TRAIN UP A CHILD
Hamas designs terror inspired ‘Snakes and Ladders’
April 11, 2017 — The Times of Israel reports: “A terrorism inspired children’s board game based on ‘Snakes and Ladders’ that glorifies the Hamas terror group is set to soon hit store shelves in the Gaza Strip.
According to Middle East Media Research Institute, ‘Reaching Jerusalem’ was designed by Muhammad Ramadan Al-Amriti, an employee of the Hamas Interior Ministry who has previously produced and directed videos praising Hamas and terror attacks against Israel.
In a post on his Facebook page, Al-Amriti said the purpose of the game is to teach Palestinian children the proper tenets of Islam and ‘that return to the homeland will be achieved only through resistance and jihad.’
In the game, players attempt to reach Jerusalem, which on the board is illustrated by the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, assisted by ‘ladders’ in the form of Hamas made rockets and underground attack tunnels, the two primary means by which the terror group focuses its efforts on to attack Israel.
Like in the classic game, players must avoid landing on the ‘snakes’ in order not to be set back, which in ‘Reaching Jerusalem’ take the form of IDF tanks and helicopters…” (Proverbs 22:6 states: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This is seen in the New Testament in the life of Timothy. Paul writes in II Timothy 1:5: “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which first dwelt in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded in thee also.” Islam also believes in training up a child – but not to follow the Lord. The Islamic State refers to them as “Cubs of the Caliphate” and has released training videos showing them murdering helpless prisoners. How warped can these barbarians be? Jesus said in Matthew 19:14: “…Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And in Matthew 18:6 He stated: “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” See the next two reports.)
New Palestinian textbooks ‘teach students to be martyrs’
April 4, 2017 — The Times of Israel reports: “The Palestinian Authority’s new textbooks for first to fourth grades demonize Israel and glorify ‘martyrdom,’ a report published Sunday claims, citing an ‘alarming deterioration’ since a previous study.
The report, by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), says that the 2016-2017 elementary school curriculum in the PA ‘teaches students to be martyrs, demonizes and denies the existence of Israel, and focuses on a ‘return’ to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.’
The report by the Jerusalem-based group comes as Israeli officials continue to call on Palestinian officials to halt what they see as the demonization of Israel in textbooks and other materials aimed at children. They say the textbooks are a key source of incitement that drives terror attacks.
Among the textbook materials cited in the report are maps that don’t show Israel and passages that appear to glorify attackers…”
Feds fund ‘how to be a good Muslim’ lessons for U.S. schoolkids
April 7, 2017 — WND.com reports: “A Christian organization has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding the department pull its support for what it calls ‘an Islamic Sunday School program’ for public-school students.
If DeVos does not respond within 60 days, the Christian Action Network says it will file a federal lawsuit against the DOE and the producer of the ‘Access Islam’ lesson plans.
CAN sent the letter to DeVos March 28 claiming the ‘Access Islam’ program is a gross violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution’s ‘establishment clause’ because it promotes one religion over the others in lesson plans used throughout the country by teachers in grades five through 12.
CAN says it is not aware of any federal funding of comparable programs on Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or any other major religion. But the ‘Access Islam’ program teaches students how to convert to Islam and how to practice its ‘Five Pillars.’
Produced by an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System, it also provides extensive interviews with Muslims who speak about the positive aspects of Islam from a spiritual perspective.
‘There is not one mention about the history of Islam,’ said Martin Mawyer, president of CAN. ‘It’s all about how to be a good Muslim. I can’t find anything on their website that links to programs on how to be a good Christian, Jew or Hindu.’…”