The Frogs are almost boiled:
Parents and teachers across France are up in arms over new textbooks which carry accounts of French history revised to avoid insulting ethnic minority pupils. They say common sense has been sacrificed to political correctness in French schools.
Natives of France now fear their identity will soon disappear along with their history.
Fear of offending Muslims? Â The existence of infidels is enough to offend Muslims. The soldiers of Allah are commanded to “kill the unbelievers down to the last one…” (click for more)
This is from last year:
A history teacher has beenÂ suspended in FranceÂ for spending “too much” class time on teaching the Holocaust.
The ministry’s report cites that in meeting with investigators, the teacher used the word “Holocaust” 14 times while using the more neutral term “massacre” only twice.
Seriously? She’s brainwashing her students because she used an internationally recognized term for the heinous crimes committed against Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and other “undesirables” by Nazi Germany? It’s hard to imagine a more preposterous condemnation. (More)
Political correctness gone mad:
France’s new history textbooks are enraging parents and teachers who call it political correctness gone mad.
Dimitri Casali, history professor and best-selling author on the newly-banished giants of France warns of dire consequences of the new educational policy.
“If we don’t teach our minorities the history of their adopted country, they won’t feel French. We’re already seeing riots on our streets,”Â Casali exclaims.
In the new textbook, the Crusades are now called insulting to Muslims, the Sun King Louis 14th is labeled imperialist and Napoleon is mocked as the Colonel Gaddafi of his day. The star of the new school books isÂ Mali’s previously little-known King Kankou MusaÂ who ruled over the West African country in the 13th century.
The purge even extends to literary giants like Victor Hugo, author of the world classic, Les Miserables.
France is already breaking up, believes Professor Casali, because its young people have no sense of identity. Parents are deeply concerned too.
Father-of-three Jean-Noel Villemin from Paris says,Â “We need to study even the worst pages of our history because you cannot understand politics today if you don’t understand history, if they want to understand and vote properly.”
Legal action is seen as the only way to stop the erasure of France’s national history.
“Schools now give 10 per cent of their schedule to the medieval African Mali Empire. I’ve studied it, and what exactly is its contribution to world development?”Â asks Parisian lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi.
Thousands signed a petition after lessons on the French Revolution were replaced by study of the African kingdom of Monomotapah, which many say they have never heard of. The Ministry of Education refused to be interviewed, but gave RT this statement:
“We are changing the school curriculum to reflect globalization. Monomotapah is being taught because it is important to have a view on other world cultures such as Egypt, China and India,”Â the statement reads.
A new European Parliament report has backed compulsory school lessons on the benefits of the EU, from “a very young age.” Critics say pupils are learning less and less about their own countries and warn that states which stop teaching their past will simply consign themselves to history.
I could care less about African history. Â Look how they live in the twenty first century. Â Take Nigeria,the government can’t properly redistribute the massive oil wealth among the extremely destitute citizens and then there is the Boko Haram Islamic organization that is trying to impose strict Wahabbism and sharia laws thru violence. Â The French should not be ashamed for the colonialnization and slavery of black Africans because it was African kings like king Kankou Musa that sold black Africans into the trans Atlantic slave trade. Why all this glorification of African kings and queens? Most Africans are living in extreme destitute living conditions and it is not the fault of France or other former European colonial powers. It is the fault of the African governments that are in control of their countries.French history should be made mandatory to all the school students in all the public schools in all of France. Why should French students be forced to study about African countries that are Â too primitive and full of tribal reprisals and political tyranny as the norm?
More onÂ this story. This Middle East Online report has additional information, but has a markedly different emphasis from the prior report. Here, Muslims have supposedly thrown up their hands in disillusionment with French democracy, which has “failed” them, turning instead to Islam, even as the report acknowledges “many residents are drawn to an Islamic identity rather than simply rejecting or failing to find a secular one.”
France has so rudely decided to continue being French (unmitigated Gauls, if you will), and expected people who come to live there to do likewise.
“State is not ‘halal’: resentful immigrants turn to Islam in France,” by Thibauld Malterre forÂ Middle East Online, October 7
‘Most people in France Â French people do not object to mixed marriages, but in the suburbs we were surprised to find a very large proportion of Muslim respondents said they were opposed to marriages with non-Muslims.’