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NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL MANDATES ARABIC LANGUAGE STUDIES FOR ALL 2ND THROUGH 5TH GRADERS

From The Blaze   PS 368, a public elementary school in Manhattan, New York, has implemented a school-wide mandate that is capturing headlines. Principal Nicky Kram Rosen is requiring all 200 students in grades second through fifth to spend two 45-minute sessions each week learning Arabic. The requirement, which will begin next semester, is intended […]

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Turkish pianist accused of insulting Islam

(From the AP)   ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a prosecutor has proposed charging an internationally known Turkish pianist and composer with insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made on Twitter. Anadolu Agency said Friday that an Istanbul court will decide whether to accept the proposed indictment against Fazil Say, who […]

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Brotherhood man promises Islamic law in Egypt

By Tom Perry (Reuters) – When he joined the race for Egypt’s presidency just five weeks ago, Mohamed Mursi was mocked as the Muslim Brotherhood’s uncharismatic “spare tyre” after its first-choice candidate was disqualified. But the 60-year-old engineer came first in the opening round, according to a Brotherhood tally after most votes were counted, thanks to […]

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