Islam and 9/11 Not Connected, 12-Year-Olds Taught in America

Parents in Illinois are outraged that a public school there is painting a positive picture of Islam and teaching impressionable young students that Islam bears no responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

  • Blacksmith

    This is why we need to start over.

    • Exile1981

      Yes, and get education out of the hands of the far left.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Depends what you mean by the far-left because anyone to the left of conservatism I bet to you is far-left, when there are so many ideologies out there, and you play the left-right neoliberal game. Of course, neoliberalism in the 80’s was right wing and that made all ideologies right wing basically, using that logic. That is why to me your argument does not hold water.

        What is left about education? I mean evolution is factual. Geography is factual. History is factual. I understand facts might upset you because they state the truth and don’t fall within your point of view and you wanting Christian doctrine taught in schools?!

        Are facts now considered to be left wing because they aren’t taught in your way of thinking?

        It seems to me that the right wing wants control in order to play the culture war games and the left-right model and ensure that their side wins. It is either done without thinking or through political shows and the current debates in the United States. I frankly understand this by the behavior and conduct of such people. To me, 9/11 was needed by the US government because after Clinton the US was very much in decline to now. That is why the War on Terror was needed by the US government. They needed a police state structure to handle the people.

        It seems to me that this whole discussion is just about white privilege and keeping what we have rather than improving the way the world is run. I understand that the US is an empire, and it needs to constantly be at war, but what you fail to realize is that real lives have been impacted for 14+ years, and the US and its allies refuse to see what they have done. Imperialism is the reason why migrants have come to Europe, yet you fail to understand this due to white supremacy and hatred of the third world!

        • David

          You are truly bizarre.

        • Exile1981

          Actually History is only factual if you teach what actually happened. Not teaching that all the 911 attackers were doing it for Islam is re-writting history. Failing to teach that is no different than not teaching kids that the holocaust happened.

          Just this morning I was looking at the assignment my jr. high aged child was assigned a few weeks ago. The children were given a list of “facts” about each party leader and one of the “facts” was that Harper is racist. That is an opinion and teaching it as a fact is not helping children develop the skills needed to judge what news is biased and in what way.

          In nearly 40 years the ATA magazine has never allowed advertisements from political parties and has never allowed political endorsement articles. Yet in the first issue written since the NDP won in Alberta they have a 1/4 page add for the NDP party and a multi page “Article” on why teachers should vote for the NDP in the fegeral election.

          • Jebus, really? They stated that Harper was a racist in a middle school assignment?

          • Exile1981

            Yes. Now in fairness I did a search and the “facts” article the kids where given was actually an article from the Globe.

            Specifically a racist because of the head covering issue and the dead boy on the turkish beach. It also discussed his “destruction” of the economy (by supporting the energy east pipeline) and failure to bring in more refugees as negatives. For Turdeau it talked about all the wonderful things he was going to do – with out giving specifics and all his experience -with no examples given.

        • canminuteman

          “I realize that the US is an empire and constantly needs to be at war.”

          When you start with “facts” that are flat out wrong, the analysis of those facts and the conclusions that you draw from those facts are also going to be wrong.

          “Imperialism” is the reason why migrants have come to Europe? Don’t empires normally send colonists to the empire? If imperialism is the reason for migration, and the west are the imperialists, wouldn’t it be westerners emigrating to the middle east? Isn’t it just possible that the reason for the immigration is the fact that the immigrant producing countries are all third world shit holes and the immigrants can go to Europe and get free stuff?