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If this school was teaching Gibran as Arabic culture...

Reader comment on item: Opponents Say Arab-Themed School in NYC is a 'Madrassa'
in response to reader comment: if they teach hate, who cares what it is called ?

Submitted by Cara (United States), Sep 30, 2007 at 22:00

Then I think few would object. Gibran, a Maronnite, was not the sort of man who'd be advocating jihad, oppression of women, or hatred toward gays. I think the curriculum needs to be public, the fact that it is not is frightening. If KGIA is fostering Islam in anyway, then the use of Gibran's name is probably more of a disguise than anything else, in that case, they may have just as well called it the Danny Thomas or Paul Anka school.

I'm surprised Dr Pipes did not mention the jihad t-shirts that got the principal in so much hot water.


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