| Massachusetts: Taxpayers sue over anti-Semitic, pro-Islam public school lessons
| Monday, August 20, 2018
Jihad Watch : At last, some pushback against what is a nationwide problem. “Massachusetts Taxpayers Sue Over Anti-Semitic, Pro-Islam School Lessons,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 17, 2018:
A group of Massachusetts-based taxpayers are suing the
school committee in the city of Newton, a wealthy, liberal enclave, over
what they claim is the leadership’s ongoing promotion of anti-Semitic
school materials and the promotion of Islamic religious beliefs,
according to an announcement from the organization handling the lawsuit.
Education Without Indoctrination, a local community group driving the
lawsuit, “claims multiple violations of the Massachusetts Open Meeting
Law stemming from the school committee’s handling of a burgeoning
scandal over anti-Semitic lessons and the promotion of Islamic religious
beliefs as objective facts in the public school district’s history
classes,” according to a press release from the group.
The lawsuit stems from a controversy of Newton Public Schools use of
what the group claims are “unvetted educational materials” produced by
the Saudi Arabian oil company ARAMCO and the Qatari government, which
has long been cited for its funding of terrorism.
“In teaching world history, Newton Public Schools (NPS) use unvetted
educational materials funded by the Saudi oil company ARAMCO and the
government of Qatar. As a result, Newton public school students are
propagandized with materials that slander Israel and the Jewish people,
and that falsify history to promote the Islamic religion in public
schools,” the press release states.
“Just this past May, Newton North High School invited an anti-Semitic
group to screen Palestinian propaganda films to its students,” it
continues. “For this, NPS Superintendent David Fleishman earned a rebuke
from the New England branch of the Anti-Defamation League and Boston’s
Jewish Community Relations Council.”
Concerned parents have been stonewalled in their attempts to gain
information from the school leadership about these activities, the group
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