Texas public schools teach “Allah is the Almighty God”

70% of Texas public schools are teaching that Allah is the almighty god.

Where’s the outcry from atheists and the ACLU about the “separation of church and state”?

but not when it comes to the Mosque!

“Separation of church and state” doesn’t apply to the “mosque and state” in Texas

John Griffing reports for WND, Dec. 14, 2012, that a private curriculum has been installed in some public schools in Texas, wherein students are being taught brainwashed with the “fact” that “Allah is the Almighty God.”

The program, called CSCOPE, is a private venture operating under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, whose incorporation documents state its independence from the State Board of Education of the Texas Education Agency. Critics are condemning the CSCOPE curriculum for its secrecy and restrictions on oversight.

Critics say the CSCOPE curriculum is pro-Islamic and borders on proselytizing. As examples:

  • In one scenario, students are asked to study the tenets of Islam, but the materials provided are not impartial but instead extend into how to convert, moral imperatives, as well as denigration of other faiths.
  • Under the heading, “Who Is Allah?,” students are told: “Allah is the Almighty God”; “Allah alone is the Creator. He alone deserves our devout love and worship.”

The same CSCOPE curriculum previously had raised alarm because of its depiction of the Boston Tea Party as a terrorist act on par with the 9/11 attack.

According to documentation that has leaked out, the program describes the Boston Tea Party this way: “A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities. It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

There also have been reports that the curriculum – contrary to recent Supreme Court rulings – says the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the right to bear arms, is limited to state-run organizations: “The collective right’s advocates believed that the Second Amendment did not apply to individuals; rather it recognized the right of a state to arm its militia. It recognized limited individual rights only when it was exercised by members of a functioning, organized militia while actively participating in the militia’s activities.”

An estimated 70 percent of Texas schools already are involved in the CSCOPE program. But this extends beyond the state of Texas because of the influence Texas has on textbook and curriculum publishers as the only state that adopts uniform standards.

Although Texas state law requires textbooks to be reviewed by the board of education, and parents are allowed to have access, since CSCOPE is considered a private venture it operates independently of state or local school board oversight.

The state attorney general’s office has ruled that CSCOPE is a government organization subject to requirements of transparency, but because of loopholes in the Texas Public Information Act and Senate Bill 6, passed in 2011, CSCOPE has thus far been able to keep its content from public review. Even parents are denied access.

Teachers must sign a gag order when required to use CSCOPE in their classrooms.

Complicating the issue is the fact that school districts usually purchase CSCOPE with state tax dollars.

H/t FOTM’s Eyes Wide Shut

Update (May 21, 2013):

We won this one! :D

Texas’ regional Education Service Centers will no longer issue lesson plans – and will forbid their use after Aug. 31 – for CSCOPE, a popular online curriculum system that became a lightning rod for conservatives who criticized it as anti-American, legislators announced yesterday (May 20). The CSCOPE plans are in use at 877 districts, or 78% of school districts in Texas. (Read more here.)

~Eowyn

27 responses to “Texas public schools teach “Allah is the Almighty God”

  1. Over the line and out of bounds….I’m taking this one all the way. ENOUGH!

  2. Time to stock up on ammo……

  3. Allah is cool but those nasty Foundin’ Fathers were just terrorists or something– great crap for publically-funded education to peddle. How ’bout that liberal “transparency,” eh?

  4. WHAT???!!! I’ve heard similar stories in recent years about the Texas school system! What puzzles me is that this is so contrary to the state’s image as a bold, patriotic bastion against liberal encroachment. All I can think is that, while Texans were guarding their economy, they took their eyes off the schools, allowing too many silver pony tails to sneak in, and metastasize, until now we wake up, when it may be too late.

    • I agree with you, Trail Dust. That begs the question – why do parents trust the government to raise their precious children in the first place? Or nannies and daycare before preschool even starts?

      Your statement -” while Texans were guarding their economy, they took their eyes off the schools . . .”

      “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some have coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

      1 Timothy 6 :10

      If this nation humbled itself before the Almighty and repented- Islam could never gain a foothold here. Islam in textbooks is a symptom of the larger sin – idolatry.

  5. Why do yo you have a pic of the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, UT.. This is a Morman Temple, Not an Islamic or Muslim Mosque

  6. As if the Texas school system has disgraced itself enough, this is a link to a story about a girl in San Antonio refusing to accept the implanting of a tracking chip in her body. She’s standing up against it because it is the “Mark of the Beast” in Revelation.
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/mark-of-the-beast-in-hands-of-federal-judge/

  7. Oops! I jumped to conclusions. I thought the device was going to be implanted into her. It seems that is not the case. However, this does not remove the antichrist overtones from the school system’s actions.
    ~TD

  8. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. It is noteworthy that Texas is involved in this outrage. I do have empathy for those parents who must work, single fathers and mothers, and/or parents of families who both must work in our terrible economy to simply support their families with basic necessities, that cannot stay home and homeschool their children. I do not believe that it is their “love of money” that motivates all of them to have to work. They indeed have the right to assume that Islam is not going to be taught in public schools. This is horrible and another violation of our religious freedoms. As Dr. Eowyn points out, where is the ACLU now?

  9. I’m a teacher in Texas. You should know that these segments are not any attempt at brainwashing, but actually an exercise in considering things from other people’s point of view. Muslims think Allah is the Almighty God, and the British did consider the Boston tea party a terrorist act. There are those who take a more strict reading of the second amendment as well, just look at the dissenting decisions from any of your supreme court cases. We would be doing our children a disservice if we taught them that everyone looks at history the same way. I hope you realize how much of a fool you look like for saying anyone is trying to brainwash children.

    • Michael B:

      “I hope you realize how much of a fool you look like for saying anyone is trying to brainwash children.”

      Why are you so gratuitously insulting and condescending?

      If CSCOPE’s intention is really as noble as you say, why is it keeping the contents of its curriculum from public review? Even parents are denied access, and teachers must sign a gag order when required to use CSCOPE in their classrooms. Since you are a teacher in Texas and you are calling me a fool, why don’t you show us the CSCOPE curriculum on Islam, if only just to prove me a fool. Why the secrecy?

      Oh, by the way, does SCOPE also teach that Jesus Christ is the Almighty God? Do you? If not, why not? What happened to multiculturalism or as you put it “an exercise in considering things from other people’s point of view”?

    • The arrogance of your approach is insufferable, Michael B. Your rush to show a kissy face to our mortal enemies in Islam is nothing short of cowardice. And if the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism, then show us the body count.

      Your “open mindedness” conceals intellectual dishonesty.

      ~TD

    • Michael, remember the winners get to write the history. Been that way since day one. So since we won, we tell our kids what we want.
      DILLIGAFF ( Google it) about muslims and their allah who says to kill all.
      And mohammyhead the great pedophile. If that’s god you can keep him.
      Bleeding heart nut job. Go move to Palestine would ya. Where they teach their children hatred from day one. Ever wonder why no other muslim country takes them in? Ever wonder how Mrs arafat is gonna spend 13 billion meant for the poor people. Must be nice living in your Utopia.
      In the spirit of the season may I say, You are a boob. :D
      Riddle me this birdbrain. Is the world really better off with your precious multi-culture ism.? Well that really just applies here because everyone else keeps their cultures and traditions. No, just Evil old America needs to be enlightened. Damn us to hell, we have the nerve to have indoor plumbing. Ughhhh

  10. I suppose I’m being condescending because your position is completely irrational, Eowyn. I’m not even sure how you could have arrived at your conclusion. Oh, and here’s the CSCOPE requirements for world religion: http://www.cscope.us/CSCOPECommunication3.pdf. You’ll notice that they debunk your little myth. Now why do you think CSCOPE has any duty to send it’s curriculum to you? Their curriculum is their product, one they LICENSE for MONEY to schools and even home-schooling parents. Demanding access is like demanding that every New York Times best seller send you a copy so you can review it for subversive material. The content is what they sell, why in god’s name would they just give it to you?

    I

    1.The boston tea party WAS an act of terrorism, although it is one I “support” as I am an American. I view it as one of the crucial events leading up to the war of independence. How do you think the people who owned that ship felt, though? Body counts are not a requisite of terrorism, as terrorism is the use of violent or coercive measures in pursuit of political ends. What was the Boston tea party if not that?

    2. Jesus Christ is not the Almighty God, rather he is in trinity with God, and the holy spirit (unless you’re part of some of the obscure christian heresies.) Any contention of that sort also has no place in public education. We can teach the historical and cultural parts of religion, but I cannot and would not ever tell my students that any religion is right. You may think differently, but the courts very much disagree. You’re free to start a parochial school, of course.

    -TD
    3. Open Mindedness is the only way to move forward and succeed in the modern world. Wealth, and power are shifting out of the hands of white Christians. I had a student graduate, and go on to school to become a petroleum engineer. Now he’s working in Kazakhstan as a contractor for their state oil company, making probably 4 times what I do a year. I know that if he was as close minded as you guys, he never would have succeed the way he has.

    This is a multi-cultural world, in which our students will be expected to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. You almost sound as if you want me to teach intolerance, but I’m not going to help you to preserve your culture by spouting hate.

    4. Muslims are people too, not a hegemonic evil moving to conquer the world. Yes, you see violence and ignorance in these sorts of places, but it’s not undeserved. Consider that in 1947, Great Britain and the United States decided that the territory of Palestine would be turned into the state of Isreal. Nobody asked the people living there what they thought of the idea, we just started shipping in settlers. If the UN decided that Alaska belonged to Russia now because of their historical claim, and they started moving in Russian settlers, wouldn’t the locals be just a little bit resentful? Wouldn’t the entire country rise up to protest it? That’s what has happened with the Muslim world and us. Colonialism did terrible things to a lot of people, and our current relations with the Muslim world are a result of that. It doesn’t give you any right to dehumanize them, though, and doing such is exactly the wrong way to move forward.

    • Michael,

      1. The link you gave is to a one-page statement by CSCOPE, which gives no indication of the content of its curriculum on Islam.

      2. I didn’t demand to see CSCOPE’s curriculum. What I pointed out is why CSCOPE refuses to let even students’ parents see its curriculum, and why CSCOPE is so secretive that it has a gag order on the teachers.

      3. You never answered my question about whether CSCOPE also teaches that Jesus Christ is the Almighty God, so I can only assume that CSCOPE doesn’t.

      4. I do know about the Trinity, thank you very much. You, however, are so ignorant about Christianity that you do not even know that the Trinity refers to three persons in one God. Which makes it perfectly correct for me to say that Jesus is the Almighty God.

      5. As for your adding to your original insult the new insult of calling me “irrational”: Being irrational means not employing reason. There is nothing irrational about my asking these questions. Rather you are the one being irrational by already conceding America’s descent (“power is shifting out of the hands of white Christians”) and Muslims’ ascent, without however providing even a shred of evidence.

      6. Lastly, I find it curious that you claim to be “a teacher in Texas,” yet your IP address says you’re in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. By the way, is this you, “My name is Michael Buchmann (phonetic),” doing your mundliche Prufung (Oral Examination) in German?

  11. Nice sleuthing, Dr. Eowyn!
    “Michael B” the “teacher in Texas” is an adolescent boy!

    Fügen Sie einfach Arroganz, Unehrlichkeit und Ignoranz. Welche anderen Schlussfolgerung ist möglich?
    (Just add arrogance, dishonesty and ignorance. What other conclusion is possible?)

    ~TD

  12. why Islam only? what the christian community doing there?, …if they are teaching how to be love, be humble, patient and understanding, embracing love and not violence.afraid to hurt people and fear GOD..and believe that JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS..that is very welcome development, perhaps to ll continents.

  13. Folks, we won this one! :D

    Yesterday (May 20, 2013), Texas’ regional Education Service Centers announced it will forbid the use of CSCOPE after Aug. 31.

    Please scroll up to my “Update” at the end of this post for more.

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