Don't Believe the Hype about Zaytuna College
Despite the media's enthusiasm over the recent news that Zaytuna College in Berkeley has been accredited, the size and quality of the school have been greatly exaggerated. Writing for Campus Watch, Stephen Schwartz reveals the truth behind the story: a Muslim college founded by a trio of Islamists, including UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian, with a small footprint but big friends in the press and academe. Schwartz's article appears today at American Thinker
The accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of tiny Zaytuna College, an Islamist project with seventeen professors and fifty students in Berkeley, California that has been called "America's first Muslim liberal arts college," has been lauded -- and misrepresented -- in the mainstream press. A Religion News Service article reprinted in the Washington Post and elsewhere, including the Christian Century, described Zaytuna as "A college that requires the study of both Wordsworth and the Quran for graduation... now the first fully accredited Islamic university in America."
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Related Topics: Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley, Zaytuna College | Winfield Myers
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