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Just political indoctrination, or are they violating Church-State separation?

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Aug 27, 2017 at 16:39

If an analyst can prove that the Qataris are pushing religion into public schools and not just political propaganda, it seems that it would be easier to get this curriculum thrown out due to the separation of Church and State. Are the chances high that religion is getting promoted here?

I ask because Dr. Pipes once wrote that Arabic language instruction as a second language usually comes with the assumption of eventual conversion.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, the chances are high. Just look at the Qatari record.

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