Currently, some ACT! for America chapters in California
are collecting and reviewing public school textbooks because of growing and justifiable concerns that Islam is receiving disproportionate coverage vis a vis other religious beliefs, and because frequently the way it is presented glosses over and even mischaracterizes the historical and doctrinal record of Islam.
For instance, one world history textbook devotes over 50 pages to Islam and about a half dozen pages to Christianity. Another textbook asserts that Muslims only use force in “self-defense.”
The story below raises another question: Are Islamic schools being funded by tax dollars?
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