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First high school in Northwest geared to Muslim students to open

First high school in Northwest geared to Muslim students to open
4/22/2007, 11:30 a.m. PDT
The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mounting pressures from Muslim parents in the region have prompted the Muslim Educational Trust to open the new coeducational Oregon Islamic Academy - the first high school in the Northwest geared to Muslim students.

Syed Ahmad was one of those parents. He told Wajdi Said, the trust's executive director, that he moved his family from Texas to Oregon for work and they lived in Tigard to be close to the Muslim Educational Trust's prekindergarten to eighth grade Islamic School. But he told Wajdi that he'd take his family back to Texas to attend an Islamic high school unless one opened here.

The academy's mission is "to shape the minds and hearts of its students according to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)," the parenthetical phrase an abbreviation for "Praise Be Unto Him."

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Interesting. In very small part, it's interesting that this is the first. There's many Christian oriented schools. On the other hand, I'm generally against religious based schooling, and I think in general, is not a helpful thing to push kids into a system where they basically have no choice on the religion they identify with.
Are we insane? With all the extremist and hateful Muslims in the world, why are we so ignorant to allow this to happen in our own back yard????????????

Until I start hearing and seeing thousands of moderate muslims stand up and fight the radical muslims, they are ALL radicals....

I'm sick of this!!!!!