A Madrassah in Bridgeview, Illinois
Daniel Pipes has written an interesting article about a piece in Time Magazine:
Marguerite Michaels of Time Magazine got "an unusual degree of access" to the inside of the Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois, sixteen miles southwest of downtown Chicago, with 638 students in pre-K through 12th grades. She wrote up her impressions at "The Model School, Islamic Style" and Robert A. Davis took some striking pictures.
I'm not so sure how "model" this school actually is. While she puts a nice spin on it, questionable things did make it into the article.
"They are obsessed with foreign politics," says Steve Landek, the mayor of Bridgeview. "I come to talk to them about better sidewalks. They want to know how to run for Congress so they can change America's Israeli policy."
Well.......isn't that special? But the kids, being taught in this wonderfully moderate school, must be full of hope and promise, right?
Assigned in English class to write about his American Dream, a 15-year-old wrote that the territories under Israeli control should be returned to the Palestinians and "the Jews should be left to suffer."
I'm so glad they're moderate.