by Martin Slann, Posted May 26, 2017
(Editor's note: Dissident Prof is delighted to feature another post by Professor of Political Science, Martin Slann, on the problem of Islamic indoctrination in our schools, which is spreading from the "Wear a Hijab for a Day" events at a community college where she taught 2007-2010 to such appreciation in elementary schools.)
From Europe to America: In much of Europe, public education is being successfully undermined by the growing Islamic presence in schools at all levels. The problem is not a new one, but has become increasingly pervasive during just the last few years and it is spreading to the United States.
A growing part of the curriculum is being handed over to Muslim religious experts who, parents and school boards are told, simply want to expose children to the real religion of peace in order to give them some immunity against the obnoxious “Islamophobes” who do such discourteous things as quote the dozens of passages from the Koran and the Hadith that prescribe mutilation or death for infidels, apostates, homosexuals, Jews, rebellious women, and, well, anyone who has the temerity to even mildly criticize Islam.
But, of course, you’re familiar with the governments in Muslim countries that go out of their way in their school systems to appreciate the activities associated with Christian holidays and encourage adults and their children to gain more understanding of the Christian faith. You aren’t? Yeah, me neither. Instead, those Christians who haven’t yet fled from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey are regularly abused, robbed, beaten, raped, forcibly converted to Islam, and kidnapped and held for ransom.
But I digress.
Most disturbing of all is that Muslim students are increasingly being treated and mainstreamed as a special class. Last January, Jihad Watch, a publication of the Horowitz Freedom Center, reported that in a middle school in southern Indiana there is currently an enthusiastic presentation of Sharia law, the medieval Islamic legal code that insists on amputations for thieves, stoning of adulterers, murder of apostates, and, of course, slapping wives around whenever a Muslim man has had a rough day at the mosque. All of that is not imparted to children, just the importance of modest attire for girls and the importance of dining (when Ramadan isn’t going on) on halal food. In other words, no pork chops or bacon during breakfast and lunch. The majority of students are, of course, non-Muslim, but they need to leave their ham sandwiches at home. Nor are the parts of Sharia that condemn non-Muslims to excessive taxation and segregation (since they are spiritually unclean). No doubt, students will learn about these particular niceties of Islam once they get to senior high school and have a basis of Islam and the indoctrinated need (provided by their teachers who were trained by politically correct college professors) to violently deal with the evil and predatory Islamophobes.
It gets more bizarre:Last April it was reported that the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) decided that all public school students would have to endure more classes about Islam while Muslim students would be protected from bullying with designated safe spaces. Apparently, non-Muslim students never get bullied in San Diego and therefore don’t require safe spaces. (Update: A group of parents is suing.) And, no, there are no special religious classes that focus on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, or Judaism to which Muslim students would be subjected. Doing that would be considered offensive to Muslims.
Whoever thought things in public education couldn’t hit new lows after the miserable and costly failures of Common Core and teachers’ unions was very wrong. They are getting worse. Some schools are now celebrating multi-culturalism and diversity with an occasional Muslim Day where little girls get to wear burkas and/or hijabs and adopt typically Muslim names such as Fatima. Any bets on what proportion of current and future Fatimas will be joining the Islamic State as jihadi brides over the coming decades?
Martin Slann is Professor of Political Science at The University of Texas at Tyler.
He received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and is the author, co-author, and co-editor of several scholarly books and introductory texts. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
He is a contributor to the Dissident Prof collection, Exiled: Stories from Conservative and Moderate Professors Who Have Been Ridiculed, Ostracized, Marginalized, Demonized, and Frozen Out. Buy it HERE.