As a devout lover of Jesus, Fox's resident racist and homophobic culture warrior Todd "Toddles" Starnes, is always on the alert for examples of the pressing problem of Islamic indoctrination in the public schools. Christian crusader Starnes recently broke the story (carried by Fox Nation, Fox News Insider, and Fox Radio) about a Tennessee student field trip to OMG a mosque and a Hindu temple. After parents complained that the students were given Korans, the school revised its field trip policy. So far, so good because religious groups shouldn't be handing out materials. But what Starnes is really upset about is that those who opted out were asked to do a paper that was based on material that was supposedly biased towards Islam. This is nothing new for Toddles. Back in August, Starnes appeared on Hannity where he advanced a Christian jihad against a Florida textbook that was supposedly biased against Jesus! This week he was back for more paranoia and a little Christian lie about Islamic indoctrination. You just can't make this up, folks.
Despite the fact that the trip included a visit to a Hindu temple, Hannity's backdrop was "Mosque Field Trip." He reported all the details of this latest faux Fox outrage gleaned from Starnes article. He introduced his guest, Todd Starnes, who must still be seething about how Miss Kansas lost the Miss America crown to the heathen, un-American Miss New York. Hannity said that he didn't "blame the parents for being mad."
Starnes said that an upset parent "reached out" to him about how the students heard Koranic readings and received copies of the Koran. He also noted that the students meditated at the Hindu temple. But what he found "even more disturbing" was the assignment, given to a student who opted out, to do a paper comparing Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. According to Starnes, the background material had only one page for Jesus, two thirds of a page for Gandhi, and five pages for Islam and this, of course, is evidence of creeping sharia. The sidebar chyron was "Mosque Field Trip." Starnes took umbrage with the title of the assignment: "Religious Tolerance in Islam." (Oh, no, only Christians are tolerant!)
Hannity asked if this is "indoctrination." Toddles responded that the parents "certainly think it's indoctrination." He continued to whine about how "many people who reach out to him" on his website say the same thing because "it's happening in their children's classrooms and texbooks that their kids are being indoctrinated" all while "Christianity is being shoved out of the public school system and they're inviting Islam in."
College drop out Hannity opined that this is because "there's a fear to take on radical Islam." Hannity, not a historian, predicted that in future years, this era will be considered "the rise of radical Islamists." He claimed that Islam is presented as a peaceful religion because there is "reluctance" to discuss radical Islam. (The textbook Toddles whined about does discuss radical Islam)
Jesus BFF Starnes then told a lie when expressed outrage over the statement, in the educational material that the paper was based on, that Muslims treated their conquered people better than the US treats minorities. The quote, from Toddles article, does not use the present tense of treat: “If we were to compare the attitude of the Muslim rulers towards the minorities living under their rule during the nineteenth century – with the attitude of the Europeans and the Americans towards their minorities, I dare to say that the record of the Muslims would be better." (Which is actually accurate given that Muslims, at that time, did exhibit tolerance towards Christians and Jews while in America, Mormons were being openly persecuted, the native-Americans brutalized, Jews and Catholics discriminated against, and African-Americans subject to the tyranny of Jim Crow.)
His eyes got wide as he said that this is being taught "all across the country." He blithered about how the ACLU said that students can't take field trips to religious venues. What he didn't say was that this was a case in which students were openly proselytized by Christians. It went far further than field trips. He joked that he would "bet a jug of sweet tea" that kids will not be visiting Christians churches but will continue to go to mosques.
To Hannity's question of whether the school will continue the "indocrination," Starnes responded that while the trips have stopped, the bigger issue is "what is being taught and what do the textbooks say." (Hopefully it's fair & balanced like Fox News!)
Forget sweet tea. This was sweet Fox propaganda that hit on the memes of creeping Sharia in education and violent Islam. Not for nothing is Fox "the place where you can bash Islam with impunity."