…The book, approved by the state education department, gives "cleansed'' portrayals of Islamic history, according to the group.
They want additional pages dropped into the textbook that present what they consider to be the true story if Islam. . .
Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Anaheim-based state office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), accuses ACT! of misquotes, inaccuracies and cherry picking negative events to put his religion in the worst light possible.
Not that he's surprised.
"ACT! for America represents a small, but vocal, minority of extremists promoting anti-Muslim bigotry and religious disharmony around the country," Ayloush tells the Weekly.
He noted that the group's founder, Brigitte Gabriel, has said that Muslims should not be allowed to hold public office, that an American Muslim "cannot be a loyal citizen," that Islam is the "real enemy," and that "every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim”. . .
"Involving ACT! for America in educational material on Islam," Ayloush says, "is akin to allowing the KKK to educate American students on the history of African Americans or Judaism." (More)