California school district reverses decision and cancels lesson plan that involved Holocaust denial

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Yesterday I reported on the California school district, the Rialto United, was defending a writing assignment on confirming or denying Holocaust. I said it best illustrated how low the public school system had sunk … to the depths of hell. Reality is being debated in the public school. Truth is murdered, reason is a thought-crime, morality an unspeakable evil.

The school  defended the indefensible — obliterating reality.

But  parents and good, decent people weren’t having it, and the school reversed its position following a storm of criticism — thanks to facebook, twitter and email. Excelsior!

The school claims they received a death threat, but who can believe them? Let’s have a class lesson on whether there was or there wasn’t a death threat, and even if it was — was it really real?

California school district cancels lesson plan that involved Holocaust denial, FOX News, May 6, 2014

Following a storm of criticism – and at least one death threat – a California school district Monday canceled a lesson plan that instructed middle school students to make arguments denying the Holocaust happened.

The assignment, aimed at eighth-grade students in Southern California’s Rialto Unified School District, sought to teach children to learn the nature of propaganda.

“Some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual event, but instead is a propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain,” the assignment said, according to a document posted by The Daily Bulletin. “You will read and discuss multiple, credible articles on the issue, and write an argumentative essay, based upon cited textual evidence, in which you explain whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

But critics said the assignment risked misleading the 13- and 14-year-old students into believing that propaganda about the Holocaust bears factual legitimacy.

“Whatever (the district’s) motivation, it ends up elevating hate and history to the same level,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, told FoxNews.com on Monday. “We should train our kids to have critical thinking, but the problem here is the teacher confused teaching critical thinking with common sense, because common sense dictates you don’t comingle propaganda with common truth.”

Cooper added that although teaching children about the nature of propaganda is a worthy lesson plan, the district would have been better off having children research Holocaust denial, while meeting with local survivors of the genocide.

In a statement, the district said Monday afternoon the interim superintendent will be speaking with its educational services department to “assure that any reference to Holocaust ‘not occurring’ will be stricken on any current or future argumentative research assignments.”

“The Holocaust is and should be taught in classrooms with sensitivity and profound consideration to the victims who endured the atrocities committed,” the statement reads. “We believe in the words of George Santayana, ‘Those who cannot learn from history are bound to repeat it.’”

Rialto police said one person made a number of calls to police with specific death threats directed at a district spokeswoman and the interim superintendent. Two officers were at the campus on Monday and authorities are investigating the incident.

The Holocaust, which began in 1933 and ended in 1945 with the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, was the mass extermination of up to 11 million people, including six million Jews, resulting in the murder of nearly two-thirds of Europe’s Jewery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  1. Mainstream American Mohammedanism is identical to Nazism.

    Mohammed Z. Islam – that’s the name of the interim Superintendent. You can’t make this stuff up. While at the same time we’re told about the satanic death cult that we need to “Respect it!”.

    Has Mohammed Z. Islam condemned Hamas-linked CAIR and the subhuman “Palestinian” people? Has he condemned 9/11 and Abu Hamza?

    Here’s a bet that we’ll be told he’s a “moderate” Quranimal – just like Yasir Qadhi, Anwar al-Awlaki, and Suhaib Webb. Being a “moderate” American Mohammedan is like being a “moderate” Nazi war criminal.

    Our enemy becomes more bold and more evil with each passing day. How long before American girls are being raped and sold into slavery by the subhuman Mohammedan, the way that Kuffar girls are treated by the global Left in Britain and Nigeria?

    At least as their being raped in Mohammed’s name, the victims can lay back and think of Common Core.

    1. Please calm down and stop your hatred.

      Firstly, You talk about 9.11 and Abu Hamza.Sharia does not allow terrorism – its seen as a huge crime, you should know this. I understand right wing blogs may not present this type of scholarly and accurate information but still it’s your duty to learn:

      http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/terrorism-is-hirabah-in-sharia-law-by.html

      2ndly, MUSLIM scholar Yasir Qadhi is against holocaust denial:

      http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/california-school-holocaust-writing.html

      3rdly, the abduction of girls (as in Nigeria) has been condemned and denounced as un-Islamic by Muslim scholar here:

      http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/unislamic-nigerian-kidnapping-of-school.html

      4thly I appeal again to people to move away from anti-muslim feeling. Far right people and those linked to them are moving away from the far right. I ask you to research Islam with an open heart.

      1. you do understand what the word taqiyya means? if not then please stop posting things that are lies.

        1. Thank’s for calling a muzzie-liar his disgusting name. You do not trust them—because of TAQIYYA–simple rule and it works out just fine.
          Islam where freedom ends and slavery is forever.

      2. Sharia does not allow terrorism – its seen as a huge crime, you should know this.

        Utterly misleading propaganda, sir. Of course, Moslems don’t call
        it terror, but in fact Islam has endorsed, supported, and practiced
        violence to spread the faith and to keep adherents in line since its
        inception. Just a few examples that barely scratch the surface:

        1) The practice of killing apostates- approved by that murderous con artist Muhammad is rooted in Islamic scripture and tradition. That, sir is another word for terror in my book.

        2) Shariah explicitly dictates that Islam will reign supreme among religions, and that adherents to other faiths, when they are tolerated, must “submit with willing submission”, including paying taxes to which Moslems are not subject. If they don’t “submit willingly”, they are to be enslaved or murdered. That, sir, is another word for terror in my book: my mama didn’t raise no slave.

        3) Anyone who maligns or “insults” that nutcase so-called prophet who allegedly started the murderous ideology (i.e. Muhammad) is to be murdered. Many Moslems take a very expansive view of what constitutes “insulting” the mentally deranged prophet who was the “role-model” for all men. That too, sir, is terror in my book.

        Partly it’s a matter of semantic games that Moslems like to play with kuffars. Many Moslems will say they oppose the taking of innocent life, and that plays well with people grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition. But who is “innocent”? Well, as Anjem Choudary put it in reference to the London bombings of July 2005, the victims were not innocent because they were not Moslems. You see, since they had not accepted Allah, theyhad committed a crime against God.

        Your faith sir, is steeped in violence and violent aggression from its very inception. It is unique among major faiths in that regard.

        As for me, I will not designate Islam as a religion: it is simply another of the murderous ideologies that have invested humanity. Why do I say such a harsh thing? My reasoning is simple, if somewhat arbitrary: any group which one cannot leave peacefully does not qualify as a religion.

          1. No, old’guy, he probably didn’t hear. We see a number of these apologists for Islam waltz through here, and rarely do they attempt considered rebuttals when their view of truth is challenged. In truth, I admit that some of these “challenges” are rather insipid and rude.

            We had a Malaysian (Indonesian?) Moslem woman here a few weeks ago (Nur, I believe) who was an exception to that rule. At least in terms of style, I’d say she outclassed those of use who responded to her. I was probably part of the group that chased her away, and I’m sorry to have seen her leave the field of battle of words.

          2. Muslimes don’t resort to the crudity of reasoned argument to defend pisslam in any of their islam0nazi cesspools — they merely imprison or murder those criticising pisslam.

      3. There is a lot to hate about the satanic false god Mohammed: that’s a religious obligation. You can give up on trying to change the second commandment.

        But never and nowhere have I evinced any hatred toward “Muslims”. In the Middle Ages when there existed a monotheistic “Islam”, some “Muslims” were righteous, good people. Lovable and cuddly. All that ended when your god incarnate abdicated in 1924. The death cult we see in the Middle East today has NOTHING to do with historical “Islam” and “Muslims”.

        To explain with a few examples:

        “Muslims” were monotheistic. Mohammedan worship a satanic false god.

        “Muslims” behaved with dignity and grace. The “Palestinian” people behave worse than animals (animal mothers love their children).

        “Muslims” were tolerant and benevolent. The OIC is satanic and evil.

        Now to respond to your Taqiyya.

        Firstly – When the American Mohammedan colonists saw a cartoon they don’t like they reacted with unbridled rage. Embassies were burnt, hundreds were slaughtered, thousands were raped. Because of a cartoon!

        Compare that to how the American Mohammedan community reacted to 9/11. Not a WORD of condemnation (until they realized they faced genocide if they didn’t condemn – and even then it was weak tea). Not a WORD of apology (9/11 would not have happened if American Mohammedan had stood against Shari’ah and the “Palestinian” people). Not a WORD of appreciation (the American people had the right under Shari’ah to kill every American Mohammedan for having broken their covenant of security – instead President Bush went to pray at a Mosque in solidarity).

        So has Mohammed Z. Islam condemned 9/11 and Abu Hamza? Has he condemned the subhuman “Palestinian” people and the OIC? Don’t talk to me about what you think Shari’ah does or does not include – where is the cartoon-style condemnation of the Ummah’s sins?

        2ndly – Yasir Qadhi is pure Evil. He is no different than Jeremiah Wright or Anwar al-Awlaki. He supports the subhuman “Palestinian” people and worships the satanic false god Mohammed. The fact that he himself is too cowardly to put on the Quranic suicide belt doesn’t make him a moderate – it makes him a wimp.

        3rdly – when I see as much passion against Quranic sex slavery as I see about cartoons or your Jewish enemy; then I’ll believe it. Simply saying, “Quranic Sex Slavery is wrong because it makes us look bad” is worthless. Let’s see you burn down some embassies. Let’s see you BDS some Quranic rapists – then I’ll believe you.

        4thly – there hasn’t been a “Muslim” since your god incarnate abdicated in 1924. And as I mentioned, it is a religious obligation (second commandment) to hate the false god Mohammed – so that’s not changing.

        1. you wrote too many words. the average person will not read or understand what you said. you are right but reading has become a serious deficit for Americans today. even those who do read fail to understand what they are reading. sad, is it not?

      4. Muslims are BIG on “scholarship”. Muslims in the West exude reverence for “scholarship”. They will search high and low through millions and millions of “Muslims” to find the “scholar” who has written or purportedly said, in effect, “killing people is Bad”, “abduction of girls is Bad”, “I am against denying an historical fact — the Holocaust”.

        This is a war of great “scholarly” deception. You, papa, are lying through your teeth. You know full well that thousands and thousands of Muslims from all cultures, all countries around the world are adamantly convinced that their murderous bloodlusts and paths of Jihadi terrorism come straight from the core teachings of the “prophet”.

        You know full well,papa, that Islam has refreshed and refreshed again and again its Jihad on all non-believers. You know that Terrorism as practiced by Muslims comes with Allah’s specific blessing. The “shakers and movers” in the Islamic cult know what you are doing, playing around in Western media with “scholarship”, but all Muslims know what ultimately they are aiming for. Our Deaths. Our subjugation. Our destruction.

        If you took your “scholarship” to Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Mali, or just to a downtown London mosque, to name just a few locations, you would be faced with the decision of your life — continue to preach these lies to your brother Muslims and wait for their swords to be drawn across your throat, or say, “Allahu Akbar” and pick up your suicide belt.

        1. unfortunately that scholarship pertains to only reading and memorizing the Koran and the other bs Islamic writing. I was going to say thought but they do not think and that is part of the problem.

      5. Hundreds of people are killed each DAY!! in the name of Alla, many of which are Muslim’s them selves…

        Islam as a religion and a culture, is a primitive, ruthless, compassion less, imperialistic, tyrannical, chauvinistic, misogynistic, stagnated death cult with a profound inferiority complex that is masked by a facade of self delusional superiority and Messianic visions of world domination.

        Islam which on a comparative examination to it’s sister Abrahamic religions (Judaism & Christianity) is nothing more then a clumsy exercise of cut and paste from Judaism/Christianity with a healthy chunk of good old pagan Arab, nomad savage barbarism…

        Many of the so called “Muslim laws” which are often vague, unclear, ambiguous and sometimes down right nonsensical, were actually taken from the original Hebrew law and were completely warped due to very poor translation… The whole damned religion is a shameless fake.

        The “moderate” quotes that you bring to prove the “peacefulness” of Islam are at best just a drop in the ocean and at worse a poor attempt to advocate for your Satanic cult of savage barbarism.

        Any truly tolerant, moderate, peace loving Muslim is very hard to come by as this rare type of Muslims, usually convert to Christianity or never comes out of the closet of Islam, for fear of deadly persecution…

        1. a peace loving muslim is a contradiction in terms. dar al harb is the house of war and dar al islam is the house of peace but only if you lose the dar al harb. see what they mean.

    2. Sharia does not allow terrorism – its seen as a huge crime, you should know this.

      Utterly misleading propaganda, sir. Of course, Moslems don’t call it terror, but in fact Islam has endorsed, supported, and practiced violence to spread the faith and to keep adherents in line since its inception. Just a few examples that barely scratch the surface:

      1) The practice of killing apostates- approved by that murderous con artist Muhammad is rooted in Islamic scripture and tradition. That, sir is another word for terror in my book.

      2) Shariah explicitly dictates that Islam will reign supreme among religions, and that adherents to other faiths, when they are tolerated, must “submit with willing submission”, including paying taxes to which Moslems are not subject. If they don’t “submit willingly”, they are to be enslaved or murdered. That, sir, is another word for terror in my book: my mama didn’t raise no slave.

      3) Anyone who maligns or “insults” that nutcase so-called prophet who allegedly started the murderous ideology (i. Muhammad) is to be murdered. Many Moslems take a very expansive view of what constitutes “insulting” the mentally deranged prophet who was the “role-model” for all men. That too, sir, is terror in my book.

      Partly it’s a matter of semantic games that Moslems like to play with kuffars. Many Moslems will say they oppose the taking of innocent life, and that plays well with people grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition. But who is “innocent”? Well, as Anjem Choudary put it in reference to the London bombings of July 2005, the victims were not innocent because they were not Moslems. You see, since they had not accepted Allah, they had committed a crime against God.

      Your faith sir, is steeped in violence and violent aggression from its very inception. It is unique among major faiths in that regard.

      As for me, I will not designate Islam as a religion: it is simply another of the murderous ideologies that have invested humanity. Why do I say such a harsh thing? My reasoning is simple, if somewhat arbitrary: any group which one cannot leave peacefully does not qualify as a religion.

  2. Why use a historical event when they could have gotten all the propaganda they want from the main stream media?

  3. Everybody knows that Islam is a peaceful religion. All of the atrocities that you read about and see on TV are all Zionist propaganda. You cannot believe the Jews when it comes to Islamic terror.

      1. Dang, ‘Tyranny-

        I had a brilliant, insightful, bitterly cutting riposte in mind, and you ruined it!

      2. So true, I am told I have a very nasty, sarcastic mouth. In the current political climate, Tyranny, you are so right. The issues are very serious, nothing funny about them, in fact, word fear comes to mind.

  4. Although it is good news that, as a results of being challenged, the school authorities are backing down in this case, it is not truly cause for celebration. There needs to be a good look at who was behind this, what their motives appear to be, and how to prevent recurrence of this kind of propaganda in the name of education. I suspect heads need to roll, but, given the unions behind the school personnel, even if the county wanted to so, they could not.

  5. Why not have an essay project – Was Slavery For Real? The intro could say something like nobody knows for sure what happened in America in the 1600s and 1700s. All those blacks could’ve been working for an early placement service or temp agency. They could’ve had union cards, too, and been paid fairly for all that work they did.

    You can’t do that, of course, because it’s not cool to do something that questions black experiences or in some way makes light of them. It’s only hip and cool to do things that mock White people, traditional American values, and Jewish people.

    I hope people stay angry at the school system in this story as well as keep an eye on the crap their own kids are exposed to in their schools around the country.

    1. yes, and while they’re st it, mock actual marriage and smear them with “Hater/Bigot” for NOT going along with ‘change’ (for political expediency)
      not much overwhelmingly advances by way of the completecrap idea of ‘homo’ phobia than ‘islomo’ phobia’

  6. Excellent. Clearly a metastasized tumor containing academia’s “ideology of moral relativism” as been exposed at the Rialto school district. Regressives… they just don’t seem to be able to operate with impunity any more. 8-)

    1. R U serious? Tejas, under Rick Perry, instituted the teaching of islamic propaganda as fact in the Tejas public school system. Rick Perry is a known, proven, islam0nazi collaborator — if not a muslime himself.

        1. I’ll tell ya what, when Governor Moonbeam of California sent CalTrans workers to work in Soddy Barbaria, and the muslimes there wanted proof that none of the workers were Jewish, he told them to take them all as is, or none of them at all.

  7. I cannot even think the stupidest person in California (Pelosi maybe) can honestly say all the film and pictures of those who survived the Holocaust are faked. The technical ability was not there for the normal person. I know men who helped liberate and even were incarcerated in those camps. Next they will have us believe the Bataan Death March was a boy scout trip.

  8. I wonder if perhaps we should contact these Rialto school district people and tell them that in order to balance this obvious attack on the Jewish people (not to mention the European Christians who put their own lives at risk to help their Jewish countrymen escape the Nazis) they must now give the students an assignment in which they must argue as to whether islam is a Jew hating, Christian hating, terrorist loving, bigoted and intolerant religion.

  9. “Truth is murdered, reason is a thought-crime”
    How true you are Pammy! And that’s why the school cancelled their lesson plan! Pray to the Holy Alter of the Holohoax!