Minnesota under attack from Sharia Law?

A prime example of why as Americans we need to constantly remain vigilant.  We can not allow the fiber of America’s way of life to be overtaken in this manner.

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Rule on Islam’s portrayl in textbooks to be considered

Just when it appeared the State Board of Education was done with the culture wars, the panel is about to wade into the issue of what students should learn about Islam.

The board will consider a resolution next week that would warn publishers not to push a pro-Islamic, anti-Christian viewpoint in world history textbooks.

Members of the board’s social conservative bloc asked for the resolution after an unsuccessful candidate for a board seat called on the panel to head off any bias against Christians in new social studies books. Some contend that “Middle Easterners” are increasingly buying into companies that publish textbooks.

A preliminary draft of the resolution states that “diverse reviewers have repeatedly documented gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian distortions in social studies texts” across the U.S. and that past social studies textbooks in Texas also have been “tainted” with pro-Islamic, anti-Christian views.

The resolution cites examples in past world history books – no longer used in Texas schools – that devoted far more lines of text to Islamic beliefs and practices than to Christian beliefs and practices.

In addition, the measure cites some books that dwelled on the Christian Crusaders massacre of Muslims in Jerusalem in 1099, while censoring Muslim massacres of Christians there in 1244 and at Antioch in 1268 – “implying that Christian brutality and Muslim loss of life are significant, but Islamic cruelty and Christian deaths are not.” (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Kudos to members of the Texas Education Board who managed to get this considered.  Ever notice how’s it always states like Texas that take stands like this?

(H/T – Logans Warning)

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Christianity under attack

One doesn’t have to follow the daily news for long to realize that Christianity in America is coming under attack like never before. While Islam and other religions get a free pass, it’s open season on the Judeo-Christian faith.

So relentless is the assault against traditional Christian values that even a 7-foot memorial cross erected in 1934 by WW I veterans in a remote region of California’s Mohave Desert was not safe. Shortly after California’s district court denied an ACLU petition to remove the cross, thieves dismantled the cross and made off with it. Apparently nothing is sacred to those who rage against God.

Christian symbols such as crosses, nativity scenes and displays of the Ten Commandments have long been sources of attack. School prayer at graduation, praying at school sporting events, and the very season of Christmas itself, have also been prime targets.

Anti-Christianity firepower, however, has intensified. Removing any reference to God in textbooks and historical sites is an ongoing endeavor. Atheist Michael Newdow, in his relentless pursuit of a Godless America, continues to seek court approval to remove all vestiges of Christianity from the public square. His latest petitions sought to have “under God” removed from our Pledge of Allegiance, our national motto, “In God We Trust” removed from our currency, and the words, “…so help me God,” removed from our presidential oath. Fortunately, the courts denied the petitions.

This spring, several controversies over our May 6 National Day of Prayer drew widespread attention. The news media gave extensive coverage to outspoken anti-religion activists who persuaded the military to cancel Evangelist Franklin Graham’s personal participation in a Pentagon prayer event on grounds that it might offend Muslims. An Islamic advocacy group in Washington then tried to keep Graham from participating in a prayer event on Capitol Hill with members of the House of Representatives. About this same time, Wisconsin Federal Judge Barbara Crabb, declared the National Day of Prayer to be unconstitutional. Franklin Graham found the entire proceedings deeply troubling. “It is shocking to experience, in our own country, such open opposition to Christian prayer for the nation,” said Graham. Columnist and actor Chuck Norris, writing for Townhall Magazine expressed similar sentiments. In a 6/08/10 article titled: America; Graduating from God, Norris penned the following: “Is it just me or do others not see the major movement to whitewash God from our culture? Do our governing officials really think eliminating the Almighty is any answer to our problems? Don’t they see omissions of God are also avoidances of the very Being who can help us out of, or through, our troubles?” (Source: Wisconsin Christian News)

Go to the source to read the rest.

And people wonder why this great nation is heading in the direction it is.  It’s inexcusable that Christians get treated the way they do for practicing their faith publicly.

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Media Blackout on Ground Zero Mosque Rally

The photographs don’t lie: at the 9/11 Rally of Remembrance against the Ground Zero mega-mosque, tens of thousands of people filled the streets. Flags were everywhere, along with numerous homemade signs. Meanwhile, two blocks away, at the counter-protest in favor of the mega-mosque, photographs show that the demonstration was much smaller, and printed signs were in abundance – an unmistakable indication of an astroturfed, professional protest, orchestrated by Communist and Socialist groups (whose printed signs abounded). Yet the mainstream media consistently portrayed these two demonstrations as “dueling rallies,” and even claimed that the pro-mosque ralliers outnumbered those against the mosque. It was yet another indication of how the ostensibly objective press tries to manipulate public opinion.

The Rally of Remembrance, which was organized by Pamela Geller and me as an effort of our Freedom Defense Initiative/Stop Islamization of America organization, featured a great deal that any truly objective reporter might have considered newsworthy. The foremost human interest story of the afternoon was the rousing speech given by Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla. Nassralla garnered national attention last June at the first rally Geller and I hosted against the Ground Zero mosque, when Keith Olbermann and other hard-Left pseudo-journalists trumpeted and misrepresented a misunderstanding between Nassralla and some others in the crowd as a racial incident. Olbermann, Reason magazine’s Cathy Young, and other blinkered ideologues used this incident as proof that those who opposed the mosque were all racist, “Islamophobic” bigots. Indeed, many news outlets ignored the rally altogether except to note the alleged mistreatment of Nassralla.

But as far as the mainstream media is concerned, none of it happened at all. The media elites have lined up solidly behind the mosque, and are telling the uninformed and unwary that anyone who opposes the mosque is an enemy of religious freedom, a bigot, a racist, unwelcome in the company of decent people.

The only problem with this scenario is that the American people refuse to accept it – as illustrated by the thousands who attended the September 11 Rally of Remembrance against the Ground Zero mosque. The very fact of the Rally itself that the mainstream media seems so determined to ignore or minimize itself shows that the media’s propaganda line is failing. There is an ever-widening gap between the goals and agenda of the political elites, and those of ordinary Americans. And Americans are becoming more aware of that widening gap. (Source: Front Page Mag)

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Yet another example of how the mainstream media and liberals don’t get it.

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