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Educating the Muslims of America

Yvonne Y Haddad, Farid Senzai, and Jane I Smith


As the US Muslim population continues to grow, Islamic schools are springing up across the American landscape. Especially since the events of 9/11, many have become concerned about what kind of teaching is going on behind the walls of these schools, and whether it might serve to foster the seditious purposes of Islamist extremism. The chapters in this volume look behind those walls and discover both efforts to provide excellent instruction following national educational standards and attempts to inculcate Islamic values and protect students from what are seen as the dangers of secularism and t ... More

Keywords: Muslim, Islamic schools, 9/11, Islamic extremism, education, secularism, American culture, Islamic education, home-schooling, prejudice

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195375206
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Y Haddad, editor
Georgetown University
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Farid Senzai, editor
Santa Clara University, USA

Jane I Smith, editor
Harvard Divinity School, USA
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