its absurdity if it weren't so absolutely terrifying that the people who actually believe the lies they spew weren't passing that hate on to their children.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:28 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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