"In the 2010-2011 academic year, the new first-grade jurisprudence book (yes, "Islamic jurisprudence" is taught in the first grade, along with a subject called "monotheism") condemned saying hello to non-Muslims.
The lesson was presented as a dialogue between a teacher and a student named Ahmed. Ahmed asks, "Should I say hello to people I don't know?" The teacher replies, "Yes, you say hello to Muslims you know and Muslims you don't know.""
It is Day 3 of the Happiness Project and we learn the joys of personal boundaries.
"Now, and then, all of us have to do things that don’t benefit us much in order to feel that we’re pulling our weight. But if it’s a daily occurrence then we’re going to get run down and ill."