Trump Admin Tells UNC, Duke to Revise Islam Program or Lose Taxpayer Funds

The Trump administration is calling on the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Duke University to revise their joint Middle Eastern studies program or lose taxpayer funding. According to the Department of Education, the program offers very few, “if any,” programs focused on the historic discrimination against religious minorities in the Middle East, and lacks balance, focusing on the “positive aspects of Islam” while having an “absolute absence” of a similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity and Judaism.

The Associated Press

Watch: Global Climate Strike Inspired by Activist Greta Thunberg Underway

Activists across over 150 countries are participating in an international strike Friday to protest climate change. High profile protesters – such as Greta Thunberg, who helped inspire the student-led protests by starting school walkouts in her hometown – are leading dozens of mass rallies across the United States.

Thousands of people take part in a protest for climate action on September 20, 2019 in Cape Town, as part of a Global Climate action day. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)