Parallel world watch: The Scripps National Spelling Bee is over, but now the Muslim Spelling Bee starts

Tausif Malik (far right) with the winners of the 2013 Muslim Spelling Bee.

WASHINGTON, DC: In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding the Scripps National Spelling Bee, another word-based competition in the US that caters specifically to Muslim students is gearing up for its third annual competition.

The Muslim Spelling Bee was started in 2012 by Tausif Malik, with intention of being the first-ever spelling competition specifically meant for Muslim students.

While Malik clarified to The American Bazaar in a phone interview that the competition is open to students of all ethnicities and religious denominations, Malik explained that the main impetus for creating the bee was to provide an opportunity for Muslim students between the ages of 8 and 14 to have such a contest.

“All other major minority groups in the US have their own spelling bees, but Muslims did not,” Malik said. “I didn’t really understand why this was the case, so I decided to go ahead and start one.”

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Muslims have not the faintest interest in assimilation. The American melting pot has been turned off.

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