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Reader comment on item: A Madrasa Grows in Brooklyn
in response to reader comment: What about Christian Madrasas?

Submitted by Rodni E. Chalet (United States), May 1, 2007 at 00:40

If Jews have Yeshivas and rightfully would like their children to learn Hebrew and keep their ancient traditions alive, why can't Muslim immigrants teach their children their traditions and language? This is a multi cultural and open society that is based on tolerance and I see no big deal with Muslims wanting to open their own schools.

Besides, Jebran khalil Jebran was an Arab Christian like so many law abiding citizens in this country! So why the outright bigotry and finger pointing of some posters? The Arab minorities of Israel have similar schools and it's tolerated within Israeli society with no problems, so why should we in the most diverse city in the world deprive minorities from exercising their freedoms?

Nonetheless, I do understand the fear of radicals who often use Madrasas to their own ends...


Rodni E. Chalet


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