A controversial University of Central Florida professor spoke before a full crowd Tuesday night and warned that there is a “civilization jihad” being waged by Islamic fundamentalists on local, academic and political fronts.
Florida Today “They’ll try to whitewash the crimes that Muslims have done,” said associate professor Jonathan Matusitz, speaking before an Act! Space Coast meeting of nearly 200 people in the Brevard County Commissioner’s meeting room in Viera.
Act! Space Coast was one of the citizen groups that raised questions to the school board about a ninth-grade Advanced Placement world history textbook, saying it had a pro-Islamic bias. The school board took up the issue Tuesday night. “The first solution is awareness,” Matusitz said, citing statistics, verses from the Quran and the presentation of Islam.
Matusitz lectures on terrorism and Islam at UCF, but pointed out that his views are his own.