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The call for a special committee to examine religious education in schools came yesterday from Hans-Gert Pöttering, the German Christian Democrat, who heads the largest group of MEPs. Pottering, head of the federalist European People’s Party suggested in a debate about the crisis brought about by Islamic intolerance to cartoons published in a Danish newspaper, that the EU should co-operate with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to establish a textbook review committee.
This committee would screen existing and new publications intended for use in religious and history teaching in European schools and colleges. In other words, Islamic representatives would be invited to edit material about Islamic faith and the centuries of bloody conflict between the western and the Muslim worlds, effectively rewriting European history from an Islamic perspective! It is an astonishing act of appeasement.
During a debate intended to show Europe's unity in the face of the row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, he said textbooks should be checked to ensure they promoted European values without propagating religious stereotypes or prejudice.
He also suggested that the EU could co-operate with the 56-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference, which has its headquarters in Saudi Arabia, to create a textbook review committee.
"They could help to choose the experts to sit on this committee," he said.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Don't expect to learn anything from highschool textbooks,
regardless of who 'approves' them.