Florida High School World History book is “big Islam lovefest”, claiming “Muslims, Jews, and Christians worship the same God”

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Florida state rep. says high school world history textbook is a big Islam lovefest

(my comment and how to take action listed below)

Source: by Eric Owens at dailycaller.com

 A Florida school board is reviewing a state-approved world history textbook used in an Advanced Placement class over claims that the book covers Islam in loving, rah-rah detail while giving short shrift to Christianity and Judaism. The textbook – called simply World History – is published under Pearson’s Prentice Hall imprint and is currently in use in an A.P. class in Brevard County schools—and in school districts across the country.It contains a 36-page chapter fondly devoted to “Muslim Civilizations,” reports FOX News. Sections include discussions of the rise of Islam and the growth of the Muslim empire. Take a wild guess about the nu.mber of chapters the book dedicates to Christianity or Judaism. That’s right: zero.

“It’s remarkably one-sided,” said Ritch Workman, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives who raised the ruckus that started the review process.Though Brevard County has used the book for the last three years with no complaints, Workman is complaining now. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the book’s authors prop up Islam yet denigrate the other two major Abrahamic faiths.

For instance, the state lawmaker says, the textbook informs high schoolers that “people happily accepted Islam as their way of life” in Medina. “It leaves out that tens of thousands of Jews and non-believers were massacred by Mohammed’s armies,” Workman said.
“Kids are going to take this book as gospel and believe that Christians and Jews were murderous barbarians and thank God the Muslims came along and the world is great.”

The textbook describes the Koran and the Five Pillars of Islam. It also suggests that Jesus Christ called himself the Messiah yet declares matter-of-factly that Mohammed was a prophet—a semantic distinction that Workman says galls him to no end. The Republican representative also alleges that a Muslim cleric wrote the chapter entitled “Muslim Civilizations.”“The publisher told me,” he told FOX News.

Two school board members, Amy Kneessy and Andy Ziegler, pledged to review the textbook, reports First Coast News. “No matter what the subject is, whether it’s math, English, science or world history, students need to have accurate, unbiased information,” Kneessy told FirstCoast. “If textbooks are unbiased or incomplete, it’s our job to fix that.”

Susan Aspey, a spokeswoman for Pearson, the publisher, defended the textbook in email. “A review of the book shows there is balanced attention given to the beliefs of Islam, Judaism and Christianity,” she wrote. FirstCoast also interviewed a history teacher from Eau Gallie High in Workman’s district. She had her own take on the textbook . “There was more discussion of the Muslim aspects, but I attributed it to it being more focused on the world and other cultures than our own,” said the second-year teacher , Robin Miller.

Wilfredo Ruiz, an attorney for Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations, took a much more conspiratorial view.
They just want to create an environment of intolerance toward Muslims and an environment of hate against Islam,” Ruiz told FirstCoast.

My comment: Parents! Teach your children that Allah, god of Islam, is NOT THE GOD OF THE JEWS! NOR IS HE THE GOD OF THE CHRISTIANS! The state of Florida is brainwashing your children and setting the scene for the next holocaust. Florida’s History book dedicates an entire chapter to Islam, claims Mohammed is God’s messenger, that they are a religion of peace, paints a peaceful people – without telling the facts- they hate the Jews! It was so convincing and beautifully worded, it would fool any student into believing their beautifully worded chapter. Muslims are awaiting their Mahdi to arrive to kill off every last Jew – and christian- EXPLAIN HOW THAT IS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM! They plan to fly their flag over our country and rule by Sharia law- this is more than a religion- they rule with a demonic fist, all the time looking so pious and holy. The book is teaching millions of students that the islamic Allah is the God of Christians and Jews. This is from the Quran: Allah deceives  and the book teaches that Allah intentionally deceived the Christians, Allah approves of lying to spread Islam-My God does not lie, My God does not deceive, My God wants all to come to Him, but Allah wishes to see the wicked burn in hell, My God wants them to turn from wickedness and run back to Him, My God wants no man to perish so He sent His only beloved Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
            Florida Students MUST KNOW THE 5 PILLARS OF ISLAM! Are you kidding me! Could you image the uproar if we had the students study the 10 commandments. Does the history book mention Christians? Yes- only their slaughter during the crusades, Christians are painted as a cruel religion. Islam is taught throughout the book, they are mentioned 20-30x outside the chapter devoted to them. Jesus got one paragraph on pg 19 and on pg 247 where Christians are painted as those who kill Jews. This is ridiculous brainwashing! and I quote :
Muslims, Jews, and Christians worship the same God. The Quran teaches that Islam is God’s final and complete revelation, while Hebrew and the Christian bible portray earlier revelations. Muslims consider Jews and Christians  to be “people of the book” …”but don’t have the same rights as muslims”
and:
 ” Islam extended rights and protection to woman by affirming the spirituality of all muslims” really? let’s check the news:
Muslim beats sister in law to death
Qur’an (4:11) –  “The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females” 
Muslim (4:1039)“A’isha said [to Muhammad]: ‘You have made us equal to the dogs and the asses’  These are the words of Muhammad’s favorite wife, complaining of the role assigned to women under Islam.
 
For More information: Florida Rep. Ritch Workman Claims High School Textbook Has Pro-Islam Bias    Muslims call restrictions on free speech 
 

 Send Ritch Workman an email (Thank him for standing up for the truth and our rights) Tell him to get these books out of our schools: email R.Workman or call 321-757-7019- make a stand before it’s too late!

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South Florida Mom files lawsuit against goldfish claims “natural” false advertising – GMO’s

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Source: Sun Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale by Nicole Brochu

If you’ve bought Cheddar Goldfish snacks in the past four years, one fed-up Lake Worth mom wants to help you get your money back. And her multimillion-dollar effort has put South Florida on the forefront of a national debate over genetically modified foods. Disgusted by what her complaint calls false advertising, Palm Beach County elementary schoolteacher Lisa Leo has taken Pepperidge Farms to court, accusing the mammoth food manufacturer of mislabeling its popular fish-shaped crackers “natural” when she contends they contain genetically modified soybeans.

Her lawsuit, filed June 11 in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, seeks class-action status, new labels and at least $5 million in damages to reimburse Florida consumers who purchased the snack since June 2009, claiming the product violates Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

“Consumers have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies,” said Joshua Eggnatz, Leo’s Weston-based attorney. “You may not think GMOs are bad for you, but others may, and the consumer has a right to know and to choose.”

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are plant or animal products that have been re-engineered in a lab with the DNA of bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals to increase crop yield or make them heartier, more tolerant of herbicides, and resistant to insects, drought and other environmental factors. General estimates are that about 90 percent of the corn, cotton, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the United States are genetically altered, and they are most often used in highly processed foods like crackers and cereals.

The FDA has not officially defined what “natural” means in terms of food labels, but its website says the agency “has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.”

Eggnatz said Leo did not want to comment for this story, and he offered few details about why she filed the action.

But according to the complaint, Leo purchased the snacks monthly from three stores in the suburban Boynton Beach area and “paid a premium” for them, believing that the “natural” label meant they contained no GMO ingredients.

Leo, whom Eggnatz described as a middle-aged mother of two and grandmother of one, would have gone with cheaper, non-GMO options for her family’s snacks had she known about the Goldfish’s modified soybeans, according to the complaint, which does not allege that anyone in Leo’s family was sickened by the product.

Pepperidge Farms officials did not return calls for comment.

Though the complaint targets one product, it speaks to a growing concern over the long-term health consequences of America’s ever-evolving food supply.

Recent studies have suggested that re-engineered foods can create new unintended toxins and increase the risk of allergies. But the body of evidence is limited and not considered definitive.

Still, more than 60 countries around the world — including Japan, Australia and the European Union — ban or significantly restrict the sale and production of the lab-concocted ingredients, and the companies that make them have felt a stinging backlash in recent years.

One of the most visible protests erupted in May, when more than 2 million people around the globe rallied in coordinated demonstrations against St. Louis-based Monsanto, the world’s largest manufacturer of genetically modified seeds.

Amid the uproar is a national outcry for mandatory food labels in the United States. Congress is considering a bill that would direct the Food and Drug Administration to “clearly label” genetically modified foods. Florida and 14 other states are seeking to require the labels at the state level.

“I grew up at a time when a tomato was a tomato, and a piece of corn was a piece of corn,” said Florida Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach. “Science, or technology, has changed that, and there’s been a huge shift in our knowledge of what we’re ingesting.”

Pafford co-sponsored the bill considered during the 2013 Florida legislative session, but it died in committee. He and other co-sponsors plan to try again.

The food manufacturing lobby has so far been successful in beating back labeling mandates, arguing that consumers will assume that just because a product contains GMOs, it is somehow inferior or not as safe.

“It’s a hugely controversial topic, and when you look at both sides, they seem to make a lot of sense,” said Lillian Craggs-Dino, a registered dietitian with the Cleveland Clinic in Weston. “There are no easy answers in this one.”

Part of the concern over GMOs, Craggs-Dino said, is that many are modified with DNA from other species. Genes from an animal or shellfish, for example, can be added to a seed — a problematic scenario not just for allergy sufferers but for those following a vegan or Kosher diet

What is a GMO: A genetically modified organism is a product that has been changed in a lab to add DNA of bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. The process involved crossbreeding of organisms that would not naturally occur in the environment. The modifications are intended to increase crop yield and make products more tolerant of herbicide and more resistant to pests, drought and other factors.

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