How Textbooks Distort History And Religion

Maxime Myer-Smith reviews “The Trouble with Textbooks: ”

ybarraThe investigation uncovered 500 misrepresentations about Islam, Christianity and Judaism, including disparate treatment of the three religions. For instance, the authors found that the teacher’s overview for World Cultures and Geography: Eastern Hemisphere and Europe (McDougal Littell) suggests that "Judaism is a story of exile" and "Christians believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah." In contrast, about Islam, the same textbook stated: "The Qu’ran is the collection of God’s revelations to Muhammad." (Emphases appear in The Trouble with Textbooks: Distorting History and Religion.) The authors note that the wording dealing with Judaism and Christianity implies those religions are based on fables, whereas the language about Islam suggests that it is a religion based on fact and should be treated with due reverence.

CAMERA: Book Review: The Trouble With Textbooks: Distorting History And Religion

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