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Education Department Asks Schools to Combat Anti-Muslim Discrimination

Education Department Asks Schools to Combat Anti-Muslim Discrimination School and college administrators must be proactive in combating discrimination against students, especially those from Syria and Middle Eastern countries and those perceived to be Muslim, said the U.S. Department of Education. “A focus on these protections, while always essential, is particularly important amid international and domestic events that create an urgent ... Read More »

Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa Pew Research Center’s new study on educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups finds a large gap between Muslims and Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, a region in which the population is projected to grow rapidly over the next few decades. This gap has persisted for decades, and for more insight into ... Read More »

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (Reuters) – At a Roman Catholic high school in New York’s Long Island suburbs, two dozen visiting Muslim students knelt and prayed while teens in uniform blazers from the host school looked on. The trip’s agenda was simple: give students whose schools are just 10 miles (16 km) ... Read More »

Islamic cultural, retail, education, medical hub masterplan slammed for ‘exclusivity’ and planning issues

Islamic cultural, retail, education, medical hub masterplan slammed for ‘exclusivity’ and planning issues A MASTERPLAN for an Islamic hub at an existing school has drawn ire from some residents for its “exclusivity” and being an inappropriate use for the site. The Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) at Durack, in Brisbane’s southwest, has submitted a development application that would expand its ... Read More »

Education in Islam – The Role of the Mosque

Education in Islam – The Role of the Mosque The Qur’an, re-currently, urges the faithful to acquire knowledge that would bring them closer to God and to His creation. Many verses command this act as follows: Say [unto them, O Muhammad]: Are those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed (39: 9) And He has subjected ... Read More »

San Diego Unified to fight Islamophobia, bullying

San Diego Unified to fight Islamophobia, bullying an Diego Unified School District administrators and teachers will have calendars showing Islamic holidays, students will learn more about the religion in social studies classes and safe places will be created on campuses for Muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat Islamophobia. Trustees on Tuesday voted 4-0, with board member ... Read More »

Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools

Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as “takeover” bids by “hardline Muslims”. Birmingham City Council has subsequently announced that it intends to freeze the recruitment of school governors ... Read More »

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham. Allegations made in an anonymous letter – now ... Read More »

Mosques, Muslims and myths: overcoming fear in our suburbs

Mosques, Muslims and myths: overcoming fear in our suburbs Since Australians woke to the news of yesterday morning’s counter-terrorism raids in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan, talkback radio and the TV news have filled with talk of “home-grown terrorism” and “enemies within”. There have been claims that Australia’s half a million Muslims have particular difficulty “fitting in” and that their presence ... Read More »

Islamic climate declaration converts religious principles into greener practice

Islamic climate declaration converts religious principles into greener practice Muslims have a religious duty to take action against climate change, according to a declaration released by a major group of Islamic scholars, faith leaders and politicians from 20 countries. The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, launched in Istanbul, is aimed at the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims and suggests mosques ... Read More »