By Marcus Sheff, Jewish Telegraphic Agency – March 28, 2016
Muslim education in North America is generally flexible and tolerant, according to a new study, with a notable exception when it comes to Israel…
The Jerusalem Post – March 20, 2016
The report, which surveys Islamic Studies in the US and Canada, also showed that, although the textbooks reflect a generally tolerant tone and even respect for Jews, Israel is often delegitimatized…
Between Sharia and Democracy: Islamic Education in North America
By IMPACT-SE, Edited by Eldad J. Pardo – March 15, 2016
The report surveys Islamic Studies curricula studied in The United States and Canada. Four out of the five curricula are published in the United States; one is published in Saudi Arabia for teaching in North America. Other than the latter curriculum, our main conclusion overall is that Muslim education in North America includes many positive elements, is flexible and generally tolerant. They contain a clear “us versus them” paradigm that rejects materialism, secular or liberal Islam. The materials demonstrate a respect for Christians and Jews but show hostility to Israel and distort the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including instances of erasing Israel from maps.