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CAIR - AGENDA AND MOTIVES

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Submitted by Lou Stouch (United States), May 17, 2006 at 20:02

In my reading about CAIR ("Islam in American Public Schools") recently, something occurred to me. An interesting idea, which I want to get in a public forum.

The IES (Islamic Education Society) and CAIR (amongst others) now have Islam being taught in numerous American Public Schools. And yet in France, Germany and the Netherlands, most Muslim immigrants do not assimilate/integrate well, if at all, with their new cultural hosts.

Assuming the lack of assimilation is relatively true in America as well, I wondered – why are we learning about Islam in our schools? Is it not much more logical that they should learn what it means to integrate with a secular democratic society? After all, they are moving here, we are not moving there.

As such, I would be very curious to learn what kind of education these Islamic organizations are providing their memberships in regard to assimilating in American society. For surely as Muslim "advocate organizations" this should be a high priority goal.

If in fact there is none whatsoever, then I can only reach the logical conclusion – assimilation is not a goal of these organizations, and the indoctrination of American school children to Islam (and all that follows that) is. A quick review of their websites should reveal whether any coursework on assimilating is available.

Lou Stouch.

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