Friday, July 30, 2010
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Fountain Valley School Board Superintendent Marc Ecker said he did not believe any immediate action would be taken on Jackson's proposal. He said the board would most likely decide to put the item on a future agenda for discussion or dismiss it immediately.
“What they're objecting to is material in a state-adopted book,” he said. “It's a state-adopted book for a number of reasons… I can't imagine the board spending a great deal of time on (this issue.)”
The people in California, always a step ahead of the rest of us, have been working with the Institute of Religion and Civic Values (formally known as "Council of Islamic Education", who also lease space from Fountain Valley School District) to ensure that the textbooks are completely and totally accurate(and politically correct!) when it comes to Islamic history.
Now some other outside agitators have jumped into the fray. "TextBook Alert", whose website claim to be "A source for accuracy", and that "The goal of Textbook Alert is to insure standards of education that are historically accurate and ethnically and culturally unbiased", so you just KNOW these guys are crazy.
Textbook alert has taken issue with the said textbook in question, issuing a list of nagging little inconsistencies between the 7th grade history book and actual history.
Textbook, Page 61: "Jews, Christians and Muslims also recognize many of the same prophets. Muhammad taught that prophets such as Abraham, Moses and Jesus had lived in earlier times."
Textbook Alert: "Judaism and Christianity do not regard Abraham, Moses or Jesus as prophets."
Textbook, Page 61: "Muhammad respected Jews and Christians as "people of the Book" because their holy books taught many of the same ideas that Muhammad taught."
Textbook Alert: "The Qur'an refers to Christians and Jews as "apes", "pigs", "dogs" and "worse than cattle". (Surahs [chapters 2:64; 5:59-60; 7:159-166; 7:176; 25:44.) This according to what Muslims regard as the word of Allah as revealed to Muhammad, is their belief about the true essence of Jews and Christians.''
Textbook, Page 83: "Muslims generally practice religious tolerance, or acceptance, with regard to people they conquered. In other words, the Muslims did not ban all religions other than Islam in their lands. Jews and Christians in particular kept many of their rights, since they shared some beliefs with Muslims."
Textbook Alert: "...The alternatives offered to conquered Christians and Jews are conversion to Islam, or death; they enjoy 'protection' only as they endure humiliation and severely restricted religious and civil rights...''
What's the truth? I guess the truth depends on where your standing. My suggestion is that you educate yourself and form your own opinions. I recommend author Mark Gabriel, born in Egypt he obtained a Ph.D in Islamic history from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where he taught Islamic history until his father tried to kill him for questioning some of the basic teaching of Muhammad. Of course Mark Gabriel is not his given name. He changed his name in an effort to keep his head attached to his shoulders.
Knowledge is power. Educate yourself before this textbook finds it's way into your schools.
"Conservatives greatly respect the work ethic, family values, diversity and independent spirit of the Mexican people. We harbor no ill will toward anyone because of race, creed, color, sex or ethnicity. We value hard work and judge people on their character.
Though we believe you should be proud of your heritage, conservatives also believe if you want to immigrate to America, you should embrace our values, traditions and history just as our great-grandparents did when they arrived at Ellis Island 100 or more years ago. We believe everyone who wants to harvest all the bounties of America should also be willing to fully embrace American heritage and customs and assimilate into America."
Thursday, July 22, 2010
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The two men fired shots at them, police said, wounding an officer. Police returned fire, killing one of the men, Karim Boudouda.
Mr Boudouda, 27, had three previous convictions for armed robbery.
The second suspected robber was still at large as of Saturday afternoon.
The riot erupted after a memorial service for Mr Boudouda, and saw more than 50 cars burned.
France was on riot alert yesterday after hundreds of Muslim youths went on the rampage in Grenoble.
Shots were fired at police and dozens of shops and cars were set on fire in the Alpine town. Trams and buses were also held up by gangs brandishing baseball bats and bars, and a service station was looted.
If I were a cynical person, I'd almost think that these people would say anything in order to push their agenda.
WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”
And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.
Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.
Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums.
In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Maryland will receive $85 million in federal funds for its federally mandated high-risk insurance pool, which will cover abortions. As CNSNews.com reported on July 14, Pennsylvania will receive $160 million in federal funds for its high-risk insurance pool, which will also cover abortions.
During the debate over the health-care bill, President Obama delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress, saying: “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”
Friday, July 16, 2010
On Aug. 29, 2007, Raila Odinga signed a secret Memorandum of Understanding with Sheikh Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya. In exchange for Muslim support, Odinga agreed, among other things, to:
- Rewrite the national constitution to install shariah as the law in all "Muslim declared regions."
- Elevate Islam as "the only true religion" and give Islamic leaders an "oversight role to monitoractivities of ALL other religions."
- Establish shariah courts in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.
- Ban Christian proselytism.
- Fire the police commissioner for "allow[ing] himself to be used by heathens and Zionists" to oppress Muslims.
- Adopt Islamic dress codes for women.
- Ban alcohol and pork.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"On the question of Obama's leadership, 42 percent of registered voters now say they have confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country, with 58 saying they do not. At the start of his presidency, about six in 10 expressed confidence in his decision-making."
"Among those who say they definitely will vote in November, 53 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his responsibilities."
Meanwhile additional reasons for Americans to distrust this administration continue to appear.