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Sep232010

Texas Board to Vote on Whether Textbooks Glorify Islam

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- According to some state education leaders in Texas, students may be getting a glorified view of Islam.  They are pushing for a resolution that would denounce social studies textbooks as biased against Christianity.  Though the president of the Texas State Board of Education supports the measure as promoting religious equality in schools, faith leaders and activists have condemned the board's proposal as intolerant and anti-Muslim.  "It's clearly just an attempt to propagandize the state's student population against the faith of Islam," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington D.C.-based Council on Islamic-American Relations. "Somehow they were getting too rosy a picture of Islam."  The board of education is set to vote Friday on the resolution.

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