Public invited to meeting to discuss presentation of Islam in seventh-grade history textbook

An upcoming townhall-style meeting will discuss errors in the presentation of Islam in the seventh-grade history textbook currently in use in San Dieguito Union High School District middle schools and throughout the state.

Local residents James Freedman, Linda Sax and Michael Hayutin recently published an analysis of portions of the textbook, titled “World History: Medieval to Early Modern Times.” The 21-page report focuses on sections of Chapter 3 (“The Rise of Islam”) and Chapter 4 (“The Spread of Islam”) and identifies 22 points in the textbook that the three authors believe are misleading or inaccurate representations of Islam.

The meeting, sponsored by Hayutin Sax and Freedman, will focus exclusively on the accuracy of the information in the textbook and will feature a panel consisting of an Islamic expert, a rabbi and a retired Marine.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075, in the Community Room.

For a copy of the 21-page report or any questions, write to asecureamerica@gmail.com.”

   
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