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You are somewhat off base

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Submitted by Yaakov Watkins (United States), Jun 20, 2005 at 09:11

The criticisms of the Universal school regarding sexual attitudes are off base.

While not so extreme in the manner of dress for women, Orthodox Jewish day school teach similar attitudes as do Amish schools. To certain extent, Catholic schools do also.

Americans who are used to Hollywood style sexuality in kindergarten classrooms may find it unusual but I assure you that I at least find it wonderful. While it is certainly true that Palestinians demonstrate a reckless disregard for truth, human life, and peace; it does us no good to exaggerate their evils. A Jewish woman is safer in the Arab Quarter by herself at night than she is in many parts of the US alone at night.

Sexuality is one of the few areas where we see something approaching civilized behavior from Islam, as opposed to the animalistic oversexualized approach of the American culture.

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