Saturday, August 17, 2019

Samia Shoman. The anti-Israel drafter of the California Ethnic Studies model curriculum.

The fix was in from the very beginning. The 18 member curriculum committee tasked with writing the new ethnic studies curriculum was peppered with die-hard Israel haters, including Palestinian -American educator Samia Shoman.

Samia Shoman wasted no opportunity to demonize Israel when she taught World History at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo.

Shoman's classroom was decorated with anti-Israel posters and propaganda.

Propaganda poster in Samia Shoman's classroom Hillsdale  High School

Samia Shoman's classroom featured a large Palestinian flag

Propaganda poster in Samia Shoman's classroom Hillsdale  High School

Her definition and examples of "truth", "fact", "perspective" and "narrative" were enough to make George Orwell reach for a drink.

Her  "Teaching Palestine" curriculum and its accompanying material are available online.   Her teaching incorporates the long-discredited 4 part map "Palestinian loss of land".  She spreads the Mohammed al-Durrah blood libel- the one that gave rise to the term  "Pallywood,"  writing:

"In Gaza, a French broadcast crew captured footage of a boy called Mohammed al-Durrah being shot repeatedly by Israeli forces as he clung to his father."

She rationalizes and excuses the suicide bombings that lead to thousands of Israeli civilian casualties during the second Intifada, decorating her classroom with material that glorifies the murderous attacks on pizza places, buses and cafes.  


Samia Shoman's 2011 handout to her history grade class was simply false, deliberately mischaracterizing Israel's security fence as a "485 mile long concrete barrier", used to "humiliate" the Palestinians.  

Samia Shoman: lies and indoctrination

Samia Shoman's biography describes her as a manager of English Learner and Compliance Programs in the San Mateo Union High School District. Before then, she taught high school social science in the Bay Area and poisoned minds for 16 years.

Samia Shoman's curriculum ignores truth, facts and history, excuses violence, and erases the relationship of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland. Her inexcusable bias and her ready dismissal of truth make her an inappropriate choice to work with students in a classroom setting. Likewise, Shoman should have no further role in drafting the California model ethnic studies.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just saying.....One of her twins is named "Jihad". (The other is Fillistine, because even Samia knows that there is no "P" in Arabic)

This is a cautionary tale- parents must be involved in their children's education. They must look at their handouts, their homework.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

HOLY SHIT! you weren't kidding when you said the fix was in! that's the high school my wife went to when i showed her this posting her jaw almost dropped. great job on digging up this latest example of how disgusting and insidious these BDSholes can be.

Mr. Cohen said...

Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan said:

“The issue between Arabs and Israelis goes
beyond policy disagreements. It’s deeply
rooted in the belief systems taught in
Muslim countries, which are anti-Semitic.”

SOURCE: In UNHRC Speech
Ex-Miss Iraq Sarah Idan Blasts Anti-Semitism
Biased Media Coverage Against Israel

by Shiryn Ghermezian 2019 July 3
www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/03/in-unhrc-speech-ex-miss-iraq-sarah-idan-blasts-antisemitism-biased-media-coverage-against-israel/

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Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan said:

“When I watched the news last month,
why did they never report that the
Hamas terrorist organization fired
nearly 700 rockets at Israeli civilians
in one weekend or that Hamas used
Palestinians in Gaza as human shields?

Why do they never condemn Hamas
for initiating the attacks?

Instead, they only show those
killed by the response, in
self-defense, and blame Israel.”

SOURCE: In UNHRC Speech Ex-Miss
Iraq Sarah Idan Blasts Anti-Semitism
Biased Media Coverage Against Israel

by Shiryn Ghermezian 2019 July 3
www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/03/in-unhrc-speech-ex-miss-iraq-sarah-idan-blasts-antisemitism-biased-media-coverage-against-israel/

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Sarah Idan [Former Miss Iraq] said:

“[Ilhan] Omar does not represent me as a Muslim,
(she) does not represent millions of Muslims in
the Middle East. You know like in Arab countries
we call her the Muslim Brotherhood…”

SOURCE:
Former Miss Iraq Blasts ‘AntiSemitic’ Ilhan Omar,
Says ‘She Does Not Represent Me as a Muslim’

by Shiryn Ghermezian, 2019 August 11
www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/11/former-miss-iraq-blasts-antisemitic-ilhan-omar-says-she-does-not-represent-me-as-muslim/

Mr. Cohen said...

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky said:

“...these days, pointing out the obvious is
a risky proposition, as sundry groups allied
with Leftist, anti-religious or Progressive
causes tolerate only one viewpoint: theirs.”

SOURCE: The Intermarriage Ruckus
by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, 2019/7/14
https://rabbipruzansky.com/2019/07/14/the-intermarriage-ruckus/

Mr. Cohen said...

Jonathan S. Tobin [Editor in Chief of
JNS dot org, Jewish News Syndicate] said:


“... [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortes, [Ilhan] Omar, [Rashida] Tlaib, and others making egregious comparisons of Israel with Nazi Germany are still being treated as the “future of the Democratic party” — in the words of the Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez...”

SOURCE: A blow to BDS in the House by Jonathan S. Tobin, 2019/7/24 www.jns.org/opinion/a-blow-to-bds-in-the-house/

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Rabbi Harry Maryles said:

“These four freshmen congresswomen have been
granted far more attention, influence, and power
than any other first-term congressmen in US history!”

SOURCE: A Word to My Readers
by Harry Maryles, 2019 July 17
http://haemtza.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-word-to-my-readers.html

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Melanie Phillips said:

“Yet the Democratic Party, which still attracts unquestioning support from some three-quarters of Jewish voters, has failed to discipline these women [Ilhan Omar (Democrat-Minnesota), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat-New York), Rashida Tlaib (Democrat-Michigan) and Ayanna Pressley (Democrat-Massachusetts)] — not just for their Jew-baiting, but also for their deep-dyed anti-Americanism and anti-White racism.”

SOURCE: In Trump vs. 'the Squad,'
American Jews have picked the wrong target

by Melanie Phillips, 2019/7/18
www.jns.org/opinion/in-trump-vs-the-squad-american-jews-have-picked-the-wrong-target/

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The most senior Democrat in the USA government,
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has also condemned
“[Ilhan] Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial
accusations about Israel’s supporters” as “deeply offensive.”

SOURCE: Ilhan Omar’s Pro-BDS Resolution
Isn’t About Free Speech — It’s About Hating
Israel and Jews
by Adelle Nazarian, 2019/7/19
www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/19/ilhan-omars-pro-bds-resolution-isnt-about-free-speech-its-about-hating-israel-and-jews/

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Ilhan Omar’s Contempt for the Law:
trespassing, multiple traffic violations,
– and she “married” her brother:


www.jihadwatch.org/2019/07/ilhan-omars-contempt-for-the-law

www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274444/ilhan-omars-contempt-law-robert-spencer

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USA President Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump tweeted this message:


“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Representative Omar and Representative Tlaib to visit [Israel]. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!”

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1162000480681287683

SOURCE: Storm of Controversy
Erupts Over Israeli Decision Barring Entry to
BDS-Supporting Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar

by Benjamin Kerstein, 2019 August 15
www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/15/storm-of-controversy-erupts-over-israeli-decision-barring-entry-to-bds-supporting-congresswomen-tlaib-and-omar/

Zoharspark said...

Look at the public comments from one of the model curriculum advisory members, Lupe Carrasco Cardona, on her Facebook post. Her post from Wednesday called the people calling out the anti-Semitism as loud ass critics. Her other posts are just as bad.The committee she is on drafted the ethnic standards that was approved by the Instructional Quality Commission with minimal edits.

Anonymous said...

Shoman was one of the worst teachers I ever had, and thats saying a lot.

Anonymous said...

Check this out

https://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2016/school-districts/san-mateo/san-mateo-union-high/samia-shoman/

Regular pay: $133,289.98
Overtime pay: $0.00
Other pay: $8,369.66
Total pay: $141,659.64
Benefits: $44,585.77
Total pay & benefits: $186,245.41

Samia Shoman gets over $186,000 per year to warp our children's minds