PENNSYLVANIA: Norwin School District defends use of anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, pro-Islam history books

As reported here last week, a textbook used in seventh-grade history classes at Norwin Middle School lies about the history of Islam and Christianity, according to a local pastor,  Rev. Bruce Leonatti, of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. He typed a 17-page report and presented it to the Norwin School District, saying that the book — myWorld History Early Ages — promotes Islam over Christianity and Judiasm, and that it is historically inaccurate.

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MSNBC (H/T Susan K)  Norwin administrators disagree and believe the textbook neither promotes Islam nor denigrates Christians. Spokesman Jonathan Szish said the district reviewed the book and found it suitable for the classroom. They added that the instruction is presented in an unbiased manner.

“If you read the excerpts from the book, it’s definitely derogatory toward Christians. There’s no doubt about it,” Norwin parent Frank Gill said.

The Administration asked a second pastor, Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr, Pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Irwin and President of the Norwin Ministerium, to review the textbook on a volunteer basis. Dr. Suehr wrote that he found the textbook to be ‘well suited for middle school aged youth’ with the information presented in an even-handed manner.”

What is the District’s stance on the textbook? After a comprehensive review process, the District has concluded that the textbook is a suitable resource for instruction. Instruction is presented in an unbiased manner and meets all state and local academic standards.

What is the District’s response to the Pastor’s claims as reported in the Tribune-Review? The Administration does not believe that the textbook promotes Islam over Christianity and Judaism and the Administration does not believe the textbook denigrates Christians, as the pastor has stated. There is no conflict of interest regarding the selection of the independent textbook reviewer, as the pastor has stated. The independent reviewer – the Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr, Pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Irwin – was chosen on a volunteer basis because he is President of the Norwin Ministerium, represents the greater Christian community, and has outstanding credentials. These credentials include a Doctor of Ministry degree, a Master of Education degree, and a Master of Divinity degree.

Generally, what goes into the decision-making process when the District chooses textbooks? Norwin Board Policy 108 (Textbooks and Materials Adoption and Use) and its related Procedure 108 govern textbook adoption at Norwin. These were followed during the adoption of myWorld History: Early Ages. (These textbooks are funded by the Saudi Government)

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25 comments on “PENNSYLVANIA: Norwin School District defends use of anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, pro-Islam history books

  1. To let you know that this Pastor that spoke up about the rewriting of history in our Public School textbooks, has now gone on to write a blog to correct these lies. At-
    TheHelperThatAbidesForever.wordpress.com you can search textbook corrections to download a teachers manual with the corrections in it. It is from Another group.
    The lies can be found in all textbooks across the nation. So reading the blog and the manual, you will be able to give your children and grandchildren the truth about Islam.

    In The Holy Bible John 14:16 says;

    “And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.”

    The Helper that Jesus is speaking of in this verse is “The Holy Spirit.”

    Muslims claim that Jesus was just a prophet and that Jesus is announcing the coming of Muhammad, which is another one of their lies.

    This is why the name of this blog was chosen. To speak the truth of Jesus Word. We continue to pray for our country during these dark times.

    God’s Many Blessings,
    Classic MotherGoose

  2. Trash the trash; replace those phony Islamofascist “history” books with some REAL history texts and get rid of the dhimmi enablers that promote the sh– and dare to call themselves teachers!!

  3. [Hi, BNI. Seen this goodie? Saw it on the net.]

    Islam Will Purify Jews and Christians

    Islam, part of the Living River of History, can affect even the 2012 US election!
    The “headwaters” of this River was Adam, according to Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc .
    In the OT (Deut. 28), “tributaries” wanting to join the River will be blessed while “distributaries” who want to flow away from it will be cursed. Those wishing to totally separate from the fresh Living River will end up as polluted, dying “oxbow lakes.”
    In the OT we see Israelites repeatedly flowing away from God, then repenting and returning to Him; we also see heathen “oxbow lakes” creating their own “gods” and being allowed by God to plunder and kill the erring Israelites.
    Then, at the right time, the Living River took on new life with the arrival of the Promised One who offers “living water.”
    In the 7th century Islam, drawing from both OT and NT, chose to be a distributary away from this River. Many scholars have viewed it as the final Antichrist: note “scourge” (Isa. 28), “Assyrian” (Mic. 5), “Euphrates” (Rev. 9) etc.
    God will allow this “scourge” to temporarily persecute and even kill apostate Jews (JINOs) and Christians (CINOs). Jews, especially in “entertainment,” seem more expert in apostasy than Christians since Jews have been at it 2000 years longer than Christians have – but Christians apparently want to catch up to the Jews!
    It’s apparent that others will join Islam in its end-time inquisition; its great oil wealth can captivate many leaders and already we are seeing apostate American leaders being bribed into turning against true American patriots.
    Those who ignore (or try to dilute or destroy) the God-ordained Living River of History will be swept down it to an ocean made by their own never-ending tears of agony and despair.
    The good news is that American JINOs & CINOs can overcome the “scourge” discussed above. The secret is found by checking out “II Chronicles 7:14″ & “John 3:16″ on the web.
    And there’s still time – and freedom – before the 2012 “End of America” election to Google or MSN “Obama a Black-Slavery Avenger?,” “Pretrib Rapture Politics,” “Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher” and “Christ’s return is NOT imminent.”

    A Kansas Patriot (who won FIRST PLACE over 2200 entrants in a nationwide Americanism essay contest)

  4. I suppose the only way to stop these liberal is for there to be a law suit over seperation of church and state. We cannot allow these commie liberals to brain wash the next generation with lies about Islam. They must know the real history, which is full of violence, war and suppression against non-believers.

    • Anestis, too late, the schools are filled with lefties who teach kids to hate America, admire Communism, while learning how to perform gay sex.

      • Bonnie, I’m sure you’ve heard the recording of a teacher attacking a student who criticized Obama. A very disturbing example of how public education is being controlled by the far left. Just today, I was talking to a 17 year old who had witnessed his psychology teacher peddling same-sex marriage in the classroom. Now, I don’t care which side of the fence you’re on with that issue, but a teacher, paid for by the TAXPAYER, and put in a position of care, should NOT be indoctrinating kids one way or the other. There are countries where that will lose you your job, but noooo. Here, teachers are impossible to fire, and they’re brainwashing kids to follow their agenda. No wonder our children rank way below many other, poorer nations’ youth. Ours are being spoon-fed leftist trash from the Obama handbook, instead of worthwhile lessons. I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford public school teachers much respect after this, which is why I’m glad Romney came out today with a plan to overhaul the cruddy system, and allow more parents to avoid nutjob teachers in public schools who might as well be waving a little red book!

      • Nobama, the public schools are the cause of most of the problems in this country. Who was it that said, Get a child’s mind at the age of 7 and you have him for life? Or something like that.

      • I have heard it ascribed to Kung Fu Tze (Confucius) and to the Jesuits (the Pope’s Intellectual Storm Troopers).

      • Several philosophers and Vladimir Lenin have said, “Give me a child to the age of seven, and you can have him after that, but he will not change”
        The Bible also states that “Raise a child in his youth the way he should go, and in his old age he will not stray from it”

  5. If a fact is a fact it should stand. If it is a lie then it should be exposed and the perp should be held accountable. Our History is not to be written by anyone but us. This program has to stop. We will/are losing our heritage and our children.
    The separation of church and state is a fallacy brought about to extinguish the roll of the Judeo/Christian basis in the forming of this Nation. The talk of Separation of the Church and State was in reference to a question posed on how to keep one particular faith such as the Amish or the Puritans from gaining so much power over the rest of the religions that they would eventually create a monopoly of that faith and overpower the other faiths. By the way only Christians were considered at that time as Jewish were to small of a minority to even worry about.
    It did not include any other faith in the conversation because the Forefathers knew that there was but two religions in the world. Judeao/Christian everything else is a Cult. So our So called separation of Church and State as we interoperate it, is false and just plain phony Law, done with malice at its heart and intent. This I will call for what it is Blasphemy.

  6. at best this is appeasement,like at munic in sept 1938. at worst treason. those who approve of this are either usefull idiots or muslim rump swabs.

  7. The US Catholic School System have just prepared the first set of History High School texts in 40 years. No saudi left hand diddled these books.

    • Not entirely sure I’d trust the Roman Catholic Church, either.

      Of course, they have much less to gain, and much MORE to lose, from lying than the Mohammedan butt-hoisters do.

      • In my family, my siblings went to Parochial School while my mom sent me to public school because they had speech therapy that the parochial school could not afford. I noticed my sibs school books were much like mine, same covers, same publishers, but also different with a Catholic slant. The textbook publishers had a whole line of texts specifically for the Catholic school market.

      • LK, as it should be. Muslim schools have Islam-oriented books. Public schools shouldn’t touch religion except in the most general of ways.

    • I had a muslim tell me he sends his daughter to Catholic school. He told me him and his wife went and talked to the school about their daughter participating in prayer. What he told me was that the school told him, “SHE HAD TO PARTICIPATE IN PRAYER TIME.” I told him, “That’s because people are sick of appeasing islam.” HE WENT SILENT AFTER I MADE THAT COMMENT!!!

  8. The joint organization of Moslem countries (OIC) as well as Saudi Arabia are behind the propagandizing of American schools.

    Sharia and jihad are totally opposed to freedom, democracy and human rights.

    Such textbooks violate the separation of church and state and impose a STATE RELIGION on American children…

    …THIS IS THE GOAL OF MOSLEMS.

    It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

  9. Yup..will these parents just get over the
    Shock or will they realize its
    time to yank their kids out!! Stop with the stupid
    Education mantra-using the
    system as a damn babysitter!
    Thanks for being here!!

  10. I am hoping that one of the organizations you work with will set up a complaint letter to be sent to these imbeciles.

    I truly fear for the future – this cancer seems inexorable, inoperable and terminal.

  11. When the Blind lead the blind, they both fall in the ditch,,, when satan leads, there is little hope but in Prayer, indeed~!

  12. No one should be surprised by this. Public schools are a disaster. Homeschooling, privates and some charters are the way to go.

    • Yeah, but failing to stand up to dhimmification will encourage Moslems to try harder.

      Moslems are attacking. We cannot stop them by running away from the front line.

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