complains the word jihad has gone through an "amazing cultural reorchestration" in textbooks, losing any connotation of violence. He cites Houghton Mifflin's popular middle school text, "Across the Centuries," which has been approved for use in Montgomery County Schools. It defines "jihad" as a struggle "to do one's best to resist temptation and overcome evil."
Monday, June 23, 2008
According to the American Textbook Council (ATC), school textbooks have redefined the word "Jihad" in a politically correct attempt not to offend anyone (except, of course, people who care about historical accuracy). According to the New York Examiner, Gilbert Sewall, director of the ATC: