Montgomery Co. Goes PC on Islam
Posted by Ryan on June 8, 2008
Word came out about a decision by the Montgomery County Public School Council, in Maryland, that they will support a textbook that “adjusts” the definition of jihad and shariah law in order to give a more positive view of Islam to their middle and high school students in order to “avoid inconvenient truths.”
Take this pill, young ones, it’s only history class. No need to think or understand… Yay! Now everyone’s happy!
However, “jihad” is not only a personal, inward struggle, but also a call for the destruction of those who threaten Islam. We do our students a huge disservice if we ostensibly lie to them by purposely omitting the whole, true, modern-day interpretations of jihad. Our students will not fully be able to grasp why there are millions of people in this world who want to kill them for just being them. I bet these same books do a number on Christians during the Crusades (if the Crusades are even mentioned!).
Plus my students throughout the years love a little controversy — it actually makes history worth learning to them and gets them thinking in more depth! Yet “learning” and “thought” are apparently not going on anymore in Montgomery County.