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25/07/2013 14:31 BST

History Textbook 'Too Favourable To Islam' Parents Claim (VIDEO)

Parents and a state legislator in the United States want to remove a history textbook they believe is too favourable to the Muslim faith.

Legislator Rep. Ritch Workman says "this book very much sugar-coats the rise of Islam to be this wonderful new world order while teaching Christianity as dogmatic."

The book is used by students throughout Brevard County high schools in Florida with Workman and parents complaining there are 36-pages devoted to the Muslim faith as opposed to three paragraphs detailing Christianity and Judaism.

A spokesman for a Muslim group raised concerns Workman's opposition to the book was about creating intolerance.

Two school board members have agreed to take an informal look at the book and if more negative feedback comes through, they may hold a vote on removing the textbook.