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Government money supporting Islamic schools

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Submitted by Carol Fuller (United States), Apr 26, 2009 at 11:49

I am concerned about three matters, one on content and two on financing.

(!) Teachers in Islamic schools, I am sure, emphasize that Islam provides all the answers in life that anyone needs. How, then can these schools teach modern science and produce scientific investigators?

(2) I think that money from Saudi Arabia, the country of the grossly fundamental Wahhabi faith, helps establish and support some Islamic schools in the USA. Why should be permit Wahhabism to spread?

(3) Public money from state legislatures helps support some of these schools. Have we forgotten the separation of church and state?

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