By Nancy Thorner –
The global jihad drew national attention 21 years ago in 1993 when terrorists first tried to take down the tallest building in New York City, the World Trade Center. Islam is on the rise around the world, whether it be terrorist activity in the Middle East or the increasing number of homegrown followers in America.
How has the threat been handled in worldwide until now? Rev. Franklin Graham, in voicing his displeasure on Facebook over Duke University’s announcement of a weekly call to prayer every Friday (later rescinded when pressure was applied), captured the essence of the situation as it exists today:
“As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews and anyone who doesn’t to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism.”
As stated by Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor of Moody Church and author of numerous books including “The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent: An Informed Response to Islam’s War with Christianity”:
“Remember the real threat to the United States is not so much terrorism, but Islamism, which intends to challenge our constitutional liberties and take advantage of political correctness to silence discussion and debate about Islam and to undermine our national security.”
Islam as defined by President Obama
It doesn’t help that our current president refuses to link Islamic terrorism with the Muslim religion or that Obama is also ambiguous toward Christianity.
Following are several quotes from a list by Joshua Riddle of 40 mind-blowing quotes from Barack Obama about Islam and Christianity. They can’t be ignored, for they are telling and reveal the mindset of President Obama in his approach in fighting Islamic terrorism.
“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
“I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
“Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”
“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
Common Core promotes a white-washed version of Islam in sync with Obama’s
But while we’re all focused at the moment on Paris, France, and on other acts of Islamic terrorism world-wide, a form of stealth jihad is sneaking into our country which affects all states, all schools, and all children in those states where Common Core has been adopted, in the name of Common Core.
Perhaps not so coincidentally, what is being taught to children about Islam via the Common Core curriculum is the same white-washed version of Islam that is held by President Obama, who refuses to acknowledge that radical Islam exists or even to say “Radical Islam.” It must be remembered that Common Core was pushed through state legislatures by unelected bureaucrats who created the Common Core ‘standards’ using monies garnered from special interests groups. There were no legislative vote by elected officials reflecting the will of the people or the will of the parents.
Common Core allows for a rewriting of American history, with the new curriculum and accompanying textbooks showing a definite slant and bias towards Islam, “The Five Pillars of Islam” are an integral part of Common Core teaching beginning in pre-k and lasting through the12th grade. For example, students have Muslim beliefs lessons where they must watch videos, research pre-selected web sites, complete worksheets, and create posters about the duties of Muslims.
- Shahadah: declaring there is no god except God, and Muhammad is God’s Messenger.
- Salat: ritual prayer five times a day.
- Zakat: giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy.
- Sawm: fasting and self-control during the holy month of Ramadan.
- Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if one is able.
Approved Common Core textbook, “World History”, rewrites history and highlights religion of Islam
A Common Core approved high school history textbook is “World History.” One would think that in a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles, these subjects would take precedence. Not now. Common Core maintains “Islam” preceded other religions in the founding of America. If you look inside this 10th grade high school text book which literally re-writes History and is being taught in high schools all over the country, you’ll notice other alarming things:
– There are 36 pages dedicated to the religion of Islam, while there are NO chapters dedicated to Christianity or Judaism. Sections include descriptions of the Koran, the growth of the Muslim empire and the Five Pillars of Islam.
– In reference to Mohammed and his armies taking over Medina States, the book says, “…people happily accepted Islam as their way of life.”
-The book indicates that Jesus “proclaimed” Himself to be the Messiah, yet stated as fact that Mohammed was a prophet.
– In the book, Christian battles are called “Massacres” while Muslim battles are called “takeovers.”
As our country was undeniably founded on Judeo-Christian values, having a 36-page chapter dedicated to Islam when our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian is an affront against this nation and the American people. The before described “World History” book has already been taught to high school students for four years.
Common Core High School English Lessons can also extol Islam and Mohammed. Parents in Farmville, North Carolina, discovered that Muslim propaganda ended up in their children’s vocabulary worksheets that were assigned to seniors. The worksheet read: “In the following exercises, you will have the opportunity to expand your vocabulary by reading about Muhammad and the Islamic word.”
The “vocabulary lesson” told students that Mohammed was “astute” and “shrewd” and that some people “respond favorably” to Mohammed’s claim that there is no God but Allah. Check here to find the Muslim propagandizing material that was found in a Common Core approved vocabulary worksheet approved by North Carolina’s education establishment.
Lesson plans designed by “Lesson Planet”, based on Common Core standards to teach Islam
Unbelievable as it may seem, Lesson Planet has designed lesson plans for teachers in this nation’s public schools that sound like the start of a novel or a science fiction itinerary, but they are instead based on Common Core standards as part of the Race To The Top. These lesson plans cover 5 pillars of Islam; submission to the will of Allah; a call to Jihad; converting to Islam; what is Islam?; overview of the Koran and Sharia Law, Islam and the US; hate crimes and hope, spirit of Islam, root causes of Muslim anger with the west, and Muslims creating huge empire on 3 continents.
Lesson Planet boasts that 400,000 teachers are using their lesson plans in classrooms every day in the majority of states across our country, which amount to daily brainwashing of children.
Here is an example of a lesson plan from the standard “submitting to the will of Allah”, where one God is replaced by another god. “Whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him, and he shall be among the losers in the hereafter.”
Below are other lesson plans with varying subjects. Additional links can be found at this site:
- 1st Grade Common Core standard: What is Islam? http://ccss1.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=8932&CategoryID=4635
- Common Core Standard: Overview of the Quran and Sharia Law: http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/five-pillars-of-the-islamic-faith-overview-the-quran-sharia-law.html
Common Core Islamic indoctrination pushed by Muslim Brotherhood front groups
With the above in mind, it doesn’t seem preposterous to conclude that Common Core is seeking to brainwash students into becoming followers of Islam, even to make Jihadists via the classroom, through 100% Islamic indoctrination presented as “history” and otherwise through Common Core. Noticeable is that there is a complete whitewash of Islamic terrorism — not unlike what is being promoted by President Obama — as if terrorism is completely divorced from the study of Islam and that violence doesn’t exist in the name of Islam.
But what should really make the American people stand up and take attention is that behind the push for Common Core Islamic indoctrination are Muslim Brotherhood front group, namely the Islamic Society of North America.
The following “food for thought quotes” are from an August 20, 2013 Bradley County News report in Florida:
“What is implanted, in what some would call the nationalization of our school system, is none other than a Trojan horse with many tentacles. It is the obvious takeover of our schools by an overreaching government, the dumbing down of our children to the lowest denominator, the ridding of local control of our schools and boards and the easing of our nation into the hands of Islam with Sharia Compliance as the law of our land. “good citizen inside a global world.”
“This is creeping sharia ladies and gentlemen, this is also taqiyah. The deliberate lie to gain acceptance. This is the gentle yet massive push that the left and Islam need to complete the task of world dominance and they have found Common Core as the vehicle to do their dirty deed inside the US.”
“The enemy has a foothold on the conscience and will of our country. The citizenry is labeled a racist, a bigot, a hater, extremist and even a terrorist if you speak up or out against this coup of our country. It has taken many years and many battles to get here. The propagated system that is in place has raised one generation of children and is working on the next. The softening and indoctrination of this generation of gullible minds will be the finishing touch that springs us into Socialism and situated within influential positions to perfect the transition.”
In a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Contacting Governor Rauner and IL lawmakers to repeal Common Core
All citizens, not just parents, here in Illinois need to be screaming loudly to Governor Bruce Rauner about Common Core and its texts published and written by the Saudis and Libyans. For it was governors who were responsible for bringing CC and Islam into the schools because they signed for the federal money and the programs are under federal jurisdiction. In 2010 Illinois unconditionally and without hesitation signed up to implement Common Core throughout the state.
Lawmakers in Illinois must enact laws to repeal Common Core, not just change testing standards. Parents need to know that the Federal Parent Rights Act trumps states. Parents can refuse any test, assignment, book or lecture and the school must comply. Because the schools get paid for testing, school districts try to say that kids MUST take the tests. This includes the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, which is the new state assessment and accountability measure incorporating Common Core for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC will be administered this spring in Illinois.
Presidential aspiration of Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee damaged as Common Core advocates
Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee have presidential aspirations. Both support Common Core. Bush proudly and openly supports the Common Core national standards, although to his credit, he does support charter schools and voucher programs.
But what about Mike Huckabee?
In December of last year Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience that he was no longer a supporter of Common Core standards, but he had a different message to one of the group that created the standards. According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it had become “toxic.” But as the Post also indicated, Huckabee still intends to support the standards. Huckabee reportedly told CCSSO, “Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat.”
Common Core must be eliminated from our schools and the real foundations of our country reestablished. Without question, the new age foundation, The Five Pillars of Islam, must be eliminated. Is this brainwashing taking place yet in your school district?