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Reader comment on item: Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy – An Islamist Charter School in Minnesota?

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), May 21, 2008 at 07:40

As a charter school, the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy is behaving much like a private school, and is stretching the limits of its academic freedom. That fact that a news organization had some of its employees attacked by school officials should indicate that there is something to hide. It seems that Muslims have the idea that a publicly-funded school in our country can be run as a private school.

In Egypt, both my daughters attended a privately-run international school, where Arabic was taught as an elective language, but there was absolutely no ulterior motive to convert students to Islam, nor was any one religion part of the school curriculum.

It seems that Muslims in this country expect to be treated with kid gloves and allowed to infiltrate our system with their Islamic propaganda, then protest that they are being mistreated or misunderstood. It's high time that such institutions were vetted more closely before being allowed to open, and it's also high time for us to wake up to the danger of radical Islam which seems to be moving in like a silent predator. All people in the world should be able to worship as they please, but when a movement such as radical Islam masquerades as education, then something must be done to stop it.

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