What the? Now facts erased from schoolbooks

United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the so...

United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City during the September 11 attacks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all lived through 9/11. We all know what happened. We experienced it firsthand or saw it all over the news. I touched our entire population. Now the facts are being rewritten in our children’s textbooks. The facts are being whitewashed to make them more politically correct.

“The non-profit organization ACT! for America Education studied 38 textbooks from popular publishers like McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin, for example, to determine whether American schoolchildren are being taught the truth about Islam and its role in 9/11.

The report, titled “Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks,” compares what it found in the textbooks with 275 historical sources, listing 375 footnoted citations, to conclude that America’s textbooks are laced with “historical revisionism.”

“This report shines a bright light on a pattern of errors, omissions and bias in the textbooks reviewed,” explained ACT! for America Education founder Brigitte Gabriel in an email. “To give you just one example of the errors our research uncovered, in discussing the 9/11 attacks, the textbooks typically fail to mention the perpetrators were Muslims or that they acted in the cause of Islamic jihad. In one book the terrorists are portrayed as people fighting for a cause.”

“In just a few years after Sept. 11,” she continues, “the history of what happened on that tragic day was rewritten in our school textbooks. Omitting this vital information, that jihad was the motivation for the attacks, makes it difficult, if not impossible, for today’s young teens, who don’t remember 9/11, to really understand what happened that day – and why.”

According to the executive summary of the report, “The full report reveals a pattern of historical revisionism, omissions and bias in the presentation of all aspects devoted to Islam in these textbooks. These aspects include its theology and doctrines, its role as a world religion, its ongoing struggle with Western tradition and its intrinsic anti-Semitism.”

The summary continues, “Textbook errors identified in the report range from egregiously false historical statements to significant omissions and subtle half-truths. Some are blatant and obvious, others are subtle and deceptive. The errors in these textbooks are not grammatical or typographical. They are substantive, significant and often repetitive.”

We have to make sure our children know and are aware of important happenings. We can’t trust the writers of textbooks to be honest. They seem to think it more important to be politically correct and to make sure they don’t offend the current sociological climate. How can we trust anything we hear, see, or read? Everything is suspect.

via What the? Now facts erased from schoolbooks.

Headlines for the September 11th Attacks

Headlines for the September 11th Attacks (Photo credit: Preston Kemp)

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1 Response to What the? Now facts erased from schoolbooks

  1. Not the first time. Did your history books include the coup d’etat in Wilmington NC in 1898, when a coalition of state politicians and media leaders brought in the National Guard and their Gatling guns to overthrow the elected Fusionist (white and black) municipal government? Of course not. We don’t have coups in the US. Just saying … history books have frequently reflected someone’s point of view.

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