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Friday, June 28, 2013

A Few Politically Incorrect Questions

In Australia (hat tip to Bare Naked Islam):


The questions asked by the woman in the video:
Why is Islam part of the syllabus in our primary and secondary school curriculum?

Why is Islam getting preferential treatment that no other religion gets?

And why are we promoting a cruel culture which has nothing but contempt for our culture and democracy?
We should be asking these same questions here in the United States.

Learning some details about other faiths is one thing; promoting a faith in public schools is another thing entirely.

Classroom textbooks' coverage of various religions should be even and accurate. Is that the case?

11 comments:

  1. Some do ask those questions, but then are tagged as 'racist' or 'Islamophobes'. No one ever calls out the Muslims for their remarks against Christians and Jews.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  2. As the young man with the yellow tie indicated, "If we don't stand up for our own Christian values, they will be replaced by the tenets of Islam -- or something possibly worse."

    Complaining about Islam -- or anything else -- is NOT tantamount to a spirited advocacy of Christian values.

    The older man in the blue shirt questioning the young one in the yellow tie is obviously ANTAGONISTIC to Christian values.

    All that aside, I believe it is very important to learn enough about our enemies to understand them. So, I am all in favor of teaching children all over the world about the basic tenets and values of each of the Great Religions from as balanced a point of view as may be possible.

    It's important to remember -- and to emphasize -- REPEATEDLY -- "By their fruits. ye shall know them."

    ANY religion -- Christianity is no exception -- must be weighed and measured by what its adherents PRODUCE.

    Actions speak louder than words as buildings have more substance than blueprints.

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  3. The problem with “teaching” Islam is this: from whose perspective does one teach? The Saudis provide free “teaching materials” to American teachers, I hear. Is this teaching about Islam, or it is brainwashing, hmmm?

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  4. No one calls them out for killing Christians.

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  5. Freethinker wants to take us back to the days of Oliver Cromwell.

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  6. Of course I do, Canardo! It would provide comfort and cheer to my old heart and thrills beyond measure to see you publicly drawn and quartered, and then to see your head mounted on a pike drawing flies high above the city gates.

    Either that or a long session on The Catherine Wheel -- or the Judas Cradle.

    Burning at the stake would too gentle for the likes of you.

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  7. Yoda,
    The Saudis provide free “teaching materials” to American teachers, I hear.

    Either directly or through a proxy group.

    Here in Northern Virginia, the Arabian Cultural Mission to the U.S. has moved in. See THIS.

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  8. Duck and FT,
    Well....I see that you two are "feuding" -- or something.

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  9. Photos of the Fairfax, Virginia, Saudi Cultural Center HERE. I've driven by the facility. It is huge!

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  10. This reminds me have you been keeping up with the ALA library association's Bridging Cultures Bookshelf, there is one for Islam being distributed to 800 or so libraries nationwide. A library I know of is going to have . a program on Islam this fall in conjunction with that library's receipt of the Bookshelf. Please check your local libraries and the ALA site.

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  11. Anonymous,
    For at least two months, I have seen a Bridging Cultures display at my local library. Appears to be a "permanent" display.

    When the shelf first appeared, free bookmarks were offered. I took one, and it contains the following information:

    "NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. Muslim Journeys. National Endowment for the Humanities. George Mason University. Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies. Support for this program was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Discover more about Muslim Journeys at bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys"

    Go to the above web site for much more information! This, for example:

    In January 2013, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in cooperation with the American Library Association, awarded to 953 libraries and state humanities councils in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.


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