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Muslims In The U.S. Turn To Home-Schooling

WASHINGTON, November 3 (IslamOnline.net) – Worried that their children could feel isolated or left out in public schools, Muslim families in the United States have opted for home-schooling to teach their children religion along with other subjects like math and science.

The option has appealed to Muslims, particularly in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, as they are concerned that their children, especially girls wearing hijabs, might be subject to harassment or bad influences, reported The Washington Post on Sunday, November 2.

Some Muslims wanted to teach their children at home rather than sending them to public school which did not give due attention to Muslim children as they did with Christians and Jews, the paper added. Although Islamic schools offer an alternative, some parents find that the schools are too far away or have too few classes. Read more…

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