by Hesperado

Of the many disquieting aspects of the whole Perry Affair (i.e., the disturbingly, but unsurprisingly, Islamophiliac tendencies of the popular “conservative” candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry ), one particular aspect smell fishiest.

The links Spencer provided in his article about the seemingly pro-Islam bias of the Texas school curriculum which Perry collaborated on with a Muslim leader (“His Highness” the Aga Khan) seem to have been scrubbed: the links no longer work.

Spencer then recently wrote a new article about this scrubbing — “All traces of Perry/Aga Khan curriculum removed from web.”

However, what Spencer neglected to mention seems even worse.

In the nearly 100 comments to the first Spencer article, toward the very end of the comments, a helpful reader (named “joublough”) posted this:

“FYI

The cached copy of the curriculum referred to above has been removed by google.

It is now available only in cached form here.”

At the word “here”, joeblough posted what he said was a new link, a link that works — unlike the link Spencer used.

However, when I just now tried both Spencer’s link and joublough’s link — not only did both fail to work, but both links have exactly the same URL!

See and compare:

Spencer’s link:

The requested URL /search?sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1294&bih=728&source=hp&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.saisd.net%2Fadmin%2Fcurric%2Fsstudies%2Fmhcp%2Fmhcproject.html&pbx=1&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.saisd.net%2Fadmin%2Fcurric%2Fsstudies%2Fmhcp%2Fmhcproject.html&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=40302l41605l1l41957l6l4l0l0l0l1l231l791l0.2.2l4l0 was not found on this server.

joeblough’s corrected, new link:

The requested URL /search?sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1294&bih=728&source=hp&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.saisd.net%2Fadmin%2Fcurric%2Fsstudies%2Fmhcp%2Fmhcproject.html&pbx=1&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.saisd.net%2Fadmin%2Fcurric%2Fsstudies%2Fmhcp%2Fmhcproject.html&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=40302l41605l1l41957l6l4l0l0l0l1l231l791l0.2.2l4l0 was not found on this server.

Both are exactly the same. This would not seem possible, unless the URL joeblough provided — which was supposed to be different — was changed after the fact; or unless there is some technical way to transform links already published on the Net into links that have become duds through scrubbing.

Furthermore, the link that Spencer provided leading to information less seemingly damning to Perry — “This supposedly tough part of the Perry/Aga Khan curriculum…” — continues to work just fine! Try it!

Even though Spencer points out the flaws of that “supposedly tough” part of the curriculum which seem to expose it for Islamophiliac weakness if not dhimmitude, the argumentation Spencer used may have been deemed too subtle to worry about affecting the average reader — and voter. Thus, no need to scrub it.

In addition, a reader critical of Spencer’s article links, in a comment, to the cached curriculum with the same link that doesn’t work. However, when he links to “Wiltse’s lesson plan” — “That’s where you find Wiltse’s lesson plan: among the lesson plans developed by the 80 teachers who attended these sessions” — the link works fine (here it is).

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hesperado August 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm

A persistent critic of Spencer’s concern about Perry — some reader who calls himself “Citizen K” — has posted this comment:

“…if you look at the TEA website you will find that there were changes to the state’s basic curricula for the school year of 2011/2012 from the previous year. Just PERHAPS some are jumping to conclusions about a missing link due [to] changes in the Social Studies Curriculum.”

If his conjecture were cogent one would expect, then, to find that the two other links (mentioned in my piece above) would similarly NOT work — viz.:

1) the link that Spencer provided leading to information less seemingly damning to Perry — “This supposedly tough part of the Perry/Aga Khan curriculum…”

and

2) the link to “Wiltse’s lesson plan” (one of the many lesson plans that are part of this Aga-Khanized curriculum).

Yet both links seem to have escaped unscathed the “changes in the Social Studies Curriculum”. Rather selective, those changes; hm?

2 Hesperado August 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Note: the comment I mentioned above by “Citizen K” was posted on Spencer’s latest Jihad Watch article on the subject (link in my essay above).

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