Source: Omaha World-Herald
On July 11, 2001, the Omaha World-Herald reported that "Islamic schools are emerging" in Omaha. The first two are the Albayan Academy the school planned by the Islamic Center of Omaha. "Islamic leaders say the growing community needs a private school where instructors can do what religious-based schools already do in Omaha: teach core subjects in a religious environment. More than 1,400 Islamic families live in the Omaha area."