Press Release 11.18.15
Nashville, Tennessee - (11/18/2015) - A growing number of concerned Tennessee parents and citizens furious over the widespread use of pro-Islamic propaganda incorporated into the state's public school education have joined a nationwide campaign calling for educators and government officials to put an end to the chronically deceptive policies and practices.
The campaign, led by Tennessee-based Proclaiming Justice to The Nations ("PJTN"), builds on an earlier victory in which PJTN forced the mighty Pearson publishing empire to remove anti-Semitic references from one of its textbooks.
PJTN launched the campaign following a series of nationwide occurrences in which parents expressed outrage over anti-Semitic material discovered in their children's textbooks. Other parents were reported to be equally outraged over curricula requiring students to act out Muslim practices, known as the Five Pillars of Islam. In some instances, non-Muslim students have been required to repeat the Muslim prayer of conversion in Arabic affirming Allah as the only true god and Mohammed as his prophet.
It has also been revealed that some of the Islamic curriculum was compiled and funded by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice labeled CAIR an "un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist fundraising operation in the history of the United States during the Holy Land Foundation trial. CAIR has close ties to the International Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas terror organization. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designated CAIR as a U.S. terrorist organization along with the Muslim American Society (MAS). MAS have student organizations on many U.S. college campuses.
David Baldovin, a retired FBI agent stated, "The recent terrorist attacks in Paris by ISIS were executed by individuals that adhere to the same doctrine and ideology that motivated Jihadi John." That same ideology, he asserts, "The Doctrine of Islam, is what is behind the Islamic/Muslim Brotherhood propaganda which appears in Textbooks in our schools, by Pearson, as well as other Textbook publishers. It is the same Doctrine, just a tactic different from that of violent Jihad. It is known as 'soft,' or' 'stealth' Jihad. They seek the same goal: to 'eliminate and destroy Western Civilization.'"
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of PJTN, last month asked Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to launch a full and thorough investigation into these textbooks. "This year, a Tennessee educated young man gunned down American servicemen in Chattanooga in the name of ISIS," Cardoza-Moore noted. In 2009, Carlos Bledsoe from Memphis firebombed a local Orthodox Rabbi's home before traveling to Arkansas to kill a recruiting officer. How many more attacks like this do we need before checking the content of our children's textbooks?"
Cardoza-Moore stated that PJTN will not allow our children's education to be overtaken by hostile forces, have our religious heritage taught as an afterthought or let political agendas contrary to our beliefs to be peddled as education.
"We have already succeeded in having one Pearson textbook containing anti-Semitic references that glorified Palestinian terror against Jews in Israel corrected in Tennessee schools," she stated. "Now we are going nationwide, calling on our members across the country to rise up and fight for our children's education and the future of this Republic."
"The misleading approach to teaching religion in public schools that favors Islam is no longer a well-kept secret," said Bill Becker, president and general counsel of Freedom X, a non-profit public interest law firm partnered with PJTN in its campaign. "The cats out of the bag. School policies and the textbooks and supplemental materials being used exalt Islam while diminishing the importance of other religions. This represents a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and must be stopped." Becker said his organization is actively seeking parents with children currently enrolled in classes teaching about Islam to become plaintiffs in lawsuits throughout the nation. "It is high time parents recognize their children are being taught lies and that they have the power to do something about it," he said.
PJTN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel, through powerful film and video presentations, a variety of grassroots rallies, events and speaking engagements to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities in support of the State of Israel and against genocidal anti-Semitism. Freedom X, a national public interest law firm organized to protect freedom of expression, assists PJTN in the campaign
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