***UPDATE *** UPDATE***
*** July 2013, Pearson Publishing agreed to remove the offensive statements, however Williamson County Schools refuse to remove textbook.*** http://www.pjtn.org/in-surprise-development-pearson-publishers-agrees-to-remove-a-highly-controversial-passage-but-williamson-county-schools-refuse-to-remove-textbook/
Once again, a local school board has defied and disrespected the very parents and community members that put them in their positions to begin with.
Williamson County School board voted 8-4 to keep a textbook called “The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography,” which contains nearly a dozen passages that either are anti-Semitic or contain inaccurate information. One of those passages states
“If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?”
This textbook, which is from Pearson Publishers, is just one of the many textbooks being investigated by parents and experts throughout the country due to their extremism and Islamic influence. Pearson hired Shabbir Mansuri, and Susan Douglass ( a convert to Islam) to review and consult on the material being written for textbooks. One problem is both of these individuals are associated with the Council for Islamic Education, a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in America.
So how is it Superintendent Mike Looney and these school board members ( see below) find it acceptable to continue allowing our children to be indoctrinated? Do they share the same ideology , are they naïve? or are they just so arrogant only their agenda matters.
Perhaps the school board should research the books utilized within their districts to see who exactly is writing them. Perhaps they know. But incase they don’t tell you here is a brief rundown of some of the authors.
Founder of www.soundvision.com , a site dedicated to implementing sharia law wherever they go.Soundvision.com’s site currently features two prominent Muslim Brotherhood operatives, Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on Islamic American relations (CAIR) interviewed by soundvision’s own show (www.radioislam.com), as well as an article featured on their site by Jamal Badawi, on how to interact with non-Muslims. Mansuri also has stated “I am waging a “bloodless” revolution, promoting world cultures and faiths in America’s classrooms”.
a Falls Church VA resident has taught social studies at a very controversial Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), which has been cited for using textbooks that condemn Jews and Christians as infidels and enemies of Islam. She has publicly praised Pakistan’s schools that are known to fuel the Taliban and al-Qaeda as “proud symbols of learning” among other accolades.
Is this the best Williamson County (or any county) can do for its children? What a disgrace.
Superintendent Mike Looney
School Board Members: