"Assume you are a Muslim soldier..."
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When I think of John Walker Lindh who joined the Taliban, and Mike Spann, the American CIA agent who was killed by the Taliban, my heart breaks for their mothers as I think of my own 12-yr-old son. How would I feel as John Walker’s mother? How would I feel as Mike Spann’s? I can’t speak for them, but for myself, my answer is in my son’s eyes.
He is 12 years old. He is IMPRESSIONABLE and he was forced to read from a textbook that scorned Christianity and promoted Allah. The school said they would give him alternative assignments but he still had to read from that textbook which scorned his faith. He could not "opt out." Houghton Mifflin's textbook has been here for more than 11 years and was the only textbook approved and funded by California. Did John Walker Lindh “learn” from this book that promoted Islam? More than likely. In the early 90's the textbook was the ONLY California approved textbook. John Walker moved here eleven years ago, the same time "Across the Centuries" was introduced. Reports often reflect John's devotion to Islam at the age of 16, but the Associated Press reported in Dec.of 2001 that by the age of 15 John Walker was already patterning his life after the Quran, making decisions based upon the dictates of Islam, showing his interest developed prior to his high school years. see article
We have developing generations of boys in California that are forced to learn from the same textbook. Amazingly, the school officials suddenly claim they have no impact on our children. They claim asking our children to imagine being in acts of worship to Allah, and writing why other nations are attracted to Islam, would not lead them to Islam. When the teacher at Byron County and my son's school asked children to get on their hands and knees and repeat words of prayer to Allah, that, in fact, made them Muslim. Islam claims that all it takes to become Muslim is to repeat the words chanted by children in Byron County. California schools have technically inducted children into Islam.
As a footwashing evangelist, I understand how people are led to accept beliefs because Jesus told us more than one parable about planting seeds. In the parable of the four soils, Jesus explains that His words of life are the good seed and the soil is men’s hearts. Jesus also cautions us about bad seeds. We must guard what is planted in our hearts and in our son’s hearts. California has been planting some big seeds for Islam while hardening hearts toward Christianity. California bears responsibility. John Walker Lindh is the fruit of California’s efforts. He was a young IMPRESSIONABLE child, just as my son is. Those seeds planted by California in John Walker Lindh’s heart were then watered and grew by other sources. But make no mistake California planted them and are planting many more every year in all our children through the Houghton Mifflin textbooks.
Public schools in other states have purchased Across the Centuries as well, including Jose Padilla/Abdullah Al Muhajir's old elementary school in Chicago. Our Dept. of Defense is searching for other Americans who have converted to Islam and are fighting for the terrorists. It's so hard to believe that we currently have textbooks that state, "Imagine you are a Muslim soldier..." In spite of 9-11, there will be more John Walker Lindhs if California’s Department of “Education” is allowed to continue.
How did John Walker Lindh end up in the Taliban? What kind of person was he before?
How did a sweet kid end up with a gun in Afghanistan? Answer: Ever read the Qur’an? Many California schools ask the children to memorize verses of the Qur’an. Islam is said to be the fastest growing religion in California. Statistics showed Islam would be the number one religion in Southern California by the year 2015. How did that happen? Could it be the generation of 12 year olds who started reading Houghton Mifflin textbooks eleven years ago are now, as young adults, converting? Why wouldn’t they, it sounds so wonderful in school.
Not only that, but the Council of Islamic Education, (CIE) who wrote "Teaching about Religion" has stated our weakness to be the study of religion is too superficial to the younger grades. They want more depth of religious teaching to our younger more impressionable children. Does California intend to personally fill the ranks of Muslim soldiers? Train them young, as the suicide bomber training in Islamic nations begins in kindergarten, look how successful it is, how determined the followers.
Soundvoice.com distributes information about how to direct schools to teach Islam. They state, "School students are routinely exposed in their classroom to new information and opinions, hence they tend to be more receptive to new beliefs and ideas. Schools are therefore fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students. Muslim students should take ample advantage of this opportunity and expose their school mates to the beautiful beliefs of Islam." The beautiful beliefs of Islam have created a NIGHTMARE for John Walker.
Meanwhile our own school officials insist all this promotion of Islam has no effect on our children. One of the children that prayed to Allah on his hands and knees, reciting the Muslim prayer in demonstration at my local school, said that when he went home he tried it again when he was alone. CHILDREN ARE IMPRESSIONABLE. And so was John Walker. Continued on Page 2