Monday, June 23, 2008

Politically Correct school textbooks redefining "Jihad"

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:
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."

1 comment:

Nashida Hakim said...

Technically, that is one definition, the one usually quoted by Muslims when asked. The definition we are all familiar with (the killing-unbelievers one) is another sense of the word.