As I showed in my 2008 book Stealth Jihad, there is material like this in textbooks being used all over the country. And sometimes this kind of thing is promoted in high places. “Father upset over homework promoting polygamy, Islam,” from WSBTV.com, September 23 (thanks to Ben):
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A father’s complaint that his daughter’s homework promotes the Muslim faith could lead to a lesson change in Cobb County.
Channel 2’s Tom Regan talked to the father who showed him where his daughter’s homework which said there’s nothing wrong with having multiple wives.
The assignment went home with seventh-graders at Campbell Middle School.
The school told Regan the assignment was used to compare the pros and cons of the school’s dress policy.
But one parent said he thinks the material shows bias toward Islam and is completely inappropriate for the kids.
“Trying to relate this to school uniforms, the context they put it into, doesn’t make much sense to me,” parent Hal Medlin said.
Medlin showed Regan the assignment brought home by his 13-year-old daughter. The assignment consisted of a letter from Ahlima, a 20-year-old Muslim woman, and touts the advantage of a wearing a Burqa and finds the way western women dress to be “horribly immodest,” according to the assignment.
The assignment shows Ahlima saying she doesn’t mind if her future husband takes more wives. “I understand that some Westerners condemn our practice of polygamy, but I also know they are wrong,” the assignment said.
“It’s promoting or positively depicting their belief that polygamy is fine, if that’s what they believe. But I don’t know how you could possibly state that and not have any kind of disclaimer that this is what these people think, but not necessarily what all of us believe,” Medlin said.
Another page of the assignment lists the seven conditions for women’s dress in Islam, including:
-It cannot resemble the clothing of nonbelieving women -It must protect women from the lustful gaze of men
It also states, “Islam liberated woman over 1,400 years ago. Is it better to dress according to man or God?”
“It represents Islam in a positive manner. That doesn’t offend me as much as the fact that it represents no other religions,” Medlin said. “To me, this material is being used the way it’s used is like tearing a page out of text book and saying here’s the whole story.”
On Friday afternoon, Regan got an email statement from a Cobb Schools saying the school district didn’t create the materials, they were provided by the state. The representative went on to say, “The district will review the material in question and determine if it can be taught in a more balance [sic] way or if it should no longer be used.