Let us all be clear about Governor Rick Perry. He is a Christian.
If dancing with Rabbis does not make Governor Perry a Jew . . .
. . . then Signing the State of Texas to an agreement (foolish as that clearly is) with an Islamic sect does not make him a Muslim.
His Highness the Aga Khan and Governor Rick Perry sign the Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of the State of Texas and the Ismaili Imamat.
Obviously, because of the sharp negative reaction to Governor Perry’s deals, on behalf of the State of Texas, with the Aga Khan, king (Grand Potentate—whatever) of the Shia sect, Isimili, the University of Texas, the San Antonio Independent School District, and other Web Sites have been classified or scrubbed (includes GOOGLE).
University of Texas Home Page
University of Texas Muslim History and Culture offering
(A collection of online course materials and lesson plans about Muslim histories and cultures; access is restricted to registered users.)
Linked to this
San Antonio Independent School District Home Page
Muslim History and Culture offering scrubbed
This taken directly from the, now scrubbed, University of Texas MHCP Curriculum at the San Antonio Independent School District Web Site:
“The Muslim Histories and Cultures Project was born out of discussions between His Highness The Aga Khan and Texas Governor Rick Perry during the Summer 2002, when The Aga Khan was in Houston for the dedication of a new Ismaili Center. Both His Highness and Governor Perry agreed on the need for Texans to have a greater understanding of Islamic culture, and subsequently brought UT-Austin President Larry Faulkner into the discussions. Located in the state capital, Faulkner’s campus is well positioned to accomplish these goals. A series of meetings followed, with the project ultimately finding a home in UT-Austin’s College of Liberal Arts, under the guidance of Dean Richard W. Lariviere, in association with UT Liberal Arts (UT-LA), the college’s teacher preparation program.
In April 2004, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and UT-Austin finalized a grant proposal that created the partnership that became known as the Muslim Histories and Cultures Program (MHC). Much has happened since the inception of the partnership. Creation and implementation of a model was of prime importance. MHC recruited and directly trained 80 teachers affecting approximately 15,150 students of World History and World Geography in ten key Texas districts during the two sessions conducted in 2005 and 2006. The purpose is two-fold 1) to fulfill Governor Rick Perry’s desire to better educate Texas teachers on Muslim topics and 2) to train teachers to use a cultural lens approach to understanding other cultures. Governor Perry was instrumental in getting this program off the ground.
The curriculum for this project was developed at Harvard University and modified at the University of Texas at Austin.
The responsibilities of the participants are:
– to attend the 10 seminars and complete the assigned readings.
– to attend the January, April, and June meetings in Austin.
– to create lessons concerning Islamic topics with a “cultural lens” approach tied to their grade level to share with other teachers.
To summarize, Governor Perry is a Christian. Of course I consider him a foolish Christian, unlike Ann Barnhardt, who I declared, “plays to an audience of One.” There are millions of Christians like Governor Perry; successful in their job and committed in their marriage. Many show up in pulpits on Sunday mornings. None, including Governor Perry, are ready to lead America back.