History textbook has ‘Muslim bias’, claims Florida Republican politician

A Brevard County high school history textbook contains too much information about Islam and not enough about other religions, a state lawmaker says.

Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, wants the AP textbook “World History” out of Brevard classrooms because of what he calls “Muslim bias.” Workman says important parts written about the history of Muslim civilizations have been left out. “It fails to mention tens of thousands of Jews and nonbelievers were slaughtered at the hands of Mohammed, just like the Crusaders did years prior. It’s a very one sided slant,” Workman said.

The book’s publisher, Pearson, says they adhere to the highest editorial standards and a review of the textbook found that it is balanced.

My Fox Orlando, 25 July 2013