The American Islamic College, closed since 2004 when the state revoked its operating authority, is expected early next month to win approval to reopen, reports the Chicago News Cooperative.  Supporters see the opening of the Chicago college, founded in 1981 in the Lakeview neighborhood, as an important step for Islamic instruction in the United States. But its detractors point to the college’s ties to a secretive and far-reaching international movement that has been accused of Islamism in some countries and of an overuse of non-immigrant work visas to hire foreign teachers in its schools in the United States…

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