Texas Students Wear Burqas

CSCOPE school agenda in Texas -communism-climb-to-the-top

That is truly an “are they kidding” headline.

Here are some details about this controversy….

There’s a new controversy in Texas involving the online public school curriculum called CSCOPE, which already has been the subject of heated debate and state legislative hearings.

There are reports now that students were made to wear Muslim burqas as part of their public school lessons.

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CSCOPE has come under fire for controversial curriculum content, including accusations of multiple lessons showing a pro-Islamic agenda. CSCOPE representatives had claimed that such content had been “taken out of context” or that they were “old lessons that have since been taken down.”

CSCOPE proponents have denied the existence of such lessons, or, when faced with documentation, have dismissed critics’ claims as exaggerations.

According to a student in the class, the lesson was to teach about the life of women in Islam. The burqa exercise focused on fashion and did not include the fact that in many Muslim communities, women who appear in public without a burqa face being beaten, imprisoned or murdered by family members, vigilante groups or even the state.

At the end of class, the students were assigned to write a paper about Egypt. According to one student, they were instructed to discuss “how Egypt was a good country until democracy took over, and that things were finally corrected when the Muslim Brotherhood came into power.”

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CSCOPE has been heavily criticized by parents and teachers for other controversial content. One lesson from a CSCOPE social studies unit teaches students that communism is the highest attainable economic system and that capitalism is merely an evolutionary step on the ladder. The lesson calls communism a system in which “all people work together for everyone” It shows a man climbing stairs towards a communist pinnacle. Capitalism is defined as a system in which “all people strive to fulfill their own needs and wants” and is at the bottom of the included handout.
I don’t think this will surprise you — I Googled “Students Made to Wear Burqas – in Texas” and all the results on page 1 were conservative or other right leaning websites….
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9 thoughts on “Texas Students Wear Burqas

  1. Catherine Alexandra says:

    What is wrong with the Governor of Texas to allow this monstrosity to exist in his schools? It’s long past time that parents take control of their schools and remove any school board or teacher who goes along with this abomination.

    • I would definitely have to agree. They teach all this sort of stuff — but far too many teens in this country have no clue how the government was formed, don’t know about how the United States came to be and so much more about the American heritage — its just unreal.

  2. Catherine Alexandra says:

    And it’s getting worse. There are schools that are forcing Sharia Law on our kids, in their attempt to usurp the Constitution while telling them that Islam is a peaceful religion. There is nothing religious or peaceful about Islam. Peaceful and Religious, is that why a Muslim in New Jersey murdered then beheaded and mutilated the bodies of Coptic Christians because they are a peaceful ideology.? If that is what those teachers believe is a peaceful ideology, Heaven help our children and all of us.

    • Taylor Marcus says:

      Catherine Alexandra, although I do not agree with the alleged content of the CSCOPE program, I also cannot agree with your comment “There is nothing religious or peaceful about Islam”. To suggest that anyone and everyone who practices Islam is a violent, fundamentalist jihadist is absurd. There are violent, fundamentalist Christians too, who would happily conduct a “Holy War” on those whom they believe God “wants punished”. They are not representative of the entire faith. The majority of people practicing Islam are just ordinary, working class people, living their lives like anybody else. Human beings have been committing atrocities against others in the name of God for millennia, and no religion is exempt. Christians are vastly outnumbered by Islamists. If every Islamist were as violent and intolerant as you portray them, there would be no more Christians. Islam may practice some bizarre, antiquated religious rituals, as does Christianity. That doesn’t make either of them right or wrong. Killing and hurting people are wrong no matter who you are or what you believe.
      Do you think this is the first time somebody with a distorted view of an ideology has attempted to introduce their views to our children in a classroom? This is not the first incident of a religiously founded, controversial lesson being taught in a school. Creationism is still causing uproar between school boards and parents.
      How can we prevent the propagation of misinformation and hatred? Pray for guidance? Wait for “Heaven” to intervene? You can do what you’d like. I think we should present the facts, all the facts, to the children and let them draw their own conclusions. If we told them about all of the terrible things people have done to one-another in the name if God, they’d probably be horrified, and less likely to commit atrocities against others. If we taught them, no matter what you call “God” or “Allah” or “The Universe”, we are all human beings, and we are all thankful for the same thing: Existence. We all have a responsibility to let one another exist and believe what they wish to believe.

  3. You make some good points Taylor – a long time friend of mine converted to Islam when she got married and she’s helped me see how the peaceful Islamists are hurt but the extremists. It is much like the way any group is hurt and maligned because of the extreme elements in any group or type of people. Just like if people felt that anyone calling themselves Christian are like the Westboro church people.

    However – I do have issues with a teacher calling Islamist terrorist “freedom fighters”. And if you are going to talk about burqas and Sharia law – then they need to be honest and open about why women are made to wear them, what they symbolize and how women are treated under Sharia law — its not just about a type of clothing.

  4. Catherine Alexandra says:

    Taylor, you may have a few good points, but remember this. If your so-called peaceful Muslims don’t speak up against the atrocities being committed in the name of their Allah, they are just as guilty as the ones committing the atrocities. By their silence they are condoning what the extremists are doing.
    As to the teacher – she is using her position to indoctrinate children under her care irresponsibly. If she is going to preach about Islam, she should also teach them what happens to girls and women under that ideology, For example, Honor Killings.

  5. I don’t agree that the peaceful Muslims are just as guilty as the extremists. I think they should speak up – but with the mentality of the extremists, that could cost their lives or the lives of their families. The peaceful people do need to find a way to be more vocal, if only to help people see that there are decent Muslims – sadly only the extremists are usually covered by the media.

    • When the Executive Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Branch of CAIR, Mustafa Carroll, tells his people:: “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” And if the co-founder and former chairman, Omar M. Ahmad., says that “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant” and the Quran “should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” there really are no “peaceful” Muslims, because this is what they believe and sooner or later what they intend to do.. We, as a nation, must take our heads out of the sand and really listen to what is being done to our country while we sleep.. The man who calls himself the President of the United States has appointed and had confirmed a Muslim as the Director of the CIA. That’s only one of his appointments in sensitive areas there are others including the two who are in the House of Representatives. Read the entire article at::
      http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/we-are-above-the-law-of-the-land/

      • I’m familiar with those situations and how the Obama administration is catering to and including various extremist Muslims — my point which is being missed, is that you cannot and should not condemn all people in a specific group, ethnicity, gender, age or any other demographic – by the worst of that group. That is one of many issues with other groups and the people who condemn all Americans, or all Conservatives, or all Democrats and on and on and on. I have some friends who are very liberal and their political viewpoints drive me nuts, but there are plenty of other elements of their personality and mentality which are very redeeming. On the other hand – they could condemn me because I don’t agree with them, but they also realize that I am an individual and my political thoughts and spiritual beliefs etc are just a couple of parts of who I am. As far as I’m concerned every individual on the planet deserves that kind of consideration.

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