Monday, September 10, 2007

Teach Arabic or Recruit Extremists?

New York City's Arabic-language public school, the Khalil Gibran International Academy, opens its doors this week, with special security, for 11- and 12-year-old students. One hopes that the prolonged public debate over the school's Islamist proclivities will prompt it not to promote any political or religious agendas.

Count me as skeptical, however, and for two main reasons. First is the school's genesis and personnel, about which others and I have written extensively. Second, and my topic here, is the worrisome record of taxpayer-funded Arabic-language programs from sea to shining sea.

Entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:03 PM

    From the group, "Stop the Madrassa", a new splinter group calling themselves

    "Citizens for American Values in Public Education" has formed.

    Their website is

    They have published a beta version of their "Citizens Guide to Islamist Curricula in Our Public Schools" here: