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A school board in Florida, which wields considerable influence on the curricula of public schools nationwide, has decided to keep a controversial world history textbook that has been criticized for sanitizing Islamâ€™s violent history while diminishing Christianity.
The decision Monday by the Volusia County board, without a formal vote, came after hearing four hours of public comment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
An opponent of the book at the hearing Monday, Walter Hanford, said it â€śwhitewashesâ€ť the history of Islam, including the involvement of Muslims in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the Daytona Beach paper reported.
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has called protests against the book â€śun-American.â€ť...