July 25th, 2010 12:57 EST
Calif. Schools and Islamophobes
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."