Obama sending aid to Islamic schools

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Studies identified as ‘recitation and memorization’ of Quran

A portion of the $120 million the Obama administration is infusing into Nigerian education programs fund Islamic schools that exclusively teach students “the recitation and memorization” of the Quran, government documents reveal.

The Northern Education Initiative Plus, or NEI+, project seeks to broaden access to education while strengthening literacy skills of the predominantly Muslim population of northern Nigeria, according to procurement documents WND located through routine database research.

Obama wants to increase the number of schools that offers an expanded “core” of subjects, including Islamic schools that currently offer little or no academic options.

Among other primary objectives of the five-year program is the modernization of these educational institutions by increasing the quality of teacher training and promoting the use of proven, internationally recognized teaching methods.

Northern Nigeria, however, is home to the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram, whose name is loosely translated “Western education is sin” or “Western education is forbidden.”

The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, mentions the role of religious conflict in disrupting regional education efforts yet fails to identify Boko Haram and its violent jihad, such as the group’s kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls earlier this year.

The Obama administration initially declined to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, despite the group’s frequent attacks on government as well as civilian groups.

The attacks included multiple incidents of murdering Christian worshipers during church services.

Last year, however, in response to congressional pressure, the State Department relented and slapped the terrorist label on Boko Haram.

The administration likewise has since sought to deploy advisers to Nigeria to assess and improve safety conditions of U.S. consulates, personnel and recipients of $1.2 billion in U.S. government-aid programs currently in operation

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