Islamic Institute Nationalized [Archives:2001/46/Local News]

November 12 2001

Two military cars and a police escort headed by the Director-General of the Education Office stormed the building of Sheik al-Bayhani School, formerly known as the Islamic Institute, and demanded the evacuation of the school.
Al-Bayhani Charitable Association appealed the President of the Republic to intervene to restore the association. Students of the school and their guardians staged a sit-in protesting the seizure of the school.
The closure of the al-Bayhani School came in compliance with the new
government’s orientations to close Islamic schools and institutes.