Lebanese school cuts pages from book critical of Hizbullah
Lebanese school cuts pag
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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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