The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
Many historians have compared our current plight to that of the Roman Empire in its fall-apart days. Like the Romans, we are falling because we became complacent and stopped doing the things that build a powerful civilization. We, as Americans, are failing to see where we are at in our own history. Our government has been hijacked by the banksters along with their endless bailouts. Additionally, our culture is being eaten away by the tenets of Sharia Law and increasingly, our schools are being propagandized by this political doctrine, which is disguised as religious dogma. Unfortunately, America has not learned and applied her place in history and compared it to the Romans because we are witnessing the beginning of the Islamization of our public schools and very few people have the courage to speak out for fear of being marginalized as an extremist.
The Silent Invasion
Carol Brown recently released an article in which she alleges that “Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been, and continue to be, integrally involved in the development of Common Core curriculum. They make sure a false picture of Islam is integrated into lessons, from K – 12. Our children are exposed to all manner of “educational” activities that amount to Islamic propaganda, which is now endemic in the school system.”
In here article Brown invites the read “To get a taste of what’s going on, please take the abbreviated tour below. (See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).”
The tour as Carol Brown describes it, is very disturbing. It parallels what I wrote about earlier this year in which Sharia Law is the political enforcement arm for radical Muslim extremists.
We Are the Modern Day Version of a Fallen Rome
The History Channel lists eight reasons why Rome fell. How many of these eight reasons, which led directly to the fall of Rome, do you see in today’s America and the resulting Sharia Law invasion? I count three of these principles which are prominent in modern day America with regard to the Sharia Law invasion of American schools. These reasons underlie the reasons behind the fall of the Roman Empire. These three principles are as follows:
- Invasions by Barbarian tribes
The unchecked presence of Islamic terrorist groups, MS-13 and the Sinoloa Drug Cartel on our soil speaks clearly to this danger as does the presence of foreign troops on our soil. However, there is a more benign and insidious invasion going on and that is what is happening in mosques across the country and how their influence extends beyond basic religious freedom to the bullying American schools into adopting many traditional Muslim practices.
- The arrival of the Huns and the migration of the Barbarian tribes
Over 10% of the country is comprised of people who have come to America illegally. We are importing these people from all parts of the world. As stated above, nowhere is the threat more omnipresent than it is with the extremist Muslim demands, based upon Sharia Law, resulting in American public schools acquiescing to traditional Muslim practices to the exclusion of traditional Christian practices and many times, this is being done at American taxpayer expense.
There is very little effort on the part of many immigrants to assimilate into the culture, instead it is the lawful residents who are expected to acquiesce to the demands of the few. In America, we used require that all immigrants learn to speak English and pass a test on American History and American Government. In order to obtain a work permit in Russia, they require the same. However, in modern day America, the majority culture is expected to not only permit the the religious practices of immigrants, which we should, we are expected to allow these “religious expressions” to the point of excluding Christian practices and this is often being funded with American taxpayer dollars. Frequently, the school children of America are being forced to participate in traditional Muslim practices in violation of their First Amendment rights.
In a statement of amazing historical revisionism, President Obama issued a White House Statement in which he praised Muslims for “forming and building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” I did not know that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were Muslims. Shouldn’t then the inscription on our money read “In Allah we trust”? If Obama would have stopped at saying, that many people of Islamic faith have made great contributions to our country, his statement would not have garnered the kind of attention that his statement received. However, to suggest, in any form, that Muslims and their ideology formed America is ludicrous and represents the worst brand of historical revisionism. Yet, there are public schools who are practicing the same historical revisionism.
This outrageous brand of historical revisionism is beginning to show up in American textbooks with regard to Islamic history and practice. In a February 2012 study by “Citizens for National Security” about Muslim Biased textbooks in Florida, four are published by Pearson. Act for America conducted a 2011 study of Muslim-biased textbooks in America and concluded that Pearson published 13 titles where significant Muslim Bias was uncovered. At the time of the stake, Qaddafi was leader in Libya, and promoted his radical brand of Islam. The Arab world, and the Muslim Brotherhood have shown great interest in using education in the United States to indoctrinate American students about Islam. This publication reviewed Pearson’s 2013 World History, a high school level textbook, as an example of strident Islamic Bias. According to Stanley Kurtz in the National Review the Saudis have made strong gains in penetrating American schools“.
- Christianity and the loss of traditional values
We live in a country whose President will not participate in the National Day of Prayer. Instead, he prays with Muslims. Various displays of Christian artifacts are now banned by the military, but not so for other religions. This administration has elevated the status of one religion over another. One lifestyle over another, one sexual preference over another and in every case, it is the fundamental Christian beliefs that are being “nudged” out of the way for more radical religious approaches. For example, in Fort Collins, CO, Rocky Mountain High School Principal, Tom Lopez, has his students reciting “In Allah we Trust” when saying the Pledge of Allegiance. In Colorado Springs at Pine Creek High School, Principal Kolette Back, has banned any mention of Jesus or Christianity by students, even in their free time. We have become a country turned upside down.
The Islamization of our children is not confined to Colorado. Michigan has become a hotbed for extremist Muslim demands in which public schools with taxpayer money are being coerced, in the name of Sharia Law to force Non-Muslims to capitulate and practice Muslim traditions. For example, in Michigan, several high school girls were forced to wear hijabs in school for a class lesson to “explore religion and identity.” The students were not give a choice. Also in Michigan, a privately funded Christian College established a prayer room for Muslims. WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIAN MEN OF COURAGE WHO HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY “NO” TO THE UNDERMINING OF THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH FUNDED AT PRIVATE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS WITH MONEY DONATED BY CHRISTIANS?
If that is not enough, in Minnesota, at a privately funded Catholic university, the school administration installed mini-mosques and Islamic footbaths for Muslims. In May of 2010, middle school students from Wellesley, Massachusetts, a public middle school, embarked on a brainwashing field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. This facility is funded by the Saudis and is run by the Muslim American Society of Boston. It just so happens that this mosque is where the Boston Marathon jihad murderers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worshiped. While on the field trip, the students were separated by gender, in accordance with Islamic practice, and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part.
I have several dozen more examples of the Islamization of our public schools. No, these events are not in every community, nor are they in every school. However, these practices are advancing at an alarming rate. Islamiphobia is a term that is most often ascribed to people who object to their Christian children being forced, within a school curriculum, to participate in traditional Islamic practices which serves to undermine the First Amendment rights of Christian children. Can you imagine how fast Eric Holder and the Justice Department would descend upon a school if they were forcing Muslim children to participate in Christian religious practices against their will while attending a public school? This would be the top news story of the month and we would be seeing an endless stream of biased debate on Fox and CNN.
No reasonable person is suggesting that people should not be able to practice their religion. What is clearly being stated in this article, is that American parents have a right to not have their children coerced into blanket acceptance and forced participation in any religious practice while attending secular public schools. Since this is a paragraph designed to bring clarity, let me be clear about one more thing. Sharia Law is not a religion and, as such, is not protected under the First Amendment. Sharia Law is a political dogma which seeks to undermine existing religious beliefs in America by any means necessary.
With this warning, it is imperative that American parents monitor the practices the schools boards and administrators in their child’s school. At this rate, the EPA could soon be putting Christians on The Endangered Species list.