[Some] Young Turks

August 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm (Uncategorized)

There is a sizable Turkish contingent studying Arabic at Qasid this summer, including at least one family group. Most of them seem to be studying classical Arabic, which many Muslims do in order to read the Koran.

There is a mother/daughter pair, too, whom I presume converted to Islam because they have blond hair, blue eyes, beautiful skin, and British accents.

The makeup of the student body this summer is largely comprised of Americans and other Westerners studying Modern Standard Arabic for school or career reasons and of Muslims who study Classical Arabic in order to understand the Koran better, for personal enrichment.

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