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The Trump administration wants to slash funding at University of North Carolina and Duke for its Islamic studies program

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in an interagency working group to discuss youth programs hosted by U.S. first lady Melania Trump that line up with Melania Trump's Be Best campaign in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

  • The Trump administration is looking to slash funding for the Consortium for Middle East Studies — a program run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina.
  • The consortium received $235,000 from the grant in 2018.
  • The consortium, according to an Aug. 29 letter from the U.S. Education Department, “unfairly promotes the positive aspects of Islam” but not Judaism or Christianity.
  • The letter also states that seminars on modern love in Iran, for instance, are not beneficial to “national security and economic stability.”
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