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Tennessee Parents Battle Cultural Jihad: Arrogant Bureaucrats & Islam Join Forces

A group of parents in White County, about 100 miles east of Nashville, are taking the fight to the seven publicly elected county school board members in that county who approved the purchase of the new Islam-centric textbook that elaborates on those standards, myWorld History and Geography: The Middle Ages to Exploration of the Americas, published by Pearson Education. 

Our friend Michael Patrick Leahy of Breitbart has been documenting the struggle of parents across Tennessee who have risen-up to oppose the use of the public schools to sell the false narrative that Islam is a “religion of White County Citizenspeace,” and not a political movement whose goal is a totalitarian worldwide Islamic Caliphate. 

The current uprising says Leahy pits Tennessee parents against Republican Governor Bill Haslam, the Tennessee Department of Education, the large and powerful multinational textbook publisher Pearson Education, the state’s educational bureaucrats, unaccountable local county school directors, and their far too compliant local school boards. 

The involvement of Pearson Education is particularly controversial notes Leahy since its parent corporation, London based Pearson PLC, is partially owned by the Libyan Investment Authority. With 3 percent of Pearson’s outstanding stock, the Libyan Investment Authority is one of its largest shareholders. 

And as we documented in our article “Connecting the Dots Between Jerusalem and Ferguson,” there is an almost thirty-year connection between Libya and radical anti-American Islamists like Louis Farrakhan and anti-American race baiters like Obama’s spiritual mentor Rev. Jeramiah Wright. 

According to Leahy’s analysis of reporting by The Washington Times and The Financial Times, the Libyan Investment Authority was founded by Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam; more than five Gaddafi family members own shares. The Council on Islamic Relations, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Muslim Brotherhood invested in Pearson Education through the Libyan Investment Authority. 

CAIR was found to be a Muslim Brotherhood front group by a federal judge in the largest terrorism trials in American history and was recently designated terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, so its involvement in the forced teaching of Islam in Tennessee’s public schools should come as no surprise. 

Leahy points out that CAIR has inserted itself into the Tennessee seventh grade Social Studies standards political battle, even though barely 1 percent of the state’s population self-identifies as Muslim. The group has publicly criticized the state legislator [see our article Tennessee Rep. Sheila Butt Might Just Save America] who has introduced legislation to prohibit the teaching of religious doctrine prior to the tenth grade in Tennessee. 

A number of Tennessee parents also claim that CAIR has provided supplementary materials used by some Tennessee school districts to support the new seventh grade standards. 

One reason for CAIR’s interest in Tennessee is that it has the highest percentage of Evangelical Christians of any state in its population, according to a recent Pew Research Poll on religion in America. As a result, Tennessee may be the “tip of the spear” in attempts to crush public opposition to Islamization. 

In a press release, a new parents group, “White County Citizens Against Islamic Indoctrination” said: 

School board members, including Chairman Edd Cantrell and Vice Chairman Gary Sparkman, have ignored parents’ objections to the textbooks and materials and refused to remove them or restrict their use in classrooms. Seventh grade social studies textbooks in White County contain nearly 50 pages devoted to a sugar coated view of Islam and the “Islamic World” while barely mentioning Christianity. The School Board has also violated at least 14 of their own policies and procedures in connection with conducting school board business and may have violated state laws concerning public access to materials used in the classrooms in White County. . . . 

“The School Board has adopted the textbooks and materials in a shroud of secrecy and misrepresentation and have attempted to hide what is happening in our classrooms concerning the promotion of Islam and limited mentions of Christianity,” [Chairman] Anthony Wright pointed out. “We plan to expose what is happening and call the community to action since the values promoted by the School Board members in our classrooms do NOT reflect the values of our community nor do they follow the laws of the land.” 

Bryan Wright, who recently attended a School Board meeting to object to the materials, explained that “the schools should teach any aspect of religion with a focus on fairness, balance and TRUTH; that is not happening with respect to the Islamic Indoctrination being presented in White County thanks to our own elected officials.” “The fault is not the teachers who are being forced to use these materials; it is the fault of the school board that unanimously approved them and who should be held accountable for that terrible decision,” Bryan Wright noted. 

Overton County, Tennessee has adopted a set of supplemental materials to provide a fair and balanced teaching of social studies and religion but the White County School Board has refused to accept any alternative to the textbooks and materials they adopted despite significant and growing parental objections. 

White County Schools, a small district with one middle school, uses “My World History and Geography: The Middle Ages to the Exploration of the Americas” in seventh grade social studies classes. 

Middle school students learn about the “golden age” of Islamic civilization up to the 1500s, but “It [referring to the Pearson textbook] doesn’t report 9/11, ISIS. It doesn’t talk about any Islamic group,” Bryan Wright said according to Michael Patrick Leahy’s reporting. 

Wright also claimed the book explained how to convert to Islam, but not to Christianity. 

“The biggest concern is the textbook is telling things that are untrue and is providing a false example of Islam,” Ed Butler, Michael Patrick Leahy reports a member of the White County parents group, told WWTN Radio’s Dan Mandis on Tuesday. 

“Islam is presented as matter of fact,” in the Pearson textbook, Butler said according to Leahy. “For example, on page 79 of the textbook, it reads ‘Mohammad said he worships the same God as Christians and Jews. Mohammad respects those religions.’ But that’s not how we see it. Allah is not the same God worshipped by Christians and Jews,” Butler added. 

“The White County School Board is restricting information flow to parents, and not allowing us to speak at public board meetings,” Butler added. 

“Bryan Wright was going to be part of the textbook review process, but he was only allowed in one meeting. Other parents were not allowed in those textbook review meetings.” 

“It dumfounds me why they – the White County School Board—would not listen to the citizens of White County and to the right thing,” Butler told WWTN’s Mandis according to Leahy. 

The Tennessee parent rebellion is not limited to White County. In addition to nearby Overton County, uprisings are developing in Rutherford , Maury, and Williamson Counties as well. 

White County Citizens Against Islamic Indoctrination has engaged James R. Omer, a Nashville attorney, who demanded that the board make the new textbook and all related materials available for public inspection. Incredibly, the White County School district has refused to make either the new textbook or supporting materials available for public review and engaged in numerous violations of its own policies and Tennessee state law to further the forced teaching of Islam in White County Schools. 

Hundreds of parents from across the county and the state of Tennessee gathered October 20 at a town hall meeting in Sparta, Tennessee sponsored by White County Citizens Against Islamic Indoctrination, “to continue efforts to inform and engage the community about the pro-Islamic textbooks and materials being forced upon teachers and students by the White County School Board.” 

For more information contact Anthony Wright, Chairman, White County Citizens Against Islamic Indoctrination, 931-254-9429. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/Citizens-Against-Islamic-Indoctrination-8952173... and www.stopislamicindoctrination.com. 

To read Michael Patrick Leahy’s exhaustive reporting on how the Tennessee education establishment, led by Republican Governor Bill Haslam and his handpicked Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, have joined forces with Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR to force Islam on Tennessee’s school children in “PARENT REBELLION BREWING IN TENNESSEE OVER ISLAM-CENTRIC EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

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