The Texas Board of Education is back to meddling again. The target this time is Islam.
Because a failure to paint Muslims as wild-eyed jihadists from the darkest and deepest pit of hell come to kill white Christians us all consitutes a country wide conspiracy to paint Islam as ‘good’ and Christianity as ‘bad’.
Or something like that:
The resolution states that pro-Islamic, anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation and false editorial stereotypes “still roil” some social studies textbooks nationwide, including “sanitized definitions of ‘jihad’ that exclude religious intolerance or military aggression against non-Muslims … which undergirds worldwide Muslim terrorism.”
The fact that the books they cite as evidence are not in use in Texas? The fact that Texas shapes what textbooks are made available to the other states? Those don’t mean a thing because “Middle Easterners” are buying into companies that publish textbooks:
Members of the board’s social conservative bloc asked for the resolution after an unsuccessful candidate for a board seat called on the panel to head off any bias against Christians in new social studies books. Some contend that “Middle Easterners” are increasingly buying into companies that publish textbooks.
I wonder when they’re going to call for a resolution to ban the word “racism” from dictionaries made available to Texas schoolchildren.