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Teach Islam and Arabic in mosques and not in public schools on taxpayer's money!!!

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Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Aug 22, 2007 at 10:05

Anon, you ask: "... What is wrong with teaching Muslims their own religion, i.e. Islamist teachings? And "Arabist"... the word "Arab" refers to a culture and ethnic group. That's like saying Jews should not teach their children their Jewish culture...."

There is nothing wrong with Muslims teaching their children about their culture and religion. But what is wrong is teaching of religion in taxpayer supported school system. This madrassa, named after a Lebanese christian, is to be funded by the taxpayers. If this is allowed, then why not allow similar schools for every other religious group in the country!!!

Other religious and ethnic groups teach their culture and religion at home or in schools that are not supported by the government and do not try to impose on others.

And, you continue: "Attacking a religion that more than 1/6th of the world's population believes in is not going to get us anywhere as citizens of this planet..."

Aah, this is Islamists favorite arguement which is total nonsense. Do you guys ever worry not to offend the balance 5/6 of this planet's population wth your "religious" demands??? You never remember, peace, harmony, respect, are two way streets.You can't have these, if you don't give it to others!!! Muslims want everything for themselves but don't give anything to others as seen all over the world today!!!

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