Monday, June 9, 2008

on defining jihad in textbooks

The American Textbook Council does not like the way Houghton Mifflin's middle school textbook, "Across the Centuries," deals with Islam. Gilbert Sewall, director of the Council, suspects that the Council on American Islamic Relations put pressure on the publisher to define jihad as a personal struggle and not as something violent in order to project a more flattering image of Islam.

Because a textbook that defines Islam as a violent religion would have been so much better.

Here is the actual article - too many links in that paragraph.

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