Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Islamic supremacists force Buddhism out of US schools curriculum.

From Breitbart

Aggressive Islamic supremacists and stealth jihadists with links to terror organizations are subverting American school curricula by enforcing Islamocentric standards in social studies, to the exclusion of Buddhism and other religions.

"All major religions – Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam – were briefly summarized in the old standards. Students were introduced to the complexity of the various cultures in the world at an “age appropriate” level of detail.

In contrast, only Islam is given detailed attention in the new standards. In fact, as Breitbart News reported previously, 13 percent of the learning objectives of the current standards (10 out of 75) are devoted to instructing students on both the tenets and history of Islam."   Read it all

See also Islam will destroy Buddhism


Anonymous said...

Linking to Breitbart is the last straw - I simply have to know. Here goes. This blog (and your other one) contains so much useful information and insight. Though not a complete novice, I have learned a lot and been directed toward important realizations through your writing. For this reason, I am *very* perplexed by a major contradiction: the degree of your Islamophobia, and (especially) your linking to what can only be characterized as ideological propaganda or even hate sites. Please don't misunderstand me. I strongly support exposing the degree to which religious beliefs -- religious 'memes' -- foster ignorance, hate, violence, and human suffering. I have little tolerance for Islamists, or anyone else, who claim religious justification for such actions (and Islam is *not* unique in this regard). But the *way* you have chosen to express yourself on this particular issue is troubling. More so are some of the references you have linked to that are themselves excellent examples of memetic propaganda designed to sow ignorance, hate, fear, and tribalism. Some of these link the demonization of Islam to the demonization of "liberals", progressive public policy, etc. This Breitbart story is a prime example, twisting the purpose of such educational goals (learning about a very important global phenomenon) 180 degrees in depicting it as some sort of pro-Islam/liberal conspiracy. The 'memes' propagated on these sites are absolutely contrary to Buddhist practice and consciousness. Again, I support exposure of any ideology that sows ignorance and suffering. But something is amiss in your treatment of Islam in your blogs. Spreading hate and fear is not education or enlightenment. Nor is linking to such a biased and discredited source of "news."

Please help me to better understand this contradiction. It has led me to consider abandoning what has otherwise been two excellent websites. Thank you.

seanrobsville said...

@ Anon
Regarding the link to Breitbart. I agree that Breitbart is a fairly right-wing news network, certainly to the right of me on most issues. However that does not invalidate everything it publishes (a logical fallacy known as 'poisoning the well'.)

Furthermore, I would question your use of the term 'Islamophobia'. A phobia is an irrational fear, whereas there is nothing irrational about fearing an ideology that teaches its followers they have a divine right to chop my head off and rape my children.

There is a great amount of deliberate disinformation about Islam in the media, since according to Islamic law, lying is not only permissible under certain circumstances, it is mandatory if the goal it serves is obligatory upon Muslims and cannot be accomplished by other means. Spreading Islam over the entire globe is an obligatory goal for Muslims. For that reason there is absolutely no doubt that Muslims are sometimes lying to us in furtherance of that goal.

Promotion of the concept of 'Islamophobia' is part of that policy of deception. The term was invented by Iranian fundamentalists in analogy to ‘xenophobia’. The aim of this word was to declare Islam inviolate. Whoever crosses this border is deemed a racist. This term, which is worthy of totalitarian propaganda, is deliberately unspecific about whether it refers to a religion, a belief system or its faithful adherents around the world. It is a propaganda tool for shutting down any criticism or examination of Islamic doctrine by non-Muslims.

My interest in the interaction of Islam with Buddhism started with the demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Up to that time I knew little about Islam, and thought it was just another religion. Then a few months later came 9/11, which convinced me that Islam was a serious threat not only to Buddhism, but to civilization in general, and wasn't really a religion, but a fascist ideology disguising itself in religious garb. I've summarised my findings here

You'll find over a hundred links to multiple sites on this page. Surely they can't ALL be hate sites?