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New York public school accused of radical Islamist agenda

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 04:38 PM
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You have made a good point of learning about other cultures and other societies but what you have failed to address is who is going to educate the kids about other cultures and other societies. A fundamentalist Arab could come and preach about his "version" of Islam and while doing so seek to fire up radicalism in the Arab kids already attending that class. This would lead to Arab gangs and then the rest is history. We dont want the situation to come to a stage where we have situations like the "Your Black Muslim Bakery" gangs running around enforcing their fundamnetalism on others all because some fundamentalist Arab in school introduced them to the 'glory' that is "radical islam". Kids are very impressionable and introducing any new culture should only be allowed after the people who teach this new culture and the contents of this are clearly understood and filtered to take out any and all objectionable material that conflicts with our values and systems. Because it is more important that kids realize what is OUR norm before they are introduced and allowed to debate the validity of our values.
We cant have Arab girls coming to school in black head covers and turn the school into some venue for religious exhibitionism. Schooling should only introduce them to a new culture not pit our culture against theirs. That is not its place and not its function.




posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 04:34 PM
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well, as i said before that the city should monitor and make sure that everything being taught is not radical or anything of that nature. it is a public school so they should have the freedom to check that kind of thing out and monitor who they are hiring. also if there are arab girls that want to wear their head scarf to school they should be allowed just as much as christians can wear a cross. I understand the caution that needs to be taken with this situation.



 
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