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New York High School Exam Praises Islam and Attacks Christianity
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Paul Cooper

Posted on 09/05/2010 4:38:43 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien

In the heat of the Ground Zero mosque debate, New York public high schools are pushing a test that slams the history of Christianity while exalting the spread of Islam. Some NY teachers were so upset when reading the Regents exam on Global History and Geography that they have complained to the press and even leaked their teacher’s guide on the test.

The exam gives high schoolers questions based on nine sources on the spread of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Buddhism is given a slight positive, yet mostly neutral treatment in the exam. The spread of Christianity gets a mixed treatment of neutral statements and pretty blatant attacks. Islam, on the other hand, gets promoted and hailed as not only positive, but specifically better than Christianity.

At least one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam complained to the New York Post:

There should have been a little balance in there… To me, this was offensive because it’s just so inappropriate and the timing of it was piss-poor.

I have read a copy of the Regents Exam and here are some examples to show the imbalance.

In talking about Islam spreading to Africa:

“Merchants were carriers of Islam rather than agents of Islamization…Muslim men of religion were peacemakers.” – John L. Esposito, ed., The Oxford History of Islam, Oxford University Press

The school board’s choice of John Esposito as a source is enough to reveal a bias toward promoting Islam. Esposito is a Georgetown professor who has spent his career defending Radical Islam. He placed the blame for 9-11 on the lack of pluralism and tolerance in America. Esposito has long decried American ‘imperialism’ while defending Islamic terrorism. He has asked Jews and Westerners to reject the “irrational fear of terrorism.” The professor refuses to even study Islamic violence.

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1 posted on 09/05/2010 4:38:46 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

2 posted on 09/05/2010 4:42:11 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Michael van der Galien

“The school board’s choice...”

The immorality of adults corrupts children.


3 posted on 09/05/2010 4:45:19 AM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

What, exactly, is going on in this country? Are we being run by Arabs? It’s odd that our supposedly intellectual classes admire a religion that subjects women and practices pedophilia.


4 posted on 09/05/2010 4:49:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Michael van der Galien
one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam complained to the New York Post:

"...it was piss-poor."

She must teach "Vulgar Language Skills" or maybe Ebonics.

5 posted on 09/05/2010 4:50:13 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Whatever HER task is, I can tell you my vocabulary expands considerably when reviewing topics like this one.

Has anyone noticed that public schools are forbidden to include anything that smacks of Christianity, yet they are free to trash Christianity at will, and promote Islam at the same time.

Additional thoughts and resulting expletive(s) deleted...


6 posted on 09/05/2010 4:55:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
"In talking about Islam spreading to Africa: “Merchants were carriers of Islam rather than agents of Islamization…Muslim men of religion were peacemakers.”

Of course they leave out the fact that most of those merchants were slave traders.

7 posted on 09/05/2010 4:56:00 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Michael van der Galien

those who support the 9/11 mosque are pro-islam, not pro freedom of religion


8 posted on 09/05/2010 4:56:56 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“She must teach “Vulgar Language Skills” “

hey, she’s from Brooklyn - you got a problem wit that?


9 posted on 09/05/2010 4:57:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’m saving that cartoon.


10 posted on 09/05/2010 4:58:51 AM PDT by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: popdonnelly

“””What, exactly, is going on in this country? Are we being run by Arabs? It’s odd that our supposedly intellectual classes admire a religion that subjects women and practices pedophilia.”””


The reason the leftist intellectual class admires Islam is that Islam opposes Christianity as do the leftists. In so many words the enemy of my enemy is my friend.


11 posted on 09/05/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: popdonnelly
“It’s odd that our supposedly intellectual classes admire a religion that subjects women and practices pedophilia.”

They are not looking at Islam any more than they looked at the the Soviets or the free love movement. They, like the angry children they are, embrace that which hates what they hate.

12 posted on 09/05/2010 5:07:21 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Michael van der Galien

Ready to Homeschool, y’all?


13 posted on 09/05/2010 5:07:26 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Michael van der Galien

America is a nation that has become practically unrecognizable to those of us with a memory!

How can we allow a school, or government, hierarchy to get away with the utter insanity of cuddling up to evil is incomprehensible.

This country needs to be stood on its ear alright, but by the majority of citizens that are truly incensed and aroused!

We need islam in our midst like we need to be murdered then kicked into mass graves.


14 posted on 09/05/2010 5:09:14 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Storm the boards of education and take back control of our children’s education, or get rid of all public education before it kills us.


15 posted on 09/05/2010 5:10:25 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: popdonnelly
You asked, "What, exactly, is going on in this country?"

The fight is more than between men and between countries. The fight is also a spiritual fight between good and evil. As the time draws nearer for Satan's rein on earth to end, his fight against Christianity becomes more intensive. And don't for a moment think that the evil one will not hesitate to use weak men to what ever purpose will suit his needs. We have become a nation of weak people, so unsure of their own spiritual beliefs that they can be used. So sad!!

16 posted on 09/05/2010 5:12:10 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Not sure if its a he or a she but it’s New York plain speak.


17 posted on 09/05/2010 5:13:51 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: popdonnelly
What, exactly, is going on in this country? Are we being run by Arabs? It’s odd that our supposedly intellectual classes admire a religion that subjects women and practices pedophilia.

The fact is that in this country today many of the people in charge hate Christianity, they will therefore promote anything that will help do away with Christianity as a religion, that includes islam. In fact islam is seen as there best bet for tearing us away from our Christian roots. I believe they think that once they have managed to get Christianity banned they can then do the same with islam and they don't really care how bad islam is.

18 posted on 09/05/2010 5:16:43 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Michael van der Galien

I did at one time live in NYC. I never did like living there...


19 posted on 09/05/2010 5:18:45 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: popdonnelly
What's going on??

The original deal which Nixon, Kissinger, and D. Rockefeller set up for OPEC in the 70s provided for us to protect the Saudi royals in perpetuity in exchange for oil being sold only for dollars (you should understand fractional reserve banking in order to grasp who got the long end and who got the short end of that deal), nonetheless that does provide the pushers of I-slam with the wherewithal to attempt to colonize the United States.

A serious response to 9/11 would have been to immediately ban the importation of oil into the U.S. That would mess us up about as badly as we were messed up during WW-II for about a year and a half and it would put the opekkers back in tents and on camels where they belong.

20 posted on 09/05/2010 5:19:20 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: calex59

The progressives are nuts. They have no idea just how dangerous it is to deal with Muslims, especially Arab Muslims.


21 posted on 09/05/2010 5:19:46 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
At least, with time growing shorter, people are starting to take sides in the battle of good and evil. Just from reading posts on the internet and news stories, more people are becoming strongly supportive of either good or evil.

There are still a lot out there who are searching or who have hardened their hearts and condemned all religion. We can still reach a lot of them.

Those who have signed up for evil will be working harder than ever in the days ahead.

22 posted on 09/05/2010 5:20:54 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I wonder if the female teachers praising Islam approve of:

1) arranged marriages

2) burkas

3) no abortion option

4) female genital mutilation

5) women treated as chattel

6) no lesbian marriages

7) multiple wives

8) undeniable obedience to the male

9) the outlawing of ‘chick flicks’

10) Islam or else!!!


23 posted on 09/05/2010 5:21:28 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Michael van der Galien

Leftists exist to spread as much misery and death in the world as they possibly can. They don’t believe in Islam but they greatly appreciate terrorism and any other violent acts towards the innocent.


24 posted on 09/05/2010 5:21:58 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Michael van der Galien
New York High School Exam Praises Islam and Attacks Christianity

I don't know how anyone can be surprised at this. It is the natural extension of a nation that has become self loathing, adopted egalitarian multiculturalism and allows all groups but those of the founding stock to have political grievance & lobbying groups.

As long as whites and/or Christians agree they are evil and must make atonement all is well but otherwise not so much. It only works one way.

25 posted on 09/05/2010 5:24:07 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Just New Yorkese. New York speech (particularly among Irish-Americans) has always been famed for such touches. And “piss poor” is pretty mild, compared to some things she could have said...


26 posted on 09/05/2010 5:26:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: Michael van der Galien
Appears that U.S.-based Islamist Fethullah Gülen not only has directed his Islamism movement's infiltration of secular Turkey's society but has done it here too.

Here of course he and other Islamists (political Islam, Sharia law advocates) have the support of the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky street/campus revolutionary rabble and their ideological issue efforts to "Bring it all down, man."

Fethullah Gülen's Grand Ambition. Turkey's Islamist Danger

"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, [you] must continue like this. … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in [the republic]."

.. but use your power and influence along the way, nothing wrong with that.

27 posted on 09/05/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: IbJensen
We need islam in our midst like we need to be murdered then kicked into mass graves.

I agree. And the thing that is appalling is that our "leaders" are the ones opening the door to it and welcoming it in.

28 posted on 09/05/2010 5:27:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: wendy1946

Good points. And that’s true, preventing them from exporting their oil to us would probably have collapsed their bandit economies in fairly short order.


29 posted on 09/05/2010 5:30:43 AM PDT by livius
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To: popdonnelly
What, exactly, is going on in this country? Are we being run by Arabs?

Well, we've been sending them trillions of dollars over the last several decades.

30 posted on 09/05/2010 5:30:57 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You forgot my favorite—

11. Stoning


31 posted on 09/05/2010 5:31:00 AM PDT by muskah
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To: Michael van der Galien

It is QUITE obvious at this point, our “Ruling Class” has been snuggling up to Islamic petrodollars in the hopes of securing their position


32 posted on 09/05/2010 5:31:23 AM PDT by mo
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To: livius

America’s problem is that although the Republicrat Party comes closer to the American people and the DemocRAT Party is a party of death, evil and lies, neither party truly will make a significant difference.

The border, the muslims, the decadent central socialist government are issues that neither party will attack head on.


33 posted on 09/05/2010 5:32:34 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: nuconvert

Piss-poor was a word my dad used to describe useless work or items. I grew up hearing it. I wonder if the word is in the King James Bible? Yes, it is. In one battle, the soldiers were commanded to kill everyone who “pissed against the wall.” That would be adult men.


34 posted on 09/05/2010 5:34:38 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
“..the leftist intellectual class admires Islam..”

I go ya one further.

The American Left are admirers of all things totalitarian because other totalitarians-Castro, etc...have been able to do with their dissidents (kill and imprison them) what the American Left would do to Flyover Country if they could. The American Left are a bigger threat immediately than ANY Islamisist because they enable the Islamisist in our name.

35 posted on 09/05/2010 5:35:46 AM PDT by mo
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To: livius

If anything we should be exporting oil and not importing it but the only way to get from here to there is the same way you give up smoking. We’d survive it, they wouldn’t.


36 posted on 09/05/2010 5:37:12 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: livius
“piss poor” is pretty mild, compared to some things she could have said...

And probably did.

37 posted on 09/05/2010 5:38:37 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: popdonnelly
Yes,It's ironic that they are the same intellectual class (liberals) who are huge NOW supporters.

intellectual class=arrogant fools.

38 posted on 09/05/2010 5:41:18 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: livius
"(particularly among Irish-Americans)"

Do you mean Catholics? Or northern Catholics? But when you use that term northern Catholics you have to include Americans of southern European descent, and also recognize the Puerto Ricans. Then there those Polish Catholics congregated in Chicago. And French Canadians.

Don't forget, some of these northern Catholics(and southwestern brown Catholics) are fundamentalists, just like the southern protestants.

39 posted on 09/05/2010 5:51:15 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: popdonnelly
Are we being run by Arabs?

Yes. They are in Saudi Arabia. In fact, they installed one of their puppets in the white House in 2008.

We are also being run by muslims and the Communist Chinese.

40 posted on 09/05/2010 6:06:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: livius

.... and it may be highly accurate and descriptive.


41 posted on 09/05/2010 6:17:30 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Michael van der Galien

This makes my blood boil! What the he** is happening to America???


42 posted on 09/05/2010 6:22:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: mo
The American Left are admirers of all things totalitarian because other totalitarians-Castro, etc...have been able to do with their dissidents (kill and imprison them) what the American Left would do to Flyover Country if they could. The American Left are a bigger threat immediately than ANY Islamisist because they enable the Islamisist in our name. Exactly!

Marxism is our nation's greatest threat. It is occupying center stage. (Islam is waiting in the green room.) The Marxist left would kill us if they could. They just can't get away with it....( yet.)

And...The Marxists' most powerful weapon against us is SCHOOLS! (kindergarten through graduate school)

43 posted on 09/05/2010 6:30:56 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: IbJensen

“America is a nation that has become practically unrecognizable to those of us with a memory!”

That’s a fact. I’ll be 60 on my next birthday. The America of today is not the America I knew and served. We need to get that America back.


44 posted on 09/05/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“I don’t know how anyone can be surprised at this. It is the natural extension of a nation that has become self loathing, adopted egalitarian multiculturalism and allows all groups but those of the founding stock to have political grievance & lobbying groups.”

You are so right.


45 posted on 09/05/2010 7:01:04 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: popdonnelly

We are being run by FEAR that is what terrorism is all about..

We have cowards in leadership...unlike our founding fathers, they are unwilling to die for what they believe in (or we HOPE they believe in).


46 posted on 09/05/2010 7:54:52 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Ben Ficklin

I’m talking about Irish American New Yorkers. Being one of them, I know whereof I speak...


47 posted on 09/05/2010 8:05:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: Michael van der Galien
Esposito is a Georgetown professor who has spent his career defending Radical Islam. He placed the blame for 9-11 on the lack of pluralism and tolerance in America.

What an effing idiot. And he's teaching OUR children?

48 posted on 09/05/2010 8:08:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (BE the change you wish to see.... Gandhi)
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To: livius
"Being one of them, I know whereof I speak"

Being one of them means you have a subjective view point.

49 posted on 09/05/2010 8:55:39 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Who said I didn’t? I don’t think this is exactly a scholarly matter!


50 posted on 09/05/2010 4:30:30 PM PDT by livius
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