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The not so sweet agenda of wanting children to "learn about this culture"

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Submitted by Rochelle Michaels (Canada), May 16, 2008 at 10:34

In the radio program Ms. Almontaser mentioned (@ 27:12) the curriculum of the school [KGIA] was to teach Arabic as a second language and she wanted children to learn about "this culture".

Which culture is Ms. Almontaser referring to? How would the education of "culture" be presented as to NOT include "religion" and "politics"?

One of the countries where Arabic is one of the official languages is Israel, yet Ms. Almontaser describes a "creative activity" which developed the most inclusive and ideal school to incorporate the Islamic Sharia laws of halal. How is this inclusive of "all" students? Are Jewish students not included in the "inclusive" definition of KGIA.

Ms. Almontaser has a sweet voice with sweet words .....but Deb, your agenda is soooo busted.

Dr. Pipes and Abba Eban are two great examples of leaders who, in grace and honour present truth and proper perspective.

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