My latest Campus Watch article, "Promotion of Islam in Our Schools," appears today at Frontpage Magazine. It focuses on Cal State-University Sacramento professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz and his involvement with a controversial textbook currently being used in California's public middle schools. Read on:
Public school children in grades K-12 are being assigned textbooks that misrepresent and, in some cases, glorify Islamic beliefs and history – often at the expense of other religions and cultures. The apologetics and indoctrination common in university Middle East studies programs is being carried into public schools by contentious, ahistorical, and inaccurate textbooks written by those same Middle East studies professors.
History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, a textbook published by the Teachers' Curriculum Institute, was removed from the Scottsdale, Arizona school district in 2005 for this very reason. The textbook is now causing controversy in California and at the center of the storm is Cal State University-Sacramento sociology professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz.
Read the full text of "Promotion of Islam in Our Schools"