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in response to reader comment: Universal School- serious clash of cultures

Submitted by Zaineb Abdulla (United States), Jul 3, 2007 at 14:42

This article and these comments are absolutly outrageous.

I happen to be a Junior at Universal School, and I am not a terrorist. The students at my school are just like students at other schools, except that we don't let stupid sexual desires get in the way of our education. We learn at an advanced rate compared to the Chicago Public School System. We are taught math, science, english, health, PE, art, journalism, the works. We also have seperate classes for Quran studies (like Bible studies in Catholic school), Islamic Studies, and Arabic.

I have never been taught to kill non-Muslims. No teacher or administrator has ever encouraged violence. I, as a woman, have never been oppressed in the least. All teachers and students, both male and female, treat me with respect.

For once in your lives, look for more information than what's being spoon-fed to you by the media. Why don't you visit the school for once? We always welcome visitors. Call up the school, tell them Zaineb Abdulla sent you.

If you'd like proof that I attend the school, feel free to visit my blog, I mention it a few times. You can also check my flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/7806997@N07/) I have a few pictures of the school there.

If you have any questions, email me at iraqimuslim91@yahoo.com


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am delighted to learn that all teachers and students, both male and female, treat you with respect, as well as the other points you make.


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