Update #3, 8/27, "Ace asks: "Ummm... we're not allowed to talk with Grover Norquist anymore, Pam? Can't sign his anti-tax pledges?" Actually, it's the other way around: is it really necessary to play ball with Norquist in order to come out for cutting taxes? Is there no candidate who will have the courage to endorse his tax policies but distance himself from him because of his Islamic supremacist ties?"..."Perry Mafia Punked, "Beclowned" Indeed," Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer
Update #2, 8/27/11, Pamela Geller responds again about Rick Perry's school curriculum and in particular to remarks written by a Ms. Goodman. Ms. Geller relates how others have accessed the school information since the original links went dead soon after she publicized them. She again posts a report by a reader who recently examined the curriculum. Regarding Norquist, she restates facts about him which apparently some Republicans don't want to hear. I read on a Republican website that Norquist is so important the GOP has no hope of winning the White House in 2012 without him. This view exemplifies why the establishment GOP destroyed itself, the country, and lifetimes of work and sacrifice. Without blinking.
Update, 8/24/11, Atlas Shrugs responds about Perry pandering to Islam, stands by its position. A defender of Perry's excused the Norquist association by saying Norquist is "very powerful." No reason Perry shouldn't drop him immediately. How do people get powerful anyway? The look around and say, hey Rick Perry likes him, goes on vacation with him.
8/18/11, "Perry/Aga Khan Curriculum: "shocking example of Islamic propaganda forced upon unsuspecting students attending Texas public schools"," Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller
""The religion that the Prophet Muhammad preached provided his followers an ethical and moral vision for leading a life of righteousness?" Perry/Khan curriculum.
Have you seen supposed "counter jihad" sites giving the Perry/Aga Khan propaganda curriculum an A+? Huh? Did they even bother to read that garbage? it is strangley disquieting to see these "fighters' fight for the Islamic propaganda of unabashed Islamic supremacists. If they are down with this, what exactly is it that they are they fighting? Do they know how stupid they look?
Atlas reader Dave writes:
Thank you for calling attention to Perry's cozy relationship with the Aga Khan. I have personally reviewed the curriculum developed as a joint project between Gov. Perry and "his highness," and discovered that it is indeed a shocking example of Islamic propaganda forced upon unsuspecting students attending Texas public schools. It's appalling. To put it in a nutshell, the Islamic perspective of history has been inserted without critique into Texas classrooms. Please adapt my findings as you see fit and share them with your readers.
You have to read the Texas school curriculum for yourself to believe it. Below the bullet list is information taken directly from the SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT's own website (http://www.saisd.net/admin/curric/sstudies/mhcp/mhcproject.html ). In it, you will find the following (highlighted):
- High praise for Gov. Perry's collaboration with the Aga Khan, leaving no question about Perry's complicity and active support.
- A thorough whitewashing of the nature and history of Islam that ignores Islam's bloody history while simultaneously portraying the Crusades as a bloody assault on Islamic soil by Christians.
It's enough to make you want to scream: While Islam "spreads" and "extends," presumably in the same way that dew forms on flower petals, Crusaders "wrest political control of the Holy Land form Muslim rulers, damaging the positive relations that had previously existed." Nowhere is it mentioned that the Crusades were prompted by two crises: (1) the ruthless treatment of Christian pilgrims attempting to see Jerusalem, which was under Muslim control, and (2) Byzantine Emperor Alexius's plea for European knights to help him take back territory that had just been overrun by an invasion of Muslim Turks.
I'm willing to grant Gov. Perry the benefit of the doubt and believe that his actions are the product of naiveté and ignorance, rather than actual hostility to the West. However, his ignorance is inexcusable, and the damage he has done is immense. If Barack Obama had imposed such a curriculum on schools we'd be calling for his impeachment. Therefore it is unconscionable to look the other way when it comes to Perry. In my opinion, not only should Perry not be President, he should be impeached from the Texas governorship.
Thanks again; you were right!Dave
Muslim Histories and Culture Project
What is the Muslim Histories and Culture Project (MHCP)?"...
I would love it if we had found our candidate but this means it can't be Rick Perry. ed.