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Explicative Style Paper on The Lack of Islam in American Public Schools and the Struggle of Muslim's to gain their own American
Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Islam in American Public Schools and the Struggle for an Islamic-American Identity As essential participants in all societies, it is important that every student understands that Islam, rather than being a single entity that stays the same across the ages, evolves as it comes into contact with various aspects like historical, cultural, class, and ethnic factors (Moore 279).
These include the assimilation degree of the Muslims into society, national identity, and religious and civil law inter-relation. One avenue for finding a balance between security and identity issues with diversity tolerance in the society. The United States’ ideal, contending “out of many, one”, has assured that Muslims can participate in the maintenance and improvement of America as a culturally pluralistic democracy (Moore 286). However, the question arises as to the effects of the war on terror on American assimilation of Islam, both in the education system and society. This paper will argue that there is wanting progress on assimilating Islam into the education system while the formation of an Islamic-American identity is a struggle. The Lack of Islam in American Public Schools Religious illiteracy among American teachers has made it likely that teachers in the system will harbor generalizations and prejudices concerning Islam, which hinder the attempts to accommodate Islam in the education system (Aown 1257). Such bodies have long identified the basic requirements that Muslims need to uphold their Islamic faith in public schools as the Council on Islamic Education. ...
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