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What Social Studies Teachers do not know about Islam is proving to be the icing on the cake for entities of the Muslim Brotherhood such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has a proven relationship with Hamas as shown in USA versus Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008. Social Studies Teachers are teachers who are expected to know vast amounts of history including world history, history of the United States, citizenship, and economics. But they are not required to be specialists in small parts of this vast field, though many do have favorite areas, they know more about.
One would think that since 9/11/2001 that we should have revised what we teach in social studies classes to combat Islamic terrorism. After we all, we basically won the war on communism through education. I propose a few simple truths be taught about Islam that are currently not taught in public schools under Common Core.
1) Muhammad took part in rebuilding a polytheist temple known as the Ka’aba. A person who believed in only one god most likely would not take part in rebuilding a polytheist temple.
“When they saw him thy said, ‘This is the trustworthy one. We are satisfied. This is Muhammad.’ When he came to them and they informed him of the matter he said, ‘Give me a cloak,’ and when it was brought to him he took the black stone and put it inside it and said that each tribe and said that each tribe should take hold of an end of the cloak and they should lift it together. They did this so that when they got it into position he placed it with his own hand, and then the building went on above it.” (Guillaume, A. The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah. Dhaka, Pakistan: University Press, 2000, p. 86.)
2) Muhammad never followed the first command of the Angel Gabriel: “read.” Muhammad never learned to read.
“An Angel came to him and asked him to read. Allah’s Messenger replied, “I do not know how to read.” The Prophet added, “Then the Angel held me (forcibly) and pressed me so hard that I felt distressed. Then he released me and again asked me to read, and I replied, ‘I do not know how to read.’ Thereupon he held me again and pressed me for the second time till I felt distressed. He then released me and asked me to read, but again I replied. ‘I do not know how to read.’ Thereupon he held me for the third time and pressed me till I got distressed, and then he released me and said, ‘Read, in the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists), has created man out of a clot, Read!” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 478)
3) Muhammad when insulted threatened physical harm to others:
“‘They said that they had never known anything like the trouble they had endured from this fellow; he had declared their mode of life foolish, insulted their forefathers, reviled their religion, divided the community, and cursed their gods. What they had borne was past all bearing, or words to that effect.’
“While they were discussing him the apostle came towards them and kissed the black stone, then he passed by them as he entered the temple. [Muhammad began the prayer walk around the Kaabah.] As he passed they said some injurious things about him. This I could see from his expression. He went on and as passed them the second time they attacked him similarly. This I could see from his expression. Then he passed the third time and, and they did the same. He stopped and said, ‘Will you listen to me O Quraysh? By him who holds my life in His hand I bring you slaughter.’” (Guillaume, p. 130-131.)
It is important to grasp this last one. The “religion of peace” has a prophet that threatens to do physical harm to those who insult him. This should expose that Islam is not a religion of peace at all. Why is this topic avoided?
It is Islamic sources that claim these three things. Only three simple things that Muslims should know if they read the Koran and the first Sirat (biography of Muhammad) written! If these three simple things were taught sharing the Islamic documents they come from, we would be doing nothing less than teaching than truth.