ADL Disappointed by Texas State Board of Education’s Consideration of Offensive Resolution

September 16, 2010 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed disappointment and concern that the Texas State Board of Education is considering a resolution alleging pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias in Texas social studies textbooks.

ADL issued the following statement:

This resolution is offensive and objectionable. It smacks of the Board of Education favoring one religion over another and does a disservice by fueling anti-Islamic prejudice at a time when sensitivities are high.

We urge the State Board of Education members to reject and publicly denounce this resolution.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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