“I used to go to public school from kindergarten to sixth grade. When I was in public school, there were some kids who really bothered me. They would make fun of me and stuff. It was sort of hard.” — Hanifa, American Muslim girl
Hanifa’s family decided to send her to a Muslim school. But some Muslim families in America choose to homeschool their children because of problems in public school or for other reasons. There are Muslim homeschooling websites, curriculums, videos, blogs, and Facebook pages.
“Like many home schoolers, Muslim home-school children are often very involved in extracurricular activity,” said one news report. [One Muslim family’s] children all take swim classes and Tai Kwan Do, the boys are on a local football team and are involved in gaming clubs, and their mother says they are well-adjusted.”
(Source: ABC News)
A former missionary to Iraq, a Muslim country, offered the following advice for Kids of Courage readers who might come in contact with homeschooled Muslims or other Muslims children in after school activities:
“Be intentional with your life. Make friends who are different from you. Learn about other cultures. Seek out opportunities. If you want to meet Muslims, join a city sports league instead of a church league. Be a light wherever you are. Have a Christian adult mentor you when you are in situations with non-Christians.”