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Schools Closed Over Islam Homework

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Officials closed all schools in Augusta County, VA, as a safety precaution when parents were distressed by a world geography assignment from the schools’ standard textbook in world religions.  The assignment:”Here is the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith, written in Arabic. In the space below, try copying it by hand. This should give you an idea of the artistic complexity of calligraphy.”  This case may be used in courses on policy, sociology, comparative religions, curriculum design, religion and society, and other classes that examine the role of religion in society.

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