Lebanese school cuts pages from book critical of Hizbullah

Lebanese school cuts pag

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October 20, 2009 20:46

A leading school in Lebanon was forced to remove pages from a history book said to describe Hizbullah as a terrorist organization after a Cabinet minister from the group complained, a state news agency reported Tuesday. The textbook has been used for seven years by Beirut's International College, a secondary school, said its president, John Johnson, according to the state-run National News Agency. The book, Modern World History, is printed in the United States, the daily As-Safir reported. The US has branded Hizbullah a terrorist group. The newspaper said the book is taught to 8th grade students. On Sunday, Labor Minister Mohammed Fneish, a Hizbullah member, complained about the book and called on the Education Ministry to take action against schools teaching it and remove it from the approved curriculum.


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