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So Iran is now immersing young Hispanics in ‘anti-Americanism and Islam’

Tehran Muslims praying. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Atta Kenare

“There were 25 or 30 of us in my class, all from Latin America,” recalled the student, who was just 19 when he arrived at the small institute that styled itself an Iranian madrassa for Hispanics. “I met Colombians, Venezuelans, multiple Argentines.” Many were new Muslim converts, he said, and all were subject to an immersion course, in perfect Spanish, in what he described as "anti-Americanism and Islam."