6 June 2006

Text pulled after uproar over Islam | EastValleyTribune.com

Text pulled after uproar over Islam | EastValleyTribune.com: "I do not want my children trying out Islam, or thinking about becoming a Muslim now, or in the future,' she wrote to Baracy on Jan. 25. She did say, however, that she approves of including some information about world religions in history lessons, so long as it is presented factually and briefly.

She also objected to a classroom activity that led students to rank the most influential people in history, which she said pit Jesus against Muhammad.

White could not be reached for comment for this story.

The issue drew national attention when a man claiming to be a Scottsdale father posted an entry on conservative writer Daniel Pipes’ Web site on Feb. 27.

The man lambasted what he stated was 'fake history along with Islamic religious proselytizing and indoctrination techniques' at his child’s school.

The posting found its way to at least five other Internet log sites, most of which claim to be politically conservative. One Jewish Web site also encouraged readers to contact the Scottsdale district, saying the textbook denigrates Judaism. "

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