I agree that they do have the rights to learn their own heritage and language first.
They can teach them until 5th grade or something, and then introduce english as new class and start from there.
They will have a good grasp of Arabic, and can fast get the english.
One way or the other they will have daily contact with english.
On brazilian comunity, most kids speak english AND portugese.
But they can't read/write portuguese.. some can read but writing is off the question.
If they had a portuguese school, they could learn to be fluent on both language at young age.
I also hate this generalization of every arabic person/muslum/egypt to be terrorist. it pisses me off when I hear such comments on a bus, when a muslum enter, everyone go balistic thinking he have a bomb strapped..
Nothing against them having a Arabic only school and frequenting a ESOL school in the afternoon.
"Chile is a thin and tall country"