Friday, July 06, 2012
Muslim Congressman: 'Model U.S. Schools After Muslim Madrassahs
"America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our Madrassas, in our schools where innovation is encouraged. Where the foundation is the Koran," Rep. Andre Carson (D-Indiana) said at the ICNA-MAS convention at the end of May.
Yes, the Muslim world is certainly noted for its innovations and achievements in science, the arts and the free exchange of ideas, isn't it?
What most if not all madrassah learning actually consists of is indoctrination and rote learning of the Qu'ran, the Sunnah and the Hadiths, usually in Arabic. 'Innovation and ingenuity' are not traits that are encouraged.
However, given whom Rep. Carson is and what his political viewpoint is, I can certainly understand why he would want all schools modeled on madrassahs.