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A Mahadrasha Grows in Brooklyn

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Submitted by Maurice (Israel), Apr 27, 2007 at 12:56

The idea of an Arab language secondary school in Brooklyn is an entity that some people are apt to be concered with. However, freedom of religion, including education is something granted in the U.S. Constitution, I believe. There must surely be other such schools for Muslims in the USA since more than 8 million Muslims live in America. The Principal -desginate, Ms. Dhabah (Debbie) Almonstager, if an advocate of extremist Islamic views, must be made to understand that teaching such views is not something that will be accepted -especially her views on who were responsible for the 9-11 attacks.

Islam - radical Islam that is - is not welcome in American eduational curriculums. While most European countries seem to be turning blind eyes torwards this problem, this should not be allowed to happen in the United States. What is considered as religious educational instruction by some is referred to as sedition by others - especially in a country that was so violently attacked as America was in September, 2001.

Bottom line to Ms. Almonstager: Open your school, but be aware that you and your educational colleagues will be closely monitored by the proper authorities.

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