Public schools embrace Islam - a shocker
Reverend Austin Miles
BRENTWOOD, CA (ANS) -- As children return to school this week,
following the Christmas break, 7th graders in a growing number of
public schools, who are not permitted to wear a cross or speak the
name of Jesus, will be required to attend an intensive three week
course on Islam; a course in which students are mandated to learn the
tenets of Islam, study the important figures of the faith, wear a
robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own Jihad.
In Byron, California, parents were outraged when students came home
with their handouts and were told what was being taught. Their
complaints to the school principal not only were ignored, but
officials of this public school, funded by tax dollars, essentially
fluffed them off.
The public schools in California so stealthily slipped this course
into the 7th grade curriculum that even another 7th grade teacher,
Elizabeth Christina Lemings, was totally in the dark that this was
being taught until her son, Joseph, who is a 7th grader in the same
school where she teaches, brought home the handouts.
"We could never teach Christianity like this," Lemings said
to ANS during an on-site interview. "We can't even mention the name
of Jesus in the public schools, but over there," she pointed to
the building next to hers, "they teach Islam as the true religion,
and students are taught about Islam and how to pray to Allah."
Lemings, in her second year of teaching in the Byron (Northern
California) Union School District, has been a Christian since 1987.
The government school system requires that she teach evolution in her
science class with no reference to creationism or any contrasting
viewpoint to Darwin's theory. She quickly learned that God and
Christianity are out (forbidden) but that Islam is in.
The textbook used for the Islamic course,
Across The Centuries, is published by Houghton-Mifflin (Boston,
Ma.). It is described as a Social
Studies/History book and has been adopted by the California School
In it, Islam is presented broadly in a totally positive manner,
whereas the restricted references to Christianity, is centered on The
Reformation, Martin Luther and The Catholic Church. Everything
Christian is shown in a negative light, with events such as the
Inquisition, the Salem witch-hunts, etc. highlighted in bold, black
This is proper for a complete study of history. However, there is
not one negative to be found about Islam in this one-sided account,
such as the wars, massacres, cruelties against Christians and other
non-Muslims that Islam has consistently perpetrated over the
Nor is any mention made of the way Muslims treat their own people,
cutting off hands, feet and heads for even the slightest violations of
the Islamic tenets of faith, or the shocking way they treat their
The 'miraculous' events leading up to the Koran, the 'holy' book of
Islam, and other 'revelations' are presented as factual. Any reference
of the miraculous regarding Christianity is always set next to a
disclaimer stating that; "It was (is) believed by Christians (or an
individual such as Martin Luther) that..,"implying an absence of
credibility about the stated event.
For example, the representation that Gabriel the archangel came to
Muhammad (Note: not believed to have come to Muhammad) and dictated to
him the Koran, a whole new revelation and idea that would surpass all
What needs to be explained by the Houghton-Mifflin historians, is
why Gabriel (which translates, "Man of God"), the archangel of both
Christians and Jews, who was a part of all of God's plan, who
interpreted for Daniel the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and
comforted him after his prayer with the prophecy of the 'seventy
weeks' and who heralded the good tidings by declaring the coming of
the predicted Messiah, would at that point in time and history, call
on Muhammad, one who did not believe in Jehovah God or Jesus as the
Son of God, and 'reveal' to him the words of the pagan god Allah to
lead his people with. How's that again?
It would be most interesting to have the Houghton-Mifflin experts
explain what possessed Gabriel to turn on the God of Abraham and Jesus
Christ to lend assistance to what would become a murderous cult with
no regard for life, the very antithesis of Christianity. There is a
deplorable lack of information here.
And too, the Book of Revelation clearly states that no words should
be added or taken away from that book. So this in itself poses a major
contradiction and problem.
The faulty textbook, Across the Centuries, has more than its share
of deceit. It is stated as fact that Islam, Judaism and Christianity
share in common the belief in one god. This is a half- truth, which is
the worst kind of lie. Christianity and Judaism worship one God, the
God of Abraham. Islam worships one god named Allah. This hook is
misleading on the part of Houghton-Mifflin. The publisher apparently
is attempting to legitimize Islam.
If this were an authentic history, the textbook would explain that
the god of Muhammad was man's creation. Arabia was a pagan nation that
worshiped over 300 gods. One of those was the moon god named, al-ilah.
Legend has it that the moon god mated with the sun god and had two
daughters, both of whom were worshiped as goddesses. When Muhammad
claimed to have had his 'vision' and 'revelation from Gabriel' he
chose al-ilah as the god to build his army around.
Muhammad shortened the name, al-ilah, to, Allah, and declared that
he alone should be worshiped. He forbade the worship of the daughters.
To this day, a crescent moon can be found at the front of every
mosque, acknowledging that Allah was, and is the moon god. All of this
is missing from the Houghton-Mifflin accounts.
It is also to be noted, even though not publicized, that Allah is
also known as, The God of War. So why isn't this important study of
Islam included in the history books?
The handouts used in this course, obtained by ANS, are
considerable. They include a history of Islam and the life of Muhammad
Muhammad is portrayed as an extremely moral man who wanted a society
of purity. A vast body of historical accounts will refute this image.
Historians will show that he had multiple wives, a sexual problem, and
among his wives, he took a 10-year-old girl for his pleasure (some
accounts list her age as 6).
And Islam promises its followers that
those who become suicide bombers, killing themselves and others, will
go directly to Allah's paradise where they will be given 72 virgins
for unbridled sexual pleasure for all of eternity.
There are many verses in the Koran that must be memorized in this
Public School course and students are taught to pray, "in the name of
Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful" and to chant, "Praise to
Allah, Lord of Creation."
There are 25 Islamic terms that must be memorized, six Islamic
(Arabic) phrases, 20 Islamic Proverbs to learn along with the Five
Pillars of Faith and 10 key Islamic prophets and disciples to be
"Can you imagine the barrage of lawsuits and problems we would have
from the ACLU if Christianity were taught in the public schools, and
if we tried to teach about the contributions of Matthew, Mark, Luke,
John and the Apostle Paul?" teacher Elizabeth Lemings lamented. "But
when it comes to furthering the Islamic religion in the public
schools, there is not one word from the ACLU, People For The American
Way or anybody else. This is hypocrisy!"
Even more disturbing; students are to pretend that they are
Muslims, wear Muslim clothing to school, stage their own Jihad via a
dice game, and pick out a Muslim name (to replace their own) from a
list of thirty.
ANS asked some of the students what they thought about this course.
All of them felt that "it was fun," while others described Islam as "a
pretty culture." This included a pastor's son! Joseph Lemings, 12,
said, "the Jihad was like playing a video game," even though the true
violent nature of Jihad was well concealed.
Lemings is disturbed by the "fun" description. She sees it as a
tool, not only to engender sympathy and support for the Muslim cause,
but for recruitment. "This is not just a class of history of examining
culture," she said. "This course is entirely too specific. It is more
Lemings, upon learning of the course on Islam, approached the
principal of Intermediate-Excelsior School of Byron, Nancy Castro,
requesting the right to teach Christianity in the manner that Islam is
taught and for the same length of time.
Castro has not responded to her request. Lemings later received,
roundabout, information that the only way she could do this would be
to teach the Christianity class (as a Christian Club) after school
hours where students would come of their own accord. Otherwise, she
would violate the law of (selective) Separation of Church and State.
In an interview with Nancy Castro, the principal of the schools in
Byron, she stated to ANS that the Islam course (hidden within "History
of Cultures") reflects California (educational) Standards that meet
When asked about the intensity of the Islamic course, Castro stated
that the course "is not religion, but Ancient Culture and History.
And," she pointed out, "the text is a State Adopted textbook. We do
not endorse any religion, we just make students aware."
She stated that the textbook is now in use throughout California.
When asked if she would allow Christianity to be taught the same way
that Islam is taught, Castro stammered before saying that Christianity
is already taught in the History and Culture class, "which," she said,
"actually starts in the 6th grade."
She said that this class started a year ago. The Christianity that
is taught is brief, taught as a myth, and strictly negative. This is
how it is portrayed in the textbook.
Lemings had stated to ANS that there were many, many parents who
protested this course on Islam, especially after September 11th (
which, coincidently, is when the course began).. Nancy Castro
contradicted this account.
Asked if there was any response from parents about this course,
Castro answered, "Oh a couple of parents called to express concerns,
three to be exact."
Peggy Green, Superintendent of the Byron Union School District did
not return calls by press time.
The Muslim's intentions are clear and the public has been
continually notified of that fact. In nearby Fremont, where the
majority of the over 150,000 Muslims living in the Bay Area reside,
Omar M. Ahmad, chairman of the board of the Council on
American-Islamic relations said this at the Flamingo Palace banquet
hall: "I urge Muslims not to shirk their duty of sharing the Islamic
faith with those who are on the 'wrong-side'."
He said that Muslims should not assimilate into American society.
"If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the
message of Islam, Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other
faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest
authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth,"
he said. These quotes were published in the" San Ramon Valley Herald"
on July 4, 1998 (ironically on our Independence Day), 3 years, 2
months and 7 days before September 11, 2001. And like everything else,
Americans and church leaders didn't pay any attention to it. In the
same article, Ahmad stated: "Everything we need to know is in the
Koran." And bear in mind that the Koran clearly states that Muslims
are obligated to kill Christians, Jews and all other infidels.
So why would the American Public School System and the politicians
want to further the Islamic faith, push to have it become the One
World Religion and nix Christianity?
Simple. Christians cannot be enslaved. Islam, an oppressive
religion of control, cruelty and fear does enslave, which can keep
people subdued. This is precisely what the future leaders of the One
World Order want to achieve. And the misinformed, make nice,
politically correct crowd seem eager to help them accomplish it.
But the greatest driving factor in all of this is money. There are
the profiteers and politicians who stand to grow in unspeakable wealth
and power by cooperating with the Arabs and finding favor by helping
them and their pagan religion take control. They have no compunction
in selling us out, and our freedom, to accomplish their goals. These
greedy, self-serving investors stand salivating on both sides of the
From Jennifer Shroder: I have hope and appeal to President
Bush and all politicians willing to help, please, return to us our
parental rights and religious freedom. The textbook discussed
has reigned in California since the beginning of Clinton's leadership.
I pray God impress upon President Bush and many more politicians to
right these incredible wrongs, and work to restore America to the
nation she once was.
See direct quotes from 7th grade textbook, "Across
More NEWS articles about these
Spotlight on the life of Reverend Austin Miles
to BlessedCause Home