14 Nov 2013

APT runs ads in multiple Massachusetts newspapers about hateful education materials in Newton schools

Starting Wednesday, October 23, Americans for Peace and Tolerance will begin to run ads in Massachusetts area newspapers calling on Newton Public Schools to remove hateful education materials from their curricula. The ads urge taxpayers to contact Newton School Committee Chair Matt Hills and Mayor Setti Warren and express their

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14 Nov 2013

Open Letter to Mayor Setti Warren

Dear Mayor Warren, In the three years since you took office, many of us have come to recognize your outstanding leadership and commitment to facing difficult decisions and doing what’s best for Newton citizens. We recall your door-to-door campaign, which symbolizes your personal approach, showing a sincere desire to understand

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14 Nov 2013

Our Position: Saudi Funded Propaganda in Newton Schools

Ever since Tony Paliuso’s daughter, a student at Newton South, asked her father if Jews really torture and murder Palestinian women in Israeli jails – as she learned in class — Jewish parents and community members have been trying to find out just what is being taught in the Newton

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14 Nov 2013

The School Committee’s Response: Newton schools remain focused on academic integrity

The Newton public schools have long been recognized as among the very best schools in Massachusetts and the United States. Their excellence has been achieved over many years by a community that enthusiastically supports its schools, outstanding teachers and educational leadership, and a constantly improving first-class curriculum for our 21

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14 Nov 2013

A Muslim Primer

“Islam and the Quran created major improvements in the status of women.” “They were oases in a desert of misogyny.” [p. 173] Under Islamic law, “Women’s testimony is worth half of man’s. This is an attempt to forego distraction from family responsibilities and protect women from the rigor and discomfort

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14 Nov 2013

Flashpoints Country Briefing: Israel-Palestine

Shows Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine [there is no state of Palestine] and Tel-Aviv as the capital of Israel [and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel]. Claims that “Fundamental Judaism” is the reason “Israeli Defense Forces feel free to invade and re-occupy Palestinian territory at will.” “Zionist settlers feel

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21 Oct 2013

Arab World Studies Notebook

Claims that: “Muslims sailed across the Atlantic and “discovered” the New World in the year 889. … Muslims spread across North, Central, and South America and throughout the Caribbean before the arrival of Columbus. Later, English explorers in North America supposedly met “Iroquois and Algonquin chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim

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