NY High School Students Discuss Religious Differences

June 3, 2003

Source: Newsday


On June 3, 2003 Newsday reported that "eleventh-graders Adam Faroqui, a Muslim, and Joseph Sadon, a Jew, aren't best friends despite their religious difference but because of it. The two actually became friends debating the Arab-Israeli conflict at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows [NY]... These students have a unique perspective on these issues; they are among some 225 students in the school who are acting as peer leaders as part of a citywide Project Liberty program, federally funded by FEMA, designed to heal racial rifts following 9/11."