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Can other religions marginalize "Understanding Islam"

Reader comment on item: Spreading Islam in American Public Schools

Submitted by Hari Iyer (United States), Nov 25, 2004 at 19:54

If Islam is taught under the guise of "understanding islam", then can parents following Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddism, Sikhism seek "understanding of their (respective) religions in public schools?

You see, it is my understanding that Islam forbids its followers to seek understanding of other "infidel" religions; So, in essence, if islamic parents/school administrators push islamic agenda, then I think, it is time for parents of other religions to push their "understanding of their religions" as well; Now that would make the Islamic parents protest...But, Oh, well!

In the process if kids of islamic faith understanding true tolerance and dynamism of other non-islamic religions, then it is possible we can make better citizens of them.

By the liberal media should stop tagging non-islamic religions as "unbelievers" when comparing to islam. It is not that I am a "unbeliever"; my religion happens to be NOT islam.

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