07 June 2015

Adelaide Islamic College controversy worries deputy lord mayor Houssam Abiad

.... Mr Abiad conceded tensions at the school were unsurprising and reflective of a wider reality.

"Islam is not one culture and, in any migrant group, some want to integrate, some assimilate, some stand aside," he said.

"What concerns me is the status quo, the people who migrate to Australia and they refuse to take on the language and they refuse to integrate to the community."

He said the children's needs had to be put first, something college officials insisted was happening.

A parent from the inner western suburbs school also outlined his concerns about the direction the college was taking. [ABC] Read more