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The Alabama State Board of Education was not swayed today by allegations that some of the state's approved social studies textbooks have a pro-Islamic bias and diminish Christianity.

Voting 5-2, the board approved a measure to recommend more than 500 new social studies textbooks for use in public schools, including 11 of 12 books concerned citizens asked the board to remove from the list.

One of the 12 books was removed from the list, but not because of a perceived pro-Islamic bias. State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice described that book as an unintentional duplicate.


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