Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, spoke to a massive crowd Saturday gathered for Olive Tree Ministries’ “Understanding the Times” conference in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
PJTN is a national organization that “educates, advocates and moves to activate Christians, Jews and all people of conscience in building a global community of action and prayer in support of Jews and Israel.”
Cardoza-Moore’s speech focused on the rising threat of anti-Semitic and pro-Islamist indoctrination in America’s public schools. Specifically, she focused on Pearson Publishing’s role in public education, noting that the publishing house “owns 80 percent of the textbooks” in America.
“You know, I’m going to go back and I’m going to tell everybody you would not believe Minnesota. We’re all out here in the country saying how the heck did Ilhan Omar get elected? Where was everybody? Well, we all know now,” she said before diving into her speech.
She began by familiarizing the audience with CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She quoted the group’s national director, who once told The Star Tribune that he’s “going to use education” to promote his Islamist agenda.
“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the U.S. to be Islamic at some time in the future, but I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to use education,” said Ibraham Hooper.
She then turned to Pearson Publishing, which she believes has a “monopoly on our children’s education.”
“They’re buying up all the smaller publishing companies and they’re not changing the name. They’re using the old name because they don’t want us to know,” she said.
She exposed the two-fold nature of their textbooks: an anti-America, anti-Judeo-Christian message, and a pro-Islamist message. Pearson’s textbooks “may have a different cover,” said Cardoza-Moore, but they’re “all basically the same textbook being used in every state across this country.”
One of the books states that treaties on international law are the “supreme law of the land,” as opposed to the U.S. Constitution. “There is no international treaty that supersedes the U.S. Constitution,” said Cardoza-Moore.
Many of Pearson’s textbooks also claim that the God of “Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the same God as Allah.” Others books include anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism, such as Pearson’s removal of Judaism as a world religion. Some books state that Israel refuses to return land to Palestine, while still others suggest that there would be no Israel without the Holocaust.
“This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. There was a man by the name of Haym Salomon who bankrolled the American Revolution for George Washington. In fact, in their final battle, Washington went to him and told him if they didn’t receive the funding to provide the boots and the food—the resources for his soldiers—they were going to lose the war. And Haym Salomon stepped up to the plate. Haym Salomon, a wealthy, Jewish banker died without a dime to his name, but he paid to make America the great nation that it is,” Cardoza-Moore said to applause.
Turning her attention to another textbook, Cardoza-Moore said that the author claims that Abraham, the founder of the Hebrews, migrated his family to Palestine, which she called a “concerted effort to remove all traces of Jewish ties to the land of Israel.”
“There was no Palestine, because when did Palestine enter the narrative in history? After the Romans,” she explained. “Do you see how they’re manipulating the text of the books, the curriculum to teach our children?
Meanwhile, Pearson’s World History textbook uses “classic Holocaust revisionism” to argue that the “horrors of the Holocaust” caused “worldwide support for an independent Jewish homeland.”
“It makes it sound like it was a Jew who decided to declare Israel a state. But what happened six months before? The United Nations voted to partition. The United Nations voted to establish the state of Israel,” Cardoza-Moore continued.
She then noted that many of the textbooks expose children to a pro-Islamist worldview and are written and produced with the help of “American Islamist groups and leaders.”
She quoted Shabbir Mansuri, founder and director of the Institute on Religious and Civic Values, who once said he’s waging a “bloodless revolution, promoting world cultures and faiths in America’s classrooms.” Mansuri is a publisher in 37 states for Pearson Publishing.
“Bloodless? Do we use those words when we’re educating our children?” Cardoza-Moore said.
Mansuri’s Institute on Religious and Civic Values was formerly known as the Council on Islamic Education. “He’s controlling the editing of our curriculum,” Cardoza-Moore commented. She claimed Mansuri serves as the editor of the “multicultural perspective” for Pearson.
She also revealed that Pearson is a British company but their mission statement is “to change the way America thinks.”
“They produce and publish textbooks for schools all over the world, but they want to change the way America thinks? What’s wrong with the way we think?” she said, stating that Pearson’s shareholders include the governments of Qatar, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
She concluded by noting that President Dwight D. Eisenhower asked America soldiers to document everything they saw when liberating the concentration camps because “someday, someone, like Pearson Publishing, is going to come along and try to say the Holocaust didn’t happen.”
Her full address can be watched below:
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Photo “Laurie Cardoza-Moore” by PJTN. Background Photo ” Understanding the Times Conference” by Jan Markell.