Non-Muslim Teachers and Students at Muslim Schools

November 25, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On November 25, 2001, The Chicago Tribune featured the article, "Different faiths, common bond" about the positive and broadening experiences of non-Muslim students and teachers in local Muslim schools. "Although Christian teachers are a presence in almost every Muslim school, Christian students are rare there, especially those whose parents are not teaching in the school, said Tasneema Ghazi, curriculum director for Iqra International Educational Foundation...Ghazi said she hopes these opportunities will increase, especially with the broader visibility of Muslim schools and outreach since the Sept. 11 attacks. 'I would love to see Muslim, Christian, Jewish children all together at these schools,' Ghazi said. 'These children can be the ambassadors. They can get to know one another and will understand one another.'"