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ACSA or Academic Chicanery Shames Australia

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The Australian Curriculum Studies Association Incorporated (ACSA) was established in 1983 as a broadly based educational association supporting the professional interests of educators in curriculum work from all levels and sectors within and beyond Australia. ACSA works to support educators so that all students have access to a meaningful, relevant and engaging curriculum. ACSA provides national advocacy and leadership in curriculum. It is committed to curriculum reform informed by the principles of social justice and equity and respect for the democratic rights of all. [3]

Despite stating that they are committed to “social justice, equity and respect for democratic rights”, this body has now supported an educational booklet called “Learning from one another” or LFOA, which destroys any credibility ACSA may have had. The LFOA booklet fails on two fundamental principles, balance and accuracy. There are already two excellent articles on this site by Martoom (18 June 2010) and Blue Heeler (20 June 2010) which give a comprehensive analysis of the material in the booklet, so we won’t try to duplicate that. See References [1] & [2]

In this article we will explore why the LFOA booklet is academic chicanery and focus more on what has been left out which represents Taqiyya and Kithman on a grand scale.

For readers on this site who are not familiar with the terms Taqiyya and Kithman, we include a simple explanation. Note that both Taqiyya and Kithman are examples of why Islam is NOT an Abrahamic faith because it breaks the Ten Commandments of Moses which are central to Judaism and Christianity.

Taqiyya is an Islamic device which allows for deception if it advances the cause of Islam and may be defined as “the saying of the tongue when the heart is comfortable with faith”. (ie. You can LIE through your teeth).

Kithman is mainly a Shia doctrine which allows a Muslim to say only half the truth. Walid Shoebat puts it succinctly this way. A person says “I hate Hitler” when they really mean “I hate Hitler because he didn’t kill ALL the Jews”. (ie. You can tell only HALF the truth) The LFOA booklet exhibits both doctrines and must be banned from our schools.

 So who is responsible for LFOA?

This booklet was produced by NCEIS which is a department of the University of Melbourne, and supported also by Griffith University [6] and the University of Western Sydney [5]. The National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS) is funded by the Australian Government to provide outstanding higher education level programs in Islamic studies. The University of Melbourne is collaborating with Griffith University and the University of Western Sydney to deliver a world-class, multi-disciplinary program from 2008. From the booklet, the authors are stated as being Eeqbal Hassim and Jennet Cole-Adams. [4]


We are dealing with two diametrically opposed world views here in Islam and Judeo Christianity.

Whereas Judeo Christianity has produced powerful economically advanced societies with freedoms, equality and the highest standards of living, Islam has produced in 1400 years countries which have the worst human rights abuses, poor economic states and societies where people are leaving in droves to escape to the West.
The LFOA document fails any subjective measure to tell the truth.

What LFOA does NOT say is:

  1. Islam is fundamentally opposed to Judeo Christianity and has no equivalent to the Ten Commandments. In fact, Mohammed regularly broke the Ten Commandments.
  2. Islam in its fundamental scriptures requires that Muslims kill all Jews, and that Christianity is to be destroyed and Christians killed who won’t convert to Islam.
  3. Islam is NOT an Abrahamic faith like Judaism and Christianity, and indeed it can be established that Allah is NOT the God of the Bible, but is indeed Satan.
  4. Isa in Islam is NOT Jesus of the Bible, and in fact, the teachings of other major prophets are distorted.

Given that Australia is still predominately a Christian country, these vital truths MUST be revealed to put Islam into perspective. To not do so, amounts to academic fraud.

What is NOT said about Islam’s world influence is:

  1. Islam is responsible for the deaths of over 270 million people since the seventh century;
  2. Islam has put over 100 million people into slavery in Africa alone and Slavery is condoned by Sharia Law which Muslims are required to impose on all Australians;
  3. Mohammed turned on the Jews of Medina who took him in, and then from his death bed ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Arabia;
  4. In 57 countries where Islam dominates, human rights are violated and these countries fill the bottom positions where gender equity is concerned. They are mostly also economic basket cases.
  5. Muslims have never integrated into their host countries and have a record of destroying superior cultures and their knowledge by destroying libraries.
  6. Muslims subject non Muslims to dhimmitude and treat them cruelly, unlike how western nations treat their Muslim immigrants. The Pact of Umar relegates Jews and Christians to second class citizens.
  7. A Christian is tortured every 3 minutes in Muslim countries and in 2009 over 165,000 Christians were killed by Muslims.

What is NOT said about the Islamic ideology is:

  1. Jews and Christians are the vilest of creatures [Sura 8:55]
  2. Jews are apes and monkeys [Sura 2.65, 5:60] and all Jews must be killed [Muslim 41.6985]
  3. Christians are pigs and swine and are to be killed [Bukhari 3.34.425]
  4. Muslims MUST hate non Muslims (over 21 million Australians) because Allah hates them
  5. Muslims must fight and kill non believers till the whole world is Islamic [Sura 9:5]
  6. Allah will punish Muslims who don’t fight [Sura 9:39]
  7. Mohammed said that using terror will make you victorious [Bukhari 4.52.220, Sura 8:12]
  8. Muslims must kill apostates [Sura 4:89]
  9. Muslims must kill other Muslims who don’t follow true Islam [Dawud 3.40.4744, 4747]

What is NOT said about Sharia Law which all Muslims must strive for is:

  1. Polygamy is legal for up to 4 wives
  2. Concubines or sex slaves are legal for Muslim males
  3. Temporary marriage is legal for Muslim males
  4. Child marriage is legal and first cousin marriage is widely practised.
  5. Paedophilia is legal (for Shia Muslims, a girl as young as 1 year old)
  6. Slavery is legal in all 4 Sunni schools of Jurisprudence
  7. Stoning women to death for adultery is legal
  8. Beheading for serious crimes is legal
  9. Cutting off hands and feet for minor crimes is legal
  10. Killing homosexuals is legal.

In summary, the material omitted from the LFOA booklet totally distorts the image of Islam to a student and fails both on balance and accuracy.

What is wrong with the West?

We should reflect at this point on the malaise the West finds itself in, and the reason why Islam is making inroads into our society.
From the former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar. [7]]

“The West is going through a period of confusion over the shape of the world’s future. To a great extent, this confusion is caused by a kind of masochistic self-doubt over our own identity; by the rule of political correctness; by a multiculturalism that forces us to our knees before others; and by a secularism which, irony of ironies, blinds us even when we are confronted by jihadis promoting the most fanatical incarnation of their faith. To abandon Israel to its fate, at this moment of all moments, would merely serve to illustrate how far we have sunk and how inexorable our decline now appears.”

Consider Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi’s statement from 2002: [8]

“We must be aware of the superiority of our civilization, a system that has guaranteed well-being, respect for human rights and – in contrast with Islamic countries – respect for religious and political rights.”

Author Keith Windshuttle analysed Berlusconi’s statement this way:

“The statement was extraordinary because, although Western superiority in every major area of human endeavour, especially in political and individual liberty, is patently obvious to everyone, it has become a truth that must not be spoken.” “The chief reason is the prevailing ideology of the Western intelligentsia. For the past two decades and more, the leading opinion makers in the media, the universities and the churches have regarded Western superiority as, at best, something to be ashamed of, and at worst, something to be opposed. Values like universal human rights, individualism and liberalism are regarded merely as ethnocentric products of Western history. The scientific knowledge that the West has produced is simply one of many “ways of knowing”. In place of Western universalism, this critique offers the relativism of multiculturalism, a concept that regards the West not as the pinnacle of human achievement to date, but as simply one of many equally valid cultural systems.”

These statements underpin what is wrong with the West. We MUST be proud of our culture and achievements and not let them be on an equal basis with Islam, which is INFERIOR.

Consider this:

  • a) While our soldiers fight in Afghanistan to protect the people from the excesses of the Taliban, Muslims persecute Christians and apostates who convert to Christianity; [9]
  • b) While our soldiers fight to install democracy in Iraq, Iraqi Muslims persecute Christians, prevent them from worshipping, burn their churches and force over 2 million into exile in refugee camps. Iraqi Muslims want to turn Ezekiel’s tomb into a mosque. [10] It was Ezekiel who predicted that Muslims would be the followers of the Antichrist in Ezekiel 38;
  • c) We donate millions in aid to Indonesia and yet Muslims there persecute Christians and burn their churches;
  • d) We donate millions to Gaza and the PA yet Muslims there persecute Christians and Jews and desecrate their Holy Shrines and prevent access.
  • e) Everywhere in the Muslim world, they desecrate our churches and turn them into mosques. Christians never turn mosques into churches.

So this is NOT about equity or balance. Muslims demand of us what they will not deliver in their own countries.
Students MUST be made aware of these differences. To hide them is Academic Chicanery.


As ACSA has now put this LFOA booklet out into the public domain, we believe the following should be contacted as a matter of urgency. It is obvious there is a lack of balance and accuracy in the LFOA booklet and the backers must be made to either withdraw or revise this booklet. There should be an Academic review focussed on balance and accuracy before this is released into our educational community.

We are writing to the following:

  1. The Director of NCEIS University of Melbourne, Professor Abdullah Saeed.
  2. The Vice Chancellor of University of Melbourne, Professor Glyn Davis.
  3. The Vice Chancellor of UWS, Professor Janice Reid.
  4. The Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor.
  5. The Federal Education Minister, Julia Gillard.
  6. The State Education Ministers for QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and WA.
  7. The local State Government MP for your electorate.
  8. As many Federal Government and Opposition MPs and Senators as possible.
  9. The State Branch of the P&C Association.
  10. The P&C Association of neighbourhood schools.

We ask that all readers who understand the seriousness of the Academic Deception to contact as many of the above as possible.


1. LFOA Review – An Alternate Resource for Teachers [Blue Heeler 20 June 2010]

2. LFOA Analysis – Education or Indoctrination? [Martoom 18 June 2010]

3. ACSA Australian Curriculum Studies Association

4. NCEIS – University of Melbourne

5. UWS University of Western Sydney

6. Griffith University

7. Jose Maria Aznar – ex Prime Minister of Spain (1996-2004)

8. Silvio Berlusconi – Prime Minister of Italy

9. Losing the war in Afghanistan

10. Muslims to turn Ezekiel’s tomb into a mosque in Iraq

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