In our current smoke-and-mirrors political and social environments, where hypocrisy steamrolls sense, astute educators very rightlyThe Texas State Board of Education’s adoption Sept. 24 of a resolution to reject future textbooks that unfairly represent Islam and Christianity is proactive, given current radical Muslim aggression in America.
may wonder, “How better might Islam transform America than to confuse the views of America’s youths?”
Proposed in July by Randy Rives, a school board member in Odessa, Texas, the resolution cites abundant instances in high school history textbooks that the TSBOE agrees document a “pro-Islamic anti-Christian bias.”
The board’s action sends a message to publishers: If it’s biased, we won’t buy it. With about 4.7 million students in K-12 public schools, and contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Texas wields mighty sway in the textbook publishing industry.
In our current smoke-and-mirrors political and social environments, where hypocrisy steamrolls sense, astute educators very rightly may wonder, “How better might Islam transform America than to confuse the views of America’s youths?”
Most Americans recall the horrific 9/11 attack, and object to the Ground Zero mosque. We believe Sharia law is incompatible with American justice, and puzzle over President Obama’s advancement of Islam in America.
We find the President’s radical upbringing undeniable and his liberation theology undesirable; and we hear that radical Muslims intend to influence American foreign policy and redefine America’s Judeo-Christian tradition.
Then a year ago, the Dubai royal family, headed by a sheikh who is “young, ambitious and quite entrepreneurial,” as described on a “history and lineage” website, was “poised to become a major shareholder,” as reported in the July 28, 2009 Independent.ie, in Education Media & Publishing Group.
EMPG owns Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Harcourt Education. The royals “lost (their) stake,” as reported Sept. 23 by MSNBC, when EMPG restructured its debt earlier this year.
Realistic fears of radical Islam’s influence and infiltration hearken back to Communist penetration that took hold in our government and religious institutions from the 1930s into present times. Just three months ago, the FBI arrested and deported 10 Russian spies.
The American Communist Party, founded in 1919, was purported by liberals to be harmless. However, in 1995, the Commission on Government Secrecy published the Venona papers – 2,900 documents of radio messages from top KGB agents in Washington and New York to their superiors in Moscow (1943 to 1948) – that confirmed the American Communist Party did influence American policy, and commit espionage.
Claremont Institute reports: “It is now plain that by 1945 every important branch of the American government…was infested with Communists busily doing the work of the Soviet Union.”
At the same time, Communists infiltrated the Catholic Church. In 1952, Bishop Fulton Sheen converted Bella Dodd, who revealed that as a Communist agent, she recruited young radicals to enter Catholic seminaries.
According to a June 21, 2009 Detroit Examiner article, Dodd confessed: “In the 1930s, we put 1,100 men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within. The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority…. Right now they are in the highest places in the Church.”
The idea of Communist infiltration, writes Clare Kolewski, was to destroy the faith of the people “through the promotion of a pseudo-religion — something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing.”
Kolewski goes on: “This would be necessary to shame Church leaders into ‘openness to the world’ and to a more flexible attitude toward all religions and philosophies. The Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the Church.”
Might we wonder if Communist infiltration into our government and values systems, begun as much as 80 years ago, has done groundwork for Islam to “shame” us today, into “opening” our culture to their radical philosophies?