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Does the Koran Belong in Class? Dobkowski Answers in the New York Times

Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies, had an op-ed answering the question “Does the Koran Belong in Class?” published in the September 3 New York Times. The op-ed was in response to “Cuckoo in Carolina” by Thomas L. Friedman (column, Aug. 28). Dobkowski wrote, “The real issue at the University of North Carolina is that students are being asked to read selections from the Koran that do not include the controversial and important writings that speak about jihad, war and how infidels should be treated. How will that foster honest inquiry?”