Folks here it is again. In the name of “kumbaya- everything is beautiful” we are creating an entire generation of Americans not prepared to face the realities of the world. In other words slowly creating a nation of Dhimmis.
According to the American Textbook Council, Many History Books used across the US do its best to promote Jihad.
One of the textbooks in question is History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond’s lessons titled “Jihad” and “Shari’ah: Islamic Law” The passages below come from the student edition, copyright 2005, pages 101 through 103. At the very least, the passages are incomplete. More precisely, they are dishonest. Neither passage explains the essentially religious nature of the subject and more importantly they don’t show how Jihad and Shari’ah Law are being used as an excuse for world wide terrorism:
Jihad The word jihad means “to strive.” Jihad represents the human struggle to overcome difficulties and do things that would be pleasing to God. Muslims strive to respond positively to personal difficulties as well as worldly challenges. For instance, they might work to become better people, reform society, or correct injustice. Jihad has always been an important Islamic concept. One hadith, or account of Muhammad, tells about the prophet’s return from a battle. He declared that he and his men had carried out the “lesser jihad,” the external struggle against oppression. The “greater jihad,” he said, was the fight against evil within oneself. Examples of the greater jihad include working hard for a goal, giving up a bad habit, getting an education, or obeying your parents when you may not want to.
Let’s not forget about blowing up the Twin Towers or sending rockets into Sedrot. They missed all of that stuff that is done in the name of Jihad.
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Sometimes, however, jihad becomes a physical struggle. The Qur’an tells Muslims to fight to protect themselves from those who would do them harm or to right a terrible wrong. Early Muslims considered their efforts to protect their territory and extend their rule over other regions to be a form of jihad. However, the Qur’an forbade Muslims to force others to convert to Islam. So, non-Muslims who came under Muslim rule were allowed to practice their faiths.
Muslims do force others to convert, am I splitting hairs? Maybe they got that phrase from Bill Clinton “it depends what force is?” They do allow some other people to practice their religion as long are dhimmified, but not in Saudi Arabia….or Gaza…or Darfur, etc.
Although the Qur’an allows war, it sets specific terms for fighting. Muhammad told his followers to honor agreements made with foes. Muslim fighters must not mutilate (remove or destroy) the dead bodies of enemies or harm women, children, old people, and civilians. Nor should they destroy property, orchards, crops, sacred objects, or houses of worship. (Source American Textbook Council)
Really now, Has anybody told that to the Palestinians? I seem to remember mutilated bodies, destroyed cemeteries. I know what they did to Joseph’s Tomb, to the Temple Mount, to the Synagogues left in Gaza. How come the book doesn’t talk about that?
Fighters can’t harm women? How many THOUSANDS of rapes have there been in Darfur?
A WND Article about the Textbook Council, gives examples from other textbooks. I will say it again we are creating an entire generation of Americans not prepared to face the realities of the world. If we win the military war, and lose the minds of our children then we are fighting for naught.