Are American public schools becoming madrassas? 4

A non-American public company largely owned by alleged terrorism financiers orchestrated the development and implementation of Common Core, defined and oversees its standards, and evaluates teacher and student performance– not state or federal agencies. 

Islam is being taught as part of the Common Core in the public schools, and children are being forced to practice Muslim worship.

We quote an article by Bethany Blankley at Constitution:

Should parents be penalized for demanding that their child be exempted from the required teaching of Islamic in Common Core curriculum? Should a teach or public school administrator penalize parents and children for seeking exemption? Parents are finding out the answers to these questions first hand.

To date, public school students are required to:

  • Attend public school-sponsored trips to mosques, which also require non-Muslim girls to wear head scarves?
  • Question if the Holocaust was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain”?
  • Learn Islamic indoctrination via vocabulary lessons, and world history (from an Islamic perspective), including the five pillars of Islam?
  • Pledge allegiance to the flag in Arabic?
  • Have school days off for “Muslim holy days”?
  • Proselytize to younger school children by creating a pamphlet about Islam to “introduce Islam to 3rd graders” by describing Allah as the same God of Christians and Jews?
  • Recite in class the Shahada (“There is No God but Allah”) and kneel and learn to pray the Muslim call to prayer?

Parents must first understand the origins of Common Core, and more importantly assert their First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights – which protect their parental rights to make educational decisions for their children.

Technically, Common Core originated from the National Governor’s Association (NGA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Achieve Inc., ACT and the College Board. Its state standards are copyrighted by the NGA and CCSSO, a private company, which means they cannot be changed. (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations, and Pearson Education, an NGA donor and CCSSO’s listed business and industry partner, were integral to creating these standards.)

In 2009 the “Race to the Top” federal education initiative encouraged states to receive federal money to adopt new standards that would improve their public school children’s test performance results. In order to participate, members of both state boards of education and state educational professional standards boards voted to adopt Common Core.

However, Common Core really originated from the Connect All Schools program, which is part of the “One World Education” initiative orchestrated by Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The director of QFI’s Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Hassan al-Banna who was the founder of The Muslim Brotherhood.

QFI enlisted Pearson Education to implement and assess Common Core. Pearson Education is listed on the London and New York Stock Exchange; the Libyan Investment Authority is its largest financial contributor, most recently holding 26 million shares.

According to the Financial Times, the Libyan Investment Authority was founded by Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam. Along with Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also invested in the Libyan Investment Authority to fund Pearson Education’s implementation of Common Core.

According to the Guardian, Pearson Education claims it operates in a free market as a public company and has no control over its shareholders’ alleged terrorist-related activities.

Notably, in 2007, two years before the “Race to the Top” initiative, the FBI uncovered documents revealing the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood, which entailed indoctrinating American K-12 students by teaching Islam.

The seized documents were part of a 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorist-related funding trial in American history. The FBI uncovered an invaluable document, which exposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s manifesto “on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” (Exhibit 42945 and Exhibit 42946).

In addition to creating Common Core curriculum and standards, Pearson Education also solely evaluates teachers in some states.

In order for New York State, for example, to continue receiving “Race to the Top” federal funds, New York was required to implement “reforms”.  Pearson Education now solely administers the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA).

As a result, New York State no longer evaluates its teachers  — a private company does whose primary investors allegedly finance terrorism and propagate Islam.

To date, no state or federal oversight exists for university programs (under Title VI of the Higher Education Act), which train K-12 teachers to develop lesson plans and seminars on “Middle East Studies.”

Essentially, a non-American public company largely owned by alleged terrorism financiers orchestrated the development and implementation of Common Core, defined and oversees its standards, and evaluates teacher and student performance– not state or federal agencies. 

As a result, the American government handed over public school education to foreign interests.

Parents have the Constitutional right to reject the indoctrination of Islamic teaching of their children by “unreasonable state interferences”.


(Hat tip to our Facebook commenter Darryl Kerney)

  • Kerry

    This is not my area of expertise, however I feel I need to weigh in here. My understanding is that Common Core was birthed to deal with the inadequacies of American students in math and reading. They are and have been falling behind other parts of the world. The broad strokes about why conservatives see a conspiracy here is not lost on me.

    I see in this article the same kind of conspiracy that accompanies every spooky theory. Ms Blankley is a christian apologist with a degree in theology and a personal agenda that is problematic to me. In addition I believe that both David Coleman, (Jewish by the way), and Rhodes Scholar in English
    Lit. together with William G. McCallum PhD in mathematics who developed this CC concept, would be rather in disagreement with Blankley that their curriculum is intended to train Islamicists. It was an attempt to raise math and reading scores.

    In addition, Pearson Education, a public company is a $14.5 billion market cap company. The $500 M invested, while sizable, does not dictate the company policy that must return dividends to its shareholders. I would also point out that Libyan Investment Authority holds some $69 B in assets including US Treasuries and until recently perhaps those assets have been frozen. I am sure you will find they hold many fortune 100 investments.

    Here is my problem with the above article. The writer draws conclusions based on extreme points of contact. Pulling a quotation from here…the objective of the Islam Brotherhood, and attaching to an education company and an investment may be titillating to the conspiracy nuts but it does not prove the point. She sensationalizes in a most unproductive way in my opinion.

    I am sure there are those teachers in the States who think it is wise to “broaden the minds” of their students by exposing them to Islam teachings in the manner presented here, but I do not believe there is wide spread support for such activity. I condemn that activity as I would teaching them Hinduism or Christianity for that matter. And, what does any of that have to do with math and reading?

    Finally, it strikes me as odd that Ms Blankley who I am certain believes in the abolition of the Dept of Education would state the need for oversight several times in her article. Oversight by whom I might ask?

    Yes, we need to be vigilant against the inroads Islamic militants are making in the US but we need to recognize that not every Muslim is ISIS any more then every Christian is Westboro Baptist. (I know that is a terrible example but it is all I could come up with at the moment.)

    • I take all your points. They are all well worth making, and I thank you for them. But we have read a multitude of articles condemning Common Core – and quoted some – and no matter what the original intention might have been, much has gone wrong. And there is (I gather) no doubt that whoever is writing the chapters in the text books on Islam is not telling the truth about it. Indoctrination is intended by some contributors, and being allowed by some officials. That is a kind of conspiracy.

      • I would also stress that there really is NOTHING good about Islam. It is an ideology that should be as despised as Nazism, and should rouse universal disgust in exactly the same way. Yes, all religions are lies, but not all in our time urge their followers to carry out, and justify with “holy” texts, beheading, burying alive, burning, drowning , raping, enslaving. … If these actions were exposed as holy commandments of Islam in US public schools, I’d make no complaints. I’d cheer.

  • liz

    Quite disgusting, but not surprising, since American public schools are already the indoctrination arm of our “progressive” government. Of course our Leftist social engineers are eager to allow their islamofascist allies to join them.
    The downward spiral always begins with the acceptance of government money.
    The states, and their schools, then become nothing more than whores catering to every whim of the leftists in charge.
    All education needs to be privatized. It’s the only way to escape this kind of corruption.