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Investigation Looks For Muslim Bias In Texas Schools, Finds Christian Bias Instead

A bizarre chain email sent to district and school board officials in the Dallas area this October titled “IRVING ISD INDOCTRINATING ISLAM” inspired a recent investigation of “Islamic bias” in the district’s curriculum. Despite the outlandish claims, the district requested that an official from the organization that created the curriculum to respond. The results of a 72-page investigation done by the organization were not surprising: there’s a Christian bias in schools, not a Muslim one.

The official told the board that a bias toward Islam didn’t exist, even mentioning that “she hired a ‘very socially and fiscally conservative’ former social studies teacher who ‘watches Glenn Beck on a regular basis’ to seek out any Islamic bias in CSCOPE [the curriculum].” She “asked her to look for anything she would consider the least bit controversial.” The Dallas Morning News has the details of an investigation that mentioned “every religious reference in the CSCOPE curriculum, from kindergarten to high school”:

Christianity got twice as much attention in the curriculum as any other religion. Islam was a distant second.

- The Red Crescent and Boston Tea Party reference mentioned in the email were nowhere in CSCOPE’s curriculum, although they may have been in the past.

- If there was any Islamic bias in CSCOPE it was “bias against radical Islam.”

This isn’t the first time Texas has debated the perceived presence of too much Islam in its school books. In 2010, the Texas Board of Education banned any books that “paint Islam in too favorable of a light.” The reasoning was head-scratching: “the resolution adopted Friday cites ‘politically-correct whitewashes of Islamic culture and stigmas on Christian civilization’ in current textbooks and warns that ‘more such discriminatory treatment of religion may occur as Middle Easterners buy into the US public school textbook oligopoly.’” A Texas based civil liberties advocate said at the time that “the members who voted for this resolution were solely interested in playing on fear and bigotry in order to pit Christians against Muslims.”

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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mikiemom
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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Becareful what you bitch about should be the lesson, someone may turn the light on your (general your) ugliness.
nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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LOL They never miss a chance to look stupid do they?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM


Quoting nanaofsix531:

LOL They never miss a chance to look stupid do they?

mirror

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Dec. 14, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

What I made bigger.

I keep looking for the LOL but I don't see it.  Please (pretty please!) tell me you're joking.

Bigmetalchicken
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM

This is the dumbest investigation ever. It is Texas. Of course it came out the way it did. what a waste of time and money.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:14 AM


Quoting romalove:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

What I made bigger.

I keep looking for the LOL but I don't see it.  Please (pretty please!) tell me you're joking.


I must have missed in the CM rules where she has to tell you whether or not she is joking.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM


Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting romalove:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

What I made bigger.

I keep looking for the LOL but I don't see it.  Please (pretty please!) tell me you're joking.


I must have missed in the CM rules where she has to tell you whether or not she is joking.

She doesn't have to tell me that.

I did ask her nicely, though.

I can't imagine someone truly believing we have 56 states.

Do you want to argue that this is a worthwhile position?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting romalove:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

What I made bigger.

I keep looking for the LOL but I don't see it.  Please (pretty please!) tell me you're joking.


I must have missed in the CM rules where she has to tell you whether or not she is joking.

She doesn't have to tell me that.

I did ask her nicely, though.

I can't imagine someone truly believing we have 56 states.

Do you want to argue that this is a worthwhile position?


Where have you been? Obama was/is under some delusion that there are 57 states.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting romalove:


Quoting SallyMJ:

I say we attack  ALL religious bias ALL OVER the country. That way we can take care of this bias in Texas, as well as the anti-Christian bias in the other 56 states.

No one in this country should be establishing an official religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - as stated in the First Amendment. Both parts are equally important.

What I made bigger.

I keep looking for the LOL but I don't see it.  Please (pretty please!) tell me you're joking.


I must have missed in the CM rules where she has to tell you whether or not she is joking.

She doesn't have to tell me that.

I did ask her nicely, though.

I can't imagine someone truly believing we have 56 states.

Do you want to argue that this is a worthwhile position?


Where have you been? Obama was/is under some delusion that there are 57 states.

I wasn't aware that this delusion was passed on to others.

Or that there is an anti-Christian bias anywhere in America.

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