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Submitted by Ron Norman (United States), Sep 21, 2002 at 11:07

Why is it that when other relegions are mentioned in a public school, there is a huge outcry?. What are the apologists saying that makes this book so different that it should be used to teach a particular religion?

It seems as though the Politically Correct among us has decided that the teaching of Islam is some how different from teaching Christianity or other religions, but it isn't...keep religion out of public schools.

If you want to become a Moslem or you want your child to become one, don't use taxpayers money to do it, use your own money, use your Mosque, don't use taxpayer money or buildings.

Additionally, I think it's about time that tenure is renewable every couple of years. We seem to have people who think they can do anything, teach anything and there are no consequences. If you are going to teach Islamic history, you can start with the forced conversions in Indonesia or the ones going on in Sudan right now. ..
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