Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Biased Education

Cinnamon Stillwell bears sad tidings:

It turns out that Western liberal democracies can be subverted without firing a shot.
Roll over, Prince Metternich, and tell Carl Schmitt the news!

Stillwell offers this daring insight as a preface to her account of the "soft jihad" that's allegedly targeting Our Children. As evidence that the true nature of Islam is being obscured in American schools (whose administrators, in their defense, may themselves have been indoctrinated by George W. Bush's representation of Islam as "a religion of peace"), she offers this anecdote:
Last month, students at Friendswood Junior High in Houston were required to attend an "Islamic Awareness" presentation during class time allotted for physical education.
Her source for this story is Bob Unruh at WND; his article conforms to that site's standard practice in that it relies heavily on hearsay and doesn't mention the date on which the event took place (WND generally avoids giving dates for the events it describes, probably because they can then be recycled in later articles without losing any immediacy).

For the record, the presentation took place on May 22, in the wake of an alleged physical attack on a Muslim student.
According to students, they were taught that "there is one God, his name is Allah" and that "Adam, Noah and Jesus are prophets." Students were also taught about the Five Pillars of Islam and how to pray five times a day and wear Islamic religious garb.
Now, I wasn't there, but I'm willing to bet that these children weren't actually taught that "there is one God, his name is Allah." Instead, they were told that this is what Muslims believe, which is not exactly a secret. And they probably weren't taught how to dress like Muslims, but to comprehend why some Muslims dress the way they do. Still, it sounds much scarier when you use language that blurs the distinction between awareness and advocacy, don't you think?

To Stillwell, such presentations are an example of "using taxpayer dollars to implement a religious curriculum," which means that "not only are children receiving a biased [!] education, but possible violations of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause abound." This ought to be a wake-up call for schools that are currently teaching students how to perform human sacrifice like the Aztecs, or indoctrinating them into Popery by describing the splendors of the Italian Renaissance.

For his part, Unruh quotes a parent who laments that "this was put right at the end of the school year...which will most likely prevent a Christian response."

In other news:
Violence created by thirst for petroleum, at least at this point, looks to be a likely catalyst that will force all nations to the final battle in the Middle East. Armageddon is a war that likely begins with the galloping forth of the second rider on the red horse of war (Rev. 6:4). It culminates with the return of Jesus Christ in the clouds of glory to the one place on earth with the largest pools of oil (Rev. 19:11).

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