State board adopts resolution calling for fairness regarding world’s religions
By Bob Unruh
The elected Texas Board of Education today adopted a resolution that warns textbook publishers to be careful and provide fair treatment of the world’s religions – or face being snubbed by the state that buys more textbooks than any other.
The resolution, introduced by former Texas school board member Randy Rives, states: “Resolved, That the SBOE will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions that continue to offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world’s major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and/or by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others.”
The resolution, adopted on a 7-6 vote, declares that “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation, and false editorial stereotypes still roil some social studies textbooks nationwide,” including some “politically correct whitewashes of Islamic culture and stigmas on Christian civilization.”
Mark my words: you will hear a backlash on this, accusing Texans of being Islamophobic. This is not about fairness, because Islam is not concerned about being fair; its objective is not to be fair but to be in charge.
Wars are not fought with guns and bombs only – this white-washing of Islam, altering text books to make Islam seem reasonable and peaceful, and to denigrate other religions, is part of a campaign to consolidate and strengthen the position of Islam in the US.