America Just Got Its First Accredited Muslim College

A Muslim college received formal academic accreditation this past weekend, making it the first officially recognized Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States.

On Sunday, Zaytuna College, a liberal-arts school based in Berkeley, California, announced that it was formally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of the six official academic bodies responsible for the authorizing public and private colleges and universities in the United States.

“Today, Zaytuna’s accreditation roots this vision in a reality recognized within American higher education,” Hamza Yusuf, president of the college, said in a statement celebrating the announcement.

The statement also added, “[Accreditation] helps ensure that Zaytuna successfully fulfills the objectives outlined in its curriculum, which grounds its students in both the Islamic and Western scholarly traditions”…

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  • Jay Currie

    Motto: “Boko Harum”

    • Frau Katze

      They’ll be studying the Koran….likely in Arabic, which they don’t understand.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘All three men have been the subjects of minor controversy in decades past, but have become passionate defenders of moderate Islam in recent years, with Yusuf and Shakir often traveling together to give talks to Muslim students across America denouncing extremism. ‘

    ‘denouncing extremism’ — haha

    Islam is the only ‘religion’ with so many efforts and programs designed with the intent of getting the follower of the religion to not take the religion too seriously.

    That’s a bit alarming, yes.

  • Clausewitz

    I take it their Library is housed in a closet. Only needs 4 books.