POLL: Should an Islamic school be allowed to lease county property while using textbooks that teach intolerance?

My Vote? NO WAY!

The authors of a 12th-grade text on Quranic interpretation state that apostates (those who convert from Islam), adulterers and people who murder Muslims can be permissibly killed.

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2 Responses to “POLL: Should an Islamic school be allowed to lease county property while using textbooks that teach intolerance?”

  1. mimi Says:

    If the material really says that as “law” and not just something that pronounces a belief in Muslim law (outside the US), of course they should not be allowed to run as a school. It an omission of words; but a threat to other citizens nevertheless.

  2. Kevin Giedd Says:

    Sure they should. They should also be allowed to purchase and store nuclear weapons.

    My sarcastic comment aside, I don’t like the way this question is worded. Intolerance can be a good thing, depending on how one defines intolerance. We are all intolerant of drug abuse, racism, theft, etc. but who would state that it is acceptable to kill the people who commit the actions that we are intolerant of? While I am intolerant of homosexuality, I am also intolerant of violence against homosexuals. As for these textbooks, violence is the offense, not intolerance.

    Opposing a vague concept of intolerance (how can such a diverse nation specify?) leads us towards the colorless, artless, tasteless, emotionless, senseless world described in The Giver.

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