Skip to comments.All traces of Perry/Aga Khan curriculum removed from web
Posted on 08/29/2011 6:35:07 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
In this post I included numerous links to the Rick Perry/Aga Khan Islamic curriculum for Texas public schools. The links were to the Google cache of the curriculum material, because several days ago, after we began calling attention to it, the curriculum was taken offline. Accordingly I wrote in that post:
One very odd thing about the Aga Khan/Perry curriculum: since this whole brouhaha started, it has been taken offline. It is now available only in cached form here. Why was it taken down? Was the Perry camp embarrassed by the material that Pamela Geller published here, showing it to be a whitewash of Islamic teaching and history? Or was it taken down because it really is, as Ace says, so "biased against Muslims it will reinforce perceptions [Perry] is some kind of rootin'-tootin' six-gun shooting cowboy yahoo"?
Is either option favorable to Perry? If it was taken down because it's a dhimmi whitewash, Perry is tacitly admitting that our criticisms of him were right, and those evaluating Perry should be concerned about his naivete in dealing with the Aga Khan. If it was taken down because it was too honest about Islam and will thus hurt Perry with the dhimmi/Norquist faction of the GOP, Perry is again tacitly admitting that our criticisms of him were right: he is not able or willing to stand up to Norquist and his Islamic supremacist allies. So which is it? What are they hiding? And does it matter? Either way, the deep-sixing of the curriculum proves that we were right about Perry all along.
Now that impression is compounded by the fact that even the cached links no longer work: the Perry/Aga Khan curriculum has been completely wiped from the web. Pamela Geller has screenshots here, however.
I suspect that the curriculum has been taken down because it is a whitewash of Islamic texts, teachings and history. After all, as I showed here, it relies on compromised "authorities" such as Carl Ernst, John Esposito, and Michael Sells, among others. The apologists for Perry have not explained and cannot explain why, if this curriculum is as innocuous or even as Islamorealistic as they claim, it has been wiped from the web. What is the Perry camp hiding? And why?
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center's foundation. It was a symbolic gesture since the site for the new center will be a few miles northeast of Plano
I suspect it was taken down basically because it’s found out it was a lie. The San Antonio and Mansfield School District applied for federal government FLAP grants (money for foreign language teachers). They needed teachers for Spanish as a second language and English as a second language.
When those grants were handed down the majority of the money was to be spent teaching the Arabic culture and language to every 5th grader with little left over for Spanish....there was a tremendous flap over the whole thing by the parents when they found out and the school districts rejected the grants.
It had nothing to do with Rick Perry or Aga Khan.
In some ways Rick Perry is even worse than Mitt Romney, because he’s a better liar. Say one thing while campaigning, do another once in office.
Haven’t we had enough of that?
Getting it out of view of the Wayback Machine would be more difficult.
“One very odd thing about the Aga Khan/Perry curriculum: since this whole brouhaha started, it has been taken offline.”
Say no more. Perry is finished.
Please bless and keep the internet safe and free
Perry Derangement Syndrome? Almost as soon as we hear about it, we are informed that Perry never knew about it and it got roundly repudiated by the school districts so it never went into action either.
It would have been nice if Perry had kept one copy around so everybody could see the offending material, but with an explanation of the circumstances of how it came to be.
Yes, but Rita Hayworth married the Aga Khan’s brother (for a while). The current one was educated in Kenya. What’s there? Anyone know? He has a residence in Switzerland.
Might I suggest that people please look into the teaching of Islam and how it is handled in their school districts. Over 10 years ago now, some students had a week of instruction, complete with prayers said every day. It’s for the children and tolerance after 9/11, after all. With curriculum designed by Muslims, not Westerners. What could possibly happen?
Arabic flashcards used to be verses of the Qur’an. Except for numbers or the ones you made yourself. This has probably all changed.
How dare you confuse them with the facts!
Those were not just language programs, for Arabic it was a full immersion into Arabic-Islamic culture... indocrination.
It was to be mandatory.
That was nothing less than shameful.
I found out they are using Arabic numerals to teach kids math in Texas!
OMG! Oh Noes!
“Plano, TX: “Officials (Governor Perry) lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center”
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center’s foundation. It was a symbolic gesture since the site for the new center will be a few miles northeast of Plano
Oop’s Abu Perry got caught dirty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t claim to know the facts, but you guys sound like truthers.
Well, NO, it wasn’t. How can Freeper be so confused by the facts.
There you go, using those stupid little things called "facts" again. Don't you understand that those aren't popular with Pam Geller or a lot of people on Free Republic.
I’m sorry, am I at DU or Kos?
And you state, "There you go, using those stupid little things called "facts" again."
Suspicion turns to facts in the political blink of an eye!
That FReeper thread has been removed.
Is FR scrubbing off Perry negatives?