CORRECTION: Common Core is not halted for 2 years. Please click on this link to get the most current information on the status of the Bills, which changes quite often.
So, as of today, Common Core has come to a halt in the state of Tennessee for 2 years. Is it in hopes that all those that worked so hard to get to this point will go away, or lose their passion? No one knows, but I believe it will be much more difficult to defeat in 2 years, because of the Islamists such as Susan Douglass.
Susan Douglass is a convert to Islam from Virginia who is the principle researcher and writer for CIE ( Council for Islamic Education). Douglas has taught social studies at the controversial Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA),an academy which has been cited for using textbooks that condemn Jews and Christians as infidels and enemies of Islam. She also was a attendee at a meeting in April of 2001 at the White House under George Bush ,that brought together key Muslim Brotherhood figures, some of which are currently in prison for aiding or financing terrorists.
If that isn’t bad enough, Douglas also is responsible for editing numerous manuscripts of world history textbooks used by middle and high school students across America, advises state education boards on curriculum standards dealing with world religion and has helped train thousands of public school teachers on Islamic instruction.
Another group that has its hand in education via a back door is ING ( Islamic Network Group) founded by Egyptian Maha El Genadi. ING states it is a non-profit organization whose mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity
Their curricula, which is listed on their website, contains :
Muslims and their faith: Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith
A History of Muslims in America
Muslim Contributions to Civilization
All this is designed to supplement content standards in social studies and world history and addresses state social studies content standards of leading states
The ludicrous contents of this sort of curricula even goes so far to suggest perhaps Columbus didn’t discover America, but rather the Muslims did. This from their website:
Lesson One: Muslims and America, A Long History:
The first lesson emphasizes the fact that Muslims are not new to America, but came here along with early European explorers and settlers
Lesson Two: Before Columbus:
This lesson explores the possibility of Muslims having preceded Columbus to the New World
To best sum up ING, www.tn4politicaljustice.wordpress.com writes this about ING:
Given the organizational affiliations of ING Board members and it’s founder, Ms. ElGanaidi’s documented appearances with CAIR national leadership and appearances at Muslim Brotherhood ISNA’s conferences, and the written affirmations of standing partnerships between ING and Muslim Brotherhood named organizations, the ING approach makes sense.
The recent May 5, 2012 ING Program in California included a book signing by the former imam of the Ground Zero mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and a detailed report by ING President, Ms. ElGenaidi. Page 5 of her report states (emphasis added):
“[ING has] also received letters of support from national organizations which reflects our partnerships and good relations with these organizations as well as our reach across the country. These include:
• Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
• Muslim American Society (MAS)
• Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
• Council on Islamic Relations – California (CAIR)”
ISNA’s letter of support attached at page 24 of Ms. ElGenaidi’s report states:
“We have seen the positive impact of these projects on our community through our years of work with ING, especially during the Annual ISNA Convention, and training webinars, which we were proud to co-sponsor with ING.”
So Common Core is a set of consistent education standards being implemented across the states. Consistent for whom? With all the back door infiltrations of Islamist groups and ideologies, its not consistent with the principles or ideology of America. No longer will children be treated as individuals who learn to have pride and love of our country, but rather a group that is being prepared for a global society. Sometimes you have to read in between the lines.