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Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how ... Read More »

Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs A Christian advocacy group is claiming the U.S. Department of Education is “indoctrinating” students into believing Islamic beliefs. The Christian Action Network sent a letter demanding DOE “cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools,” according to a report by CBN News. CAN claims students and teachers are ... Read More »

Sanskrit Lessons for Aspiring Islamic Scholars

Sanskrit Lessons for Aspiring Islamic Scholars K K Yatheendran teaches Sanskrit at the Academy of Sharia and Advanced Studies Thrissur (Kerala): An Islamic institution in Kerala is setting a fine example of inter-cultural understanding in the cultural capital of the state by teaching Sanskrit. The Academy of Sharia and Advanced Studies (ASAS), which trains students to become scholars and madrasa ... Read More »

Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA) Information Center, American Corner (MIC-AC) Mombasa Holds Social Media Training

Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA) Information Center, American Corner (MIC-AC) Mombasa Holds Social Media Training Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA) Information Center at American Corner (MIC-AC) Mombasa Librarian Biasha Omar Seif hosted a two-day social media workshop for over 150 youths from Mombasa. The attendees included form four graduates and university students. The workshop was conducted by the ... Read More »

Why Muslims fare better in America than in Europe

Why Muslims fare better in America than in Europe THE State Department estimates that up to 100 American jihadists are fighting in Iraq and Syria. A video appearing to show a second American journalist being beheaded by the Islamic State is circulating. You might think this would be a difficult time to hold the annual conference of America’s largest Muslim ... Read More »

Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor

Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor WINTER PARK — A student at Rollins College in Florida has been suspended temporarily for his treatment of his Muslim professor. The Christian student says he is the victim of religious discrimination. A disciplinary hearing was held Tuesday for Rollins student Marshall Polston. The outcome is pending. The Orlando Sentinel reports that ... Read More »

Did the U.S. Education Department introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools?

Did the U.S. Education Department introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools? The Volusia County Republican Party says that the federal government is promoting Islam to public school children. “The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called ‘Access Islam,’” states the mass email sent by the party April 2. The ... Read More »

UMR to host discussion on Muslims in Rochester

UMR to host discussion on Muslims in Rochester The University of Minnesota Rochester will host a community conversation next week on the Muslim experience in Rochester. “An Autumn Conversation with Muslim Neighbors” will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room 417 at University Square, and will feature a panel of community members to discuss their ... Read More »

The Fear of Islam in Tennessee Public Schools

The Fear of Islam in Tennessee Public Schools Concerns about religious indoctrination have emerged in several overwhelmingly white, Christian counties. Why? Williamson County, Tennessee, embodies demographic stereotypes about the South: The county just south of Nashville is overwhelmingly white, Christian, and Republican. But this fall, a curious controversy emerged there. Parents and school-board members have voiced worries about alleged Islamic ... Read More »

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education By The Associated Press May 21, 2017 10:27 am DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with ... Read More »