An Islamic "jihad" is an effort by Muslims to convince "others to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research," according to a middle school textbook used in California and other states.deleted
And even at its most violent, "jihad" simply is Muslims fighting "to protect themselves from those who would do them harm," says the "History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond" book published by Teachers' Curriculum Institute.
One of those experts who contributed to the text, according to the American Textbook Council, which released a scathing indictment of the project, is Ayad Al-Qazzaz.
"Al-Qazzaz is a Muslim apologist, a frequent speaker in Northern California school districts promoting Islam and Arab causes," the ATC review said. "Al-Qazzaz also co-wrote AWAIR's 'Arab World Notebook.' AWAIR stands for Arab World and Islamic Resources, an opaque, proselytizing 'non-profit organization' that conducts teacher workshops and sells supplementary materials to schools."
An Islamist is invited to contribute to a history textbook and he predictably advances the usual negationist propaganda that is typical of Islamists when they are yet to reach critical mass. It is only when Hindu religion and history are concerned that hostile neo-Nazi christist evangelical ideologues like Michael Witzel et al are allowed to insert their derogatory material into school text books. It is only Hindus who have no say in how they're depicted and organisations like CAPEEM have to wage a struggle to ensure a fair narrative. Now, is that a transparent double standard or what?