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This day in WND history: 4th-graders ‘celebrate’ the dead

4th-graders ‘celebrate’ the dead Oct. 22, 2002: Fourth-graders at McNear Elementary in Petaluma, California, celebrated the dead in a week-long classroom ritual designed to simulate the Mexican holiday “El Dia de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead. “They’re crossing the line. This is a religious ritual,” one outraged parent told WND. “They can teach about […] …

This day in WND history: Schools fear offending witches, ban Halloween

Schools fear offending witches, ban Halloween Oct. 21, 2004: A Seattle-area school district banned Halloween activities partly because the celebrations and costumes might be offensive to real witches. “Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion, and so we want to be respectful of that,” said Puyallup School […] …

Herbert Hoover: A good president who got a bad rap?

In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish State. A week later, the ailing Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. The next president, Harry S Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel. A solution to the Middle East […] …

This day in WND history: Pledge to Mexican flag caught on video

Pledge to Mexican flag caught on video Oct. 19, 2006: A radio station in Houston posted on its website two video clips of a Texas elementary school “diversity” assembly where a volunteer led students in saying a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag. One parent of a third-grader told the station he was at the […] …

The ‘astonishing’ reasons behind America’s foundation

Americans won the Battle of Kings Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780, in which 668 British were captured, 163 wounded and 290 killed, as compared to only 29 Americans killed. Thomas Jefferson called the victory of the Battle of Kings Mountain: “the turn of the tide of success” in the War for Independence. Theodore Roosevelt wrote of […] …

Top U.S. school district to ‘indoctrinate’ teachers against Israel

The Los Angeles Unified School District is co-sponsoring a “professional development” workshop for K-12 teachers to “Learn about Islam and the Arab World” – and the district has apparently partnered with an anti-Israel group for lessons on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Learning about Islam and the Arab World” is the topic of a two-part course that began Oct. 14 […] …

Truth emerges about ‘staggering’ Islamic link to Vikings

Another claim of early Islamic influence on Western civilization has just bitten the dust, this time after only six days. Last week, Sweden was abuzz with the findings of archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University, who, after re-examining 1,000-year-old Viking burial clothes, published a claim that embroidered silk patterns on woven bands found in two […] …