AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A resolution before the Texas State Board of Education says some world history textbooks push a pro-Muslim, anti-Christian view.
The board plans to vote on the issue next week, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Texas recently went through a bruising debate about the teaching of U.S. history. While social conservatives on the board won most of what they wanted, two of them lost in the Republican primary and will be off the board next year, the newspaper said.
Randy Rives, an Odessa businessman who ran unsuccessfully for the board in the primary, proposed the resolution.
"Diverse reviewers have repeatedly documented gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian distortions in social studies texts," the draft resolution says.
The resolution also charges some texts present "sanitized definitions of 'jihad' that exclude religious intolerance or military aggression." It says textbooks devote more space to Islam and emphasize Christian violence against Muslims during the Crusades while downplaying or omitting similar actions by Muslims, the newspaper said.
Some board members charge that "Middle Easterners" are investing in U.S. textbook companies to push their views.