A Saudi School for Scandal


ARABIAN FIGHTS: Pupils from King Fahd Academy at the October march

On a clear, chilly October morning, Mahmoud Abdelwahab leads a group of about 200 Muslim parents as they march on Bonn's city hall to protest efforts to shut down their school, the King Fahd Academy. German counterterrorism and local government officials claim that the academy promotes a radical brand of Islam, and that people affiliated with the school are linked to terrorism. Abdelwahab, 44, a spokesman for parents whose children attend the academy, says that's nonsense. He stops in front of city hall's pink Baroque façade and launches into an angry speech against the city's attempt to close the school. Then...

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