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School children learning in the Palestinian Authority learn to hate Israel as part of the curriculum. New textbooks in Tennessee may be subtly sending the same message, charges a watchdog group.

A Tennessee watchdog group is warning the state’s governor the school system’s textbooks are filled with the “new anti-Semitism.”

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations said the textbooks contained more than 700 problematic sections with inaccuracies, biases and disinformation, according to a report posted on WND.com .

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PJTN charges the textbooks violate both the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions because they teach the “dogmas of one religion” – Islam – and contain anti-American and anti-Christian content as well.

Cardoza-Moore asked Governor Bill Haslam to carry out a “full and thorough” review of actions of the state’s recently-resigned education commissioner Kevin Huffman.

Parents in two school districts in the state have also asked the group about a presentation in their children’s classrooms teaching about Islam. According to PJTN, five of the slides used in the presentation were attributed to CAIR (Council of Arab-Islamic Relations), which recently was listed by the United Arab Emirates to its official list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Last year PJTN pressured to remove a social studies textbook because it promoted moral equivalence between Palestinian Authority terrorism and actions by Israel’s government.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

113 COMMENTS

  1. We must remain ever vigilante. The Secularist hate Israel because they are the witnesses of God. Their very existence after being scattered for thousands of years testifies of that… Obama has gone a long way to take America further from God this is just one more step in that direction…

  2. Our best defense against this kind of brainwashing is to make sure our children have a strong Jewish education. If there is no day school near you, or if you child needs public school for any other reason, then it is IMPERATIVE that you as the parents give your children a strong sense of Jewish identity and pride. Our future is as much in our hands as it is in theirs – the rest of the world will believe what it wants to believe.

  3. Ignorant people falling for billions spent and backing deceitful journalism designed to confuse and deceive the public. They are beating up the west by having unlimited children, hateful teachings in the schools and through owing and controlling most of the media in the western world that only spreads their message. We are doomed! G-d bless us all!!

  4. Hatred is being spread through Freedom of Speech, and radical Islam is being swept under the rug by political correctness and and multiculturalism. but why not for Christianity or Judaism? Where our protection? Teaching hate to children is a horrible thing, just look at Gaza, it is unknown how damaged the future is because of the hate taught to the children day in and day out. What is wrong with the world? Why can’t the good people (who are a majority) speak out and do something. Why must ignorance go unchecked? Is it because it’s the easier thing to do? Life is not easy, it’s time to man up and fix the problem at hand. Our children should not be taught to hate, isn’t that what Liberals are “trying” to teach? Why hasn’t’ this reached the mainstream media?

  5. They sure hated me. They tormented me until I left after being regularly accused of one slander after another. The TEA sent a rep. He walked up wearing a huge cross and thought I should relocate in New York. (I was born in TN.) Christians are not my friends, nor do I want them to be after that experience.

  6. i wouldn’t be surprised. The statement that books in Tennessee are teaching children to hate Israel and Jews. That’s an oxmoron just like the people who order those text books. First of all, Israel and Jews are the same. Israel is a Jewish country. I find that funny or amazed that people don’t see the distinction. The other why do they hate Jews, by the why I am one, I am proud to be a Jew and proud that I spent six months in Israel. And i have found that people who hate us are not very intelligent. We are resend because we are to smart. I would rather be smart than a dumb ass,because it is dumb asses who hate. So the Great State of Tennessee is making their kids dumb asses.

  7. Barbara Evans Do you realize the only state to have a governor, an attorney general and leaders of both branches of the legislature in the Ku Klux Klan was a northern one? Did you know Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima were not abused in a southern state? Bashing the south is easy, but it is also unfair. It wasn't a southern paper that bewailed the "Africanization of the west" it was the Hartford Courant, a northern paper.

  8. Likewise, Christians are obligated to teach truth. To teach history, including the truth about the holocaust as historical truth, and the evils of anti-semitism. If the schools will not do this, then parents should verbally object to the distorted content while, at the same time, try to counter the damage done by incorrect. biased text books and teachers/administrators with ulterior motives.

  9. What is the objectionable content in the textbook? Can it be reprinted for the Press readership, or us there a link to a site that contains it? Can we see the CAIR material being used in the schools? CAIR is without a doubt an antiIsrael agency, but we need to see the questionable material and point out exactly what is problematic with it in order to have it removed from the curriculum and any other classrooms

  10. Holy Heavenly Abba Father…please raise up a Mighty flood of a Standard against the enemy driving him far from America +Israel+Jerusalem rid us of this evil from our lands from our nations everyday+bring us draw us closer to Yourself,Save, Deliver,Redeem ,heal, protect+continually provide for all those that are Called+Chosen by Your Powerful Name Yeshu’a the Anointed One.Thank You My Abba Father that You always hear+do answer My prayers according to Your Word Your Perfect Will.Amen.

  11. Where did the words “Separation of Church and State” come from?

    They can be traced back to a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote back in 1802. In October 1801, the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut wrote to President Jefferson, and in their letter they voiced some concerns about Religious Freedom.

    On January 1, 1802 Jefferson wrote a letter to them in which he added the phrase “Separation of Church and State.” When you read the full letter, you will understand that Jefferson was simply underscoring the First Amendment as a guardian of the people’s religious freedom
    FROM government interference.

    Jefferson simply quotes the First Amendment then uses a metaphor, the “wall”, to separate the federal government from interfering with religious practice within each independent state. Notice that the First Amendment puts restrictions only on the Government, not the People.

    The First Amendment :
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    When Thomas Jefferson wrote his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association he never intended the words “Separation of Church and State” to be taken out of context and used as a substitute for the First Amendment, but for all practical purposes it is what the courts have done.

  12. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment states that the Federal Government WILL NOT Establish a State Religion, such as some European Countries had at the time. It should be noted that at the time of the writing of the First Amendment that various States had dominate Churches, such as Connecticut had the Congregationalist, Massachusetts had the Puritans, & Virginia had the Baptist.

    The people did not want the Federal government to impose any one Religion or Denomination on all the States; each State preferred to have the freedom to choose a religion that the people preferred. It should also be noted that acknowledging “God” has always been a tradition in our country, (as indicated by our national motto “In God We Trust”) and as God is recognized by many faiths, it does not Establish any one religion, but rather embraces many Religions and Denominations.

  13. The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment states that the Federal Government WILL NOT interfere with the peoples freedom to worship God. It has long been a tradition for the country to observe National days of prayers in which people pray to God. Government decreed National Days of Prayer never established a national Religion but only encouraged people to worship God in their own faith.

  14. I am an Australian gentile with a love for Israel and its people.
    I note with sadness a growing anti Israel bias in my country. Israel will be vindicated when her Messiah returns. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.

  15. Barbara educate yourself and please don't make generalizations like this. I am a native Tennessean and we have a vibrant Jewish presence in TN. Most Tennesseans do not support things like the KKK. We are just victims of a liberal agenda.

  16. This could not have happened when my children were in school. For each subject they had a book which they brought home for homework and for the parents to see. All of these lies would have been seen by the parents and they would have been on the school board the next morning.
    Unfortunately, now, the schools are filled with liberals who are anti-God, anti Jew anti US Constitution, pro abortion and anything else they dream up. They don’t want parent input. The children don’t get books to bring home so the parents have no idea what kind of rubbish the liberal teachers are dishing out. It is high time the parents revolt and start having a say as to what their children are taught.
    In addition, when I and my children went to school we were taught love of God, love of country and to obey the constitution and the laws of the land.

  17. Tennessee was one of the first states to fiercely object to the building of so many mosques in certain areas. Murfresboro TN fought all the way to stop the building and could not do it. I don't know what is going on all over the state, but many in TN definitely are NOT anti-Semites or anti-Jews. TN is the home state of Davey Crockett and Sgt. York. If those names mean nothing to you, look them up. Their spirit and legacy lives today in the rugged hill people and Native Americans of that state, and Maynard Miller can kiss my Native American Southern Rebel rear end.

    There are many military men who have said there is no one they would rather have guarding their six than a redneck Rebel from Dixie. We don't run; we stand our ground and most all of us stand with Israel.

    Whatever is happening with the Arab Islamic propaganda needs to be investigated before some Reb shoves that book or paperwork where the sun doesn't shine.

  18. I dont understand, I think that freedom of speach has limits, and teaching children hate?, hate what they are in the USA, please what are you doing, you are contaminating Young children, please stop that.

  19. That's a Bible Belt state. What is Tennessee doing promoting Islam? Someone failed pretty hard on the educational politics of Tennessee to issue materials promoting Islam over Christianity.

    Learn how to do demographics, educators.

  20. That being said, the government shouldn't be promoting any religion over any other religion in America. It might be okay in Israel to promote Judaism and in Saudi Arabia to promote Islam, but America is a First Amendment country.

  21. In Tennessee we have a "wonderful" governor who has a fairly good track record in everything except education. While liberals are happy with his results, good teachers are quitting right and left after finding they have to work 13-15 hours/day to meet the new standards and the schools are teaching/promoting garbage–with teachers having little or no input into content. At the same time we have incidents such as a teacher who add positive Islamic teachings to a display with a totally secular Christmas tree,

  22. These "free" textbooks printed in Saudi Arabia are far from free — The final cost is the enslavement of all of America with in three generations, maybe two. Burn them. They are full of lies.

    History is written by the victors. Do not declare Islam to be the victor, before the real battle is ever fought.

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