• UK Mozzies - Ban Un-Islamic Schools

    From Mullah Lodabullah@3:800/432 to All on Saturday, February 24, 2007 03:51:04
    Islam's hard-liners push for bans on "un-Islamic" activities
    in UK public schools, like swimming in pools in daylight during
    the "holy" month, in case pupils swallow water, which is not


    By Gabriel Milland

    DEMANDS for a ban on "un-Islamic" activities in schools will be
    set out by the Muslim Council of Britain today.

    Targets include playground games, swimming lessons, school plays,
    parentsAE evenings and even vaccinations.

    And the calls for all children to be taught in Taliban-style
    conditions will be launched with the help of a senior Government
    education adviser.

    Professor Tim Brighouse, chief adviser to London schools, was due
    to attend the event at the capital's biggest mosque.

    His presence there was seen as "deeply worrying", and a sign that
    the report was backed by the Government.

    Tory MP Greg Hands said: "The MCB needs to realise it has to move
    closer to the rest of the community, not away from it.

    "The presence of Tim Brighouse implies Government backing of this
    report. This is very worrying."

    Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society said the report
    was a "recipe for disaster".

    He added: "Schools with even just a handful of Muslim kids will find
    they have to follow these guidelines because there arenAEt the staff
    to have one set of classes for Muslims and another for the rest.

    "The MCB shouldn't try to force its religious agenda on children who
    may not want it. The Government needs to send the MCB packing. Schools
    should be about teaching, not preaching."

    The report, Towards Greater Understanding - Meeting The Needs of
    Muslim Pupils In State Schools, says all schools should bring in
    effective bans for all pupils on "un-Islamic activities" like dance

    It also wants to limit certain activities during Ramadan. They
    include science lessons dealing with sex, parents' evenings, exams
    and immunisation programmes.

    The holy month - when eating and drinking is not allowed in daylight
    hours - should also see a ban on swimming lessons in case pupils
    swallow water in the pool.


    Full article at "Daily Express"... http://www.express.co.uk/news_detail.html?sku=1264

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