Here are my writings on Islamic and Arabic pre-collegiate educational institutions in the West, divided by sub-topic and updated as necessary. To start with, articles about Islamic schools in the United States:
"What Are Islamic Schools Teaching?" The New York Sun, March 29, 2005. Surveys eight problematic Islamic schools in the United States and Canada.
"An Islamic School for Lodi, California?" DanielPipes.org, August 11, 2005. What town elders should consider when dealing with an application for an Islamic school.
"A Madrassah in Bridgeview, Illinois," FrontPageMag.com, June 20, 2005. Dissects a Time Magazine puff-piece and reveals the Islamist nature of the Universal School.
Articles about charter schools in the United States:
"Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas." DanielPipes.org, March 8, 2007. A survey of public and charter schools in the United States and their Islamist qualities, spurred by the debate over KGIA.
"Teach Arabic or Recruit Extremists?" The New York Sun, September 5, 2007. An article based on the "Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas" weblog.
"Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy – An Islamist Charter School in Minnesota?" DanielPipes.org, March 8, 2007.
Articles about the Khalil Gibran International Academy in New York City:
"On New York's 'Khalil Gibran International Academy'." DanielPipes.org, March 7, 2007. The original posting on KGIA, with frequent updates.
"A Madrasa Grows in Brooklyn." The New York Sun, Apr. 24, 2007. My first column on KGIA, laying out the theoretical problems.
"The Travails of Brooklyn's Arabic Academy." The New York Sun, May 22, 2007 Focuses on the school's advisory board and on parental objections to the school.
"Stop the NYC Madrassa." Aug. 15, 2007 Focuses on the role of the "Stop the Madrassa Coalition."
Articles on Arabic instruction in the United States:
- "The Arabist and Islamist Baggage of Arabic Language Instruction." DanielPipes.org, Mar. 7, 2007. Takes up the issue of teaching Arabic with political and religious content.
Articles on attempts to Islamize U.S. public schools via textbooks:
"Think like a Muslim[, Urges 'Across the Centuries']." New York Post, February 11, 2002. Reviews the Islamic-related content in Houghton-Mifflin's Across the Centuries (2nd edition, 1999).
"'Become a Muslim warrior'." The Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2003. Reviews a curriculum unit from Interaction Publishers, Inc., Islam: A Simulation of Islamic History and Culture, 610-1100.
"Courts: Okay to Proselytize for Islam in California Schools." DanielPipes.org, December 11, 2003. Follows Islam: A Simulation of Islamic History and Culture, 610-1100 as it wends its way through the U.S. court system.
Articles about the situation in Great Britain:
"Subsidizing the Enemy." DanielPipes.org, April 28, 2006. Looks at the British government's funding for the Hawza Ilmiyya and failed efforts to curtail that subsidy.
"British Government Worries about Radical Islamic Teachings at Universities." DanielPipes.org,
"'A Jilbab in the School's Colors'." DanielPipes.org, June 15, 2004. Reviews the case of Shabina Begum, who insisted on wearing a full-body covering to a taxpayer-funded school in Luton.
"How the Niqab Will Enter British Schools." DanielPipes.org, January 22, 2007. Concerns a father getting taxpayer funds to sue a taxpayer-funded school in Buckinghamshire school to accept his 12-year-old daughter wearing a niqab.
Finally, a miscellany of other topics:
"Spreading Islam in American Public Schools." FrontPageMag.com, November 24, 2004. Focuses on a page at www.DawaNet.com that urges Muslims to see U.S. public schools as "fertile grounds where the seeds of Islam can be sowed inside the hearts of non-Muslim students."
"CAIR Active in Schools." DanielPipes.org, December 29, 2003. Notes some of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' school-based activities.