Muslim School in MA Combines Education with Islamic Values

December 20, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On December 20, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "at the Al Bustan school in Cambridge, 4-year-old's learn songs, how to read in English and Arabic, and to pray; female teachers wear hijab head scarves and infuse their lessons with an introduction to Muslim customs and practices... In the past three years, Muslim families increasingly have chosen such schools as Al Bustan, hoping that they will be havens from anti-Muslim sentiment their children might encounter in public schools, parents and Muslim educators say. Parents worry that their customs are unwelcome in a country at war in Iraq and Afghanistan; some Muslims say they detect an anti-Islam bias in the US media."

See also: Islam, Schools, Youth