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The Hindu-Arabic numeral system predates Islam by over a thousand years, so I don't know why you would equate the two...

Many people (including myself) believe that the Arab civilization was at the forefront of science and culture UNTIL Islam gained a foothold on the region...
Every history teacher I had stated that the Arabic world came up with our numbers. Not a word about Islam. Yet there are still people, teachers included, who attempt to boost Islam up as a great teacher of the sciences and mathematics and medicine.
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I'm wondering how this calligraphy/religion assignment ended up in the course work of a 9th grade geography class. I guess it's not too far out there. Harvard students don't know the capital of Canada. The geography teacher did not produce this assignment but only presented it so she probably isn't guilty of indoctrination. It was a poorly conceived assignment to begin with and the mom had a legitimate gripe. The ISIS flag writing would also be an interesting choice for homework. Closing school when there were no threats is questionable.
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