Sunday, November 7, 2010

(NEWS) Muslim President Of Azerbaijan Inaugurates Jewish School

"Azerbaijan leader applauded at Jewish education center in Baku, says hopes 'school's graduates will be proud Jews and proud Azeri citizens'.

A Muslim president of a Muslim country inaugurating a Jewish school is not exactly a common event. And yet, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev recently visited a Jewish education center in the capital city of Baku, accompanied by his education minister, minister for religious affairs, mayor and other senior officials.

Upon his arrival, the president was applauded and cheered by the ceremony's attendees. 'I hope the graduates of this school will be proud Jews as well as proud Azerbaijani citizens,' he said."

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