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Do some christians open the door to Islam in public schools?

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Oct 8, 2013 at 02:53

Dr. Pipes,

When I was studying in high school in the US, there was a movement of religious Christians who wanted to bring prayers into the public school system. Obviously, they did not believe in the separation of Church and State and I'm sure that the desire is still there. Would it be too far-fetched to say that this behavior could boomerang on them, because if they ever succeed in getting their religion into the schools, then religious Muslims will follow suit and compete with them for students?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Good point. And the same applies to charter schools.

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