As the controversy over the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a New York City public school, continues too simmer, it may be useful to bring together my writings on Islamic and Arabic pre-collegiate educational institutions in the West.
- "What Are Islamic Schools Teaching?" The New York Sun, March 29, 2005. Surveys eight problematic Islamic schools in the United States and Canada.
- "Troubles at Islamic Schools in the West." DanielPipes.org, March 29, 2005. Expands on "What Are Islamic Schools Teaching?" with many further examples.
- "An Islamic School for Lodi, California?"
DanielPipes.org, August 11, 2005. What town elders should consider when dealing with an application for an Islamic school.
- "Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas."
DanielPipes.org, March 8, 2007. A survey of public and charter schools in the United States and their Islamist qualities, spurred by the debate over KGIA.
- "Teach Arabic or Recruit Extremists?" The New York Sun, September 5, 2007. An article based on "Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas."
And on the Khalil Gibran International Academy specifically:
- "On New York's ‘Khalil Gibran International Academy'." DanielPipes.org, March 7, 2007. The original posting on KGIA, with frequent updates.
- "A Madrasa Grows in Brooklyn." The New York Sun, Apr. 24, 2007. My first column on KGIA, laying out the theoretical problems.
- "The Travails of Brooklyn's Arabic Academy." The New York Sun, May 22, 2007 Focuses on the school's advisory board and on parental objections to the school.
- "Stop the NYC Madrassa." Aug. 15, 2007 Focuses on the role of the "Stop the Madrassa Coalition."
(October 23, 2007)