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Virginia School District Closes Over Islamic Lesson Backlash

A rural school district in the U.S. state of Virginia closed Friday after receiving a flood of angry emails and phone messages over an Arabic calligraphy lesson that involved writing a Muslim statement of faith. Augusta County school district officials said that they were concerned about the "tone and content of these communications," which included thousands of emails and Facebook posts. In a statement, officials said there had been no specific threat of harm to students,...

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