Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Islamification of Texas
Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 02/27/2013 3:17:40 PM PST by Kaslin

Imagine browsing Facebook one day and discovered a photograph of your 14-year-old daughter wearing a burqa – at school.

That’s exactly what happened to a parent in Lumberton, Tex. She asked me not to disclose her identity because she fears for her daughter’s safety.

Her daughter’s world geography class was supposed to be learning about the continents. Instead, they were given a tutorial in Islam – complete with authentic Muslim garments. Some of the young ladies were photographed – and the image has now gone viral.

The students were told the purpose of the class was to change their perceptions of Islam. They were instructed to no longer call those who commit terrorist attacks terrorists. Instead, the Muslim terrorists were to be called freedom fighters.

They were also assigned to write an essay based on a Washington Post story that blamed Egypt’s troubles on democracy – instead of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“I am outraged,” the angry mom told me. “I felt my blood pressure go through my head.”

The parent said she was not even aware of the lesson until she discovered the Facebook photograph.

“As parents we should have been made aware this,” she said. “I felt like the line had been crossed.”

The parents said they immediately contacted the principal of the high school who defended the program and said it was required under CSCOPE – a controversial electronic curriculum system that provides online lesson plans for teachers.

“The principal told me it was world geography and they have to learn this stuff,” she said. I called Janice VanCleave, a vocal critic of the CSCOPE program and the founder of Texas CSCOPE Review. She said the education program is without question promoting the Islamic religion – and students are not given the full story.

“They are not telling students how these young women are treated in this religion,” she told me. “In the Islamic countries women are not treated well at all.”

Last month, evidence was presented at a state hearing showing that CSCOPE offered a number of lessons about Islam.

One particular lesson instructed teachers to provide classroom readings of selected texts from the Koran.

Students were also taught that Allah is God.

CSCOPE offered no comparable lessons on Christianity or Judaism, VanCleave told Fox News.

“I do think CSCOPE promotes the Islamic religion,” she said. “I don’t think it’s right to be proselytizing the Islamic religion in our schools.”

She’s got a point.

Imagine for just a moment the school directing Muslim children to dress up like priests – or pretend to be baptized in a pool of water.

There would be significant outrage. The national media would dispatch satellite trucks to Lumberton and produce one-hour specials about anti-Muslim fervor in the Bible Belt.

Something strange is happening in Texas. Public schools are embracing Islamic values and traditions while Christian values and traditions are being given the boot.

And unless parents rise up and put a stop to the Islamification of their school system – the Bible Belt could very well become the Koran Belt.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: acultureoflife; education; faithandfamily; islam; texas

1 posted on 02/27/2013 3:17:48 PM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Allah Yee-Haw?


2 posted on 02/27/2013 3:21:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

California was once solid republican, now look at it. Perry out there telling those businesses to move to Texas. There more to life than money folks.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 3:24:18 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The last numbers I saw ranked Texas at 8th in the total number of muslims. California, NY, and NJ were the top 3. Michigan was 6th. I believe Minnesota was way up near the top of the list.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 3:26:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Hmmmm. How long has CSCOPE been available? Since Obama has been in office? Parents need to fully investigate the education their kids are getting with Arne Duncan as the Sec of Education. Look into Race to the Top and Common Core Curriculum. The NEA needs to disband and give the task of schooling back to the states. When my son was in Junior High in Southern California (and this was before 9/11) he was required to ‘be a Muslim’ for a day. I was unaware of this ‘school exercise’ until 7 years later when he brought it up. It didn't seem important to him at the time so I had no idea. The Common Core Curriculum, which states have to sign onto to get Federal Education dollars, has decided that some of the Classics of Literature will not help prepare kids to get a job when they finish school. These are being replaced with ‘informational texts (directives from the EPA, Obama’s Executive Orders, etc.) to better teach kids how to write (that is their excuse). Wake up people! GET RID OF THE NEA AND DISBAND THE DEPT OF EDUCATION, NOW!
5 posted on 02/27/2013 3:27:29 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

I know a left wing retard who once hit the ceiling because God was mentioned in his son’s school. Now he’ll simply pretend this isn’t happening.

Lawsuits must be filed. Separation of church and state type stuff.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 3:31:16 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Time to broom the mudslymz out. No quarter, no quarter given at all.

Because that’s how they operate.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 3:34:19 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

8 posted on 02/27/2013 3:39:12 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

I have some hope that students saw those burqas as an indictment of Islam.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 3:40:36 PM PST by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I see you signed up exactly one year today.

Happy 1st Anniversary

10 posted on 02/27/2013 3:42:42 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stevio
California was once solid republican, now look at it.

California has never been conservative or religious, think rinos and libertarians.

11 posted on 02/27/2013 3:45:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

A thread from Monday if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2990919/posts?

Several articles at this site about the incident along with comments:
http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/


12 posted on 02/27/2013 3:47:30 PM PST by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Texas is often misunderstood and romanticized at times by outsiders and is set to become the most diverse state in the union in the near future, but we are not in danger of being lorded over by jihadis or their proxies. We have here a rogue educator who also is receiving public support by her superiors...On the whole these vermin are not treated warmly in Texas overtly or otherwise. Forget it.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 3:47:55 PM PST by Dysart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
California has never been conservative or religious, think rinos and libertarians.

Think Granola: Fruits, nuts, and flakes.

14 posted on 02/27/2013 3:48:17 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: All


Less Than $700 To Go!!
Even George Would Be Shocked
To Find Some FReepers
Haven't Donated To FR This Quarter!
Every Dollar Helps!!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


15 posted on 02/27/2013 3:50:24 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

What is going on? What is happening to Texas? I keep hearing and reading these disturbing stories that tell me Texas is being infiltrated and taken over by libs, commies and wackos. It reminds me of what has happened to Colorado.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 4:04:45 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Exactly, even during the governorship of Reagan, the California reputation for flakiness and libertarianism was untouched.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 4:11:14 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I know this is long - I sent an email Monday morning and got this back late in the day:

It appears that we have a group that is focusing on spreading fear about curriculum tool that we use, called C-Scope. Lumberton does not “promote” Islam, but “teaches” a world history as defined by the state of Texas’ objective called the TEKS. Key point. The teacher is a veteran teacher and she is Jewish. Now, of all people, if anyone had an agenda to teach the negative aspects of Islam, it might be her. The teacher was teaching about culture and not about a dangerous radical religion .

As for the other misinformation, no one has brought it to our attention. Our teachers are only required to teach what the state of Texas requires of us.

Question: What is more dangerous “fear and ignorance” or “education and understanding”?

Here is the attached official response:

District Response to CSCOPE and Promotion of Islam

Recently a picture had surfaced showing five students dressed in burqa’s (Islamic attire) in a World Geography classroom at Lumberton High School. The lesson that was offered was not a written CSCOPE lesson; however it informed students to the customary culture of the people in the Middle East. The lesson that occurred was presented on February 1, 2013. As part of the curriculum from the World Geography TEKS (as prescribed by the state of Texas), the students are to study the culture (TEKS number 17):
“Culture. The student understands the distribution, patterns, and characteristics of different cultures.” The student is expected to:
(A) describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive;
(B) describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and their spatial distribution;
(C) compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and religious minorities, and other underrepresented populations; and
(D) evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies.”
The lesson that was offered focused on exposing students to world cultures, religions, customs, and belief systems. A description on the whiteboard behind the students show the splits in religions: Islam (Sunni and Shia), Judaism (Reform, Conservatives, and Orthodox), and Christianity (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant). Clothing expresses the individual culture. The lesson is not teaching a specific religion.
The portrait focused only on Middle Eastern attire and the students are wearing variations of this customary attire found in the Middle Eastern culture. This portrait does not reflect the entire aspect of the lesson. The lesson encompassed diversity education so students receive a firm understanding of our world and why people are motivated differently.
Lumberton ISD has purchased the CSCOPE curriculum however; the teachers are not required to teach the lessons that are provided. The school district follows the Year at a Glance, a scope and sequence of the adopted Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, as well as the Instructional Focus Document which explains the Rationale, Common Misconceptions for students, TEKS, and the Key Academic Vocabulary that supports conceptual development. The district has great teachers and supports the teachers and their individuality in methods of instructional delivery.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 4:12:35 PM PST by RebelTXRose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Thank you. Seems like 3 months ago.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 4:16:54 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Thank Gov Perry. It was he who encouraged and helped facilitate the inclusion of cultural studies to include Islam.

From the Memorandum of Understanding between The University of Texas at Austin and The Aga Khan University. http://www.scribd.com/doc/62191791/Mou-Ut-Aku-Signed-Copy

1.3 As a result of a mission to the University of Texas at Austin by representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Aga Khan University, ongoing projects were reviewed including the progress and expansion of the Muslim Histories and Cultures Project, and a number of intellectual development areas have been identified for further exploration and include:

liberal arts;
architecture and human settlement;
management, government, public policy and civil society;
economic growth and development;
tourism and leisure
media and communications;
education, science and technology;
continuing education;
health sciences including joint research and training;
human development

2.1 Collaborate on the Muslim Histories and Cultures Project with the aim to expand the implementation of the project to and additional 180 teachers in the Texas School System over the next three years.

Perry has never taken an anti-Muslim or anti-Islam position.

Here is one of Perry’s comments.

“It is a great honor to be in the presence of the Imam of 16 million Muslims around the world, a global humanitarian leader, a man of peace with a pluralistic vision for people around the world, His Highness, the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. Your Highness, on behalf of 23 million Texans, and over 600,000 thousand Muslims living in Texas, I extend our heartfelt appreciation for your 50 years of great international leadership. We are delighted to welcome you to the Lone Star State and participate in the celebration of your Golden Jubilee. I am also grateful to the many federal, state and local leaders in attendance tonight. By their presence, these special guests convey the profound respect that exists in the Western World for His Highness’ work and leadership.”

I kept warning people during the primaries but no one would listen.

20 posted on 02/27/2013 4:22:55 PM PST by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Something strange is happening in Texas. Public schools are embracing Islamic values and traditions while Christian values and traditions are being given the boot.

Not quite. Public school unions are doing as they are told by their national hierarchy. The left has had quite enough of Texas, and is taking it down by a method tried and true.

There is a simple and effective way to fight back, and there is NOTHING the left can do to stop it once you start.

21 posted on 02/27/2013 4:26:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RebelTXRose
I got essentially the same canned response back from them. Notice how it does nothing to address the glorification of the muslim Brotherhood.
22 posted on 02/27/2013 4:39:45 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: CynicalBear

Have a heart. /s


23 posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Solving the muzzie problem is as simple as 1,2,3.
1. Tell hunters they’re good to eat;
2. There’s a bag limit of 3;
3. They’re out of season.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 5:12:55 PM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
A burqa as part of a class? Shoot, I saw a person in head-to-toe niqab driving an elementary school bus in Point Loma, San Diego! I was so shocked that I went back a few days in a row to verify. Confirmed.

My fear is that these politicians are not going to create a new Ronald Reagan, but an American Anders Brevik.

25 posted on 02/27/2013 6:49:50 PM PST by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CynicalBear

You are exactly right... Perry is part of the Bush order of succession. Aga Khan was Bush Sr’s buddy at Harvard. Small world huh?

Aga Kahn foundation builds mosques all over the world to the tune of 40,000 a year.

Aga Kahn Foundation owns a lot of the land where fighting is going on in Afghanistan. Also, half of the banks that were funneling money to Al Qaeda in the last several years.

Convenience stores in Houston (a group of 5000 muslim retailers) list the Aga Kahn foundation as their major destination for donations.

But don’t worry... he supports the peaceful version of Muslim... we will all hang ourselves before it is said and done because we all operate in such a low information zone.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 9:16:31 PM PST by willyd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Put that on a per-capita basis, and we’re no where near 8th.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:00 AM PST by green iguana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson