Florida Rep. Ritch Workman Claims High School Textbook Has Islam Bias

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The flag screams: HERO. The haircut screams: SEXY.
You know, with all the crazy things going down in Florida, such as a law that makes it perfectly legal for a person to shoot and kill another person because they feel threatened, and with all the internet cafés being shut down to keep them dastardly old people from gambling, and with people with serious medical conditions that can be alleviated only with marijuana having their homes raided by cops like they're the leader of a drug cartel, it's good to know our elected officials are out there tackling the truly important issues.

Like, for example, all that damned secret Islamic indoctrination upon our children in schools' textbooks!

Well, fear not, good citizens! For Florida Rep. Ritch Workman -- the same guy who bravely stood up for Floridians' right to throw little people around, because jobs -- is fighting the good fight to make sure kids don't learn about Islam as much as they learn about Jesus because, if you haven't noticed, the FCAT scores have dipped lately and that's because of history books that teach too much about a religion that we Americans barely understand, therefore automatically making it super scary.

WE MUST THINK OF THE CHILDREN.

Apparently a couple of Brevard School Board members are reviewing a ninth-grade Advanced Placement world history textbook that shows obvious bias toward Islam while completely ignoring the two major religions our children have hammered into their heads the second they are born -- Christianity and Judaism.

If kids really want to learn about Islam, the can just turn on Fox News. Simple.

Workman and some Jesus-lovin' folk from citizens groups have bravely spoken out against the textbook, which is titled Prentice Hall World History but might as well be called Mein Kampf.

On Tuesday, Workman and his peeps met before the Brevard School Board and read examples from the book that show a clear bias toward Islam.

Apparently, this book of pure evil devotes an entire chapter to the religion and teaches the poor children about how Islam came to be and about the building of the Muslim empire, while Christianity and Judaism are only referenced in small paragraphs here and there AS IF THEY DON'T EVEN EXIST MY GOD.

Workman also said that historic events in the book are not phrased well; for example, he says, the textbook says Jesus "proclaims" himself to be the Messiah, but very clearly states that Muhammad became a prophet.

Workman sees through your evil indoctrinating secret semantics, Prentice Hall World History writers!

"Our children deserve facts and accuracy," Workman declared. "Not history being revised for our own failure or desire to not offend one culture or another."

And how, Rit!

"No matter what the subject is, whether it's math, English, science, or world history, students need to have accurate, unbiased information," said one concerned citizen. "If textbooks are unbiased or incomplete, it's our job to fix that."

Don't you know the children hold school books sacred and do everything they say? This is why, to this day, many children still worship Zeus after learning about him in their ancient Greek studies! The whole system is brokennnn!!!

One teacher admitted that she noticed that the textbook on WORLD HISTORY AND TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES THEY MAY OTHERWISE NOT BE MADE AWARE OF focused a little more on Islam than the other two religions but that she has yet to hear a complaint from any student or parents.

The textbook itself, which shockingly does NOT feature a picture of Jesus or whoever the Jewish Jesus is on the cover, is not expected to be replaced for another three years.

So don't say Workman didn't warn us when our children come home talking about how awesome Islam is and that the other religions are totally uncool now, because they were taught that it is more important than the others because there were more words written about it in a book.

Personally, we hope Workman takes his textbook crusade even further and does something about all those penises that kids draw between the pages.

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10 comments
smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Can we PLEASE get all fundamentalist morons out of any position of power?  They are making everything horrible for anyone with more than two braincells to rub together.

logan_k
logan_k


ritch@ritchworkman.com This is his email address. He is a crude little troll that feels he has to talk down to you. Send his some messages about what he is.

labman57
labman57

Perhaps Ritch (is that really how he spells his name?) is vying for the directorship of the newly formed Florida Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, a state agency modeled after similar entities in existence in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.


Okay, this agency doesn't exist ... yet.

berean_research
berean_research

This is the worst piece of journalism I have ever seen! It does not show what bias that is being claimed. It stands alone as an ad hominem fallacy. Insult the messenger! He probably feels he should  not let the message be discussed because it will expose the bias of the writer. 

Ben Pogue
Ben Pogue

...if i was going to high school NOW, i would quit in a heart beat, just a compound to harbor children till they can be turned loose

berean_research
berean_research

@smdrpepper Isn't it funny how liberals only know how to insult. They just can't get argue in a logical manner. LOL

berean_research
berean_research

@logan_k How is it you do not see how biased this article is? It provides no factual information other than someone questioning if bias exists. The entire article is biased against someone requesting a look into if bias exists. No factual evidence is provided.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@berean_research You are missing the point of the article, the fact that Workman is an idiot screaming at clouds.

logan_k
logan_k

@berean_research @logan_k and Mr. Workman shows through his actions and through his emails to me personally, that he is an Islamophobe looking for his 15 minutes of fame. He presents nothing but what he 'feels". This text is giving the history of Islam. Most young Americans have no clue as to the history of Islam. This text was written in English, In America, for Americans. It is presumed that the concepts of the Judeo-Christian history is already been thrust upon them as it was upon us. Mr. Workman acts as a petulant child. In his emails to me he attempts to bully me. I don't succumb to bigots like Workman.

berean_research
berean_research

@smdrpepper @berean_research What is not being shown is the following: 

1) Is there demonstrable bias in the book, 

2) Is there reason to be concerned about Islamic bias (i.e your not paranoid if people really are out to get you),

This article only decries a belief that there exists bias. It never looks into if there is.  That makes this article a very biased poorly researched piece. That should never be published.

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