February 23, 2007

UK Muslims Demand School Reform

In a report titled Towards Greater Understanding -- Meeting The Needs of Muslim Pupils In State Schools, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a lengthy list of demands regarding "un-Islamic" activities in British schools. Below is a smattering of the demands which I think are unreasonable, to put it mildly.

- Schools should immediately ban all "un-Islamic activities" such as dance classes.

- During Ramadan, schools should ban science lessons dealing with sex, parents’ evenings, exams and immunization program.

- Schools must ban swimming lessons during Ramadan to preclude students from accidentally swallowing water during daylight hours, which is forbidden.

- During single-sex swimming lessons, boys must be covered "from navel to the neck."

- During single-sex swimming lessons, girls must be completely covered at all times except for the face and hands.

- Schools must assure that all contact sports are single-gender.

- School trips must be single-gender.

- Muslim students should be taught the Arabic language.

- The Koran should be recited in music classes.

- All schools should have prayer rooms with attached washing facilities.

- All British children should be required to learn about Islam.

- Muslim children will not be in classes about Christianity and other faiths.

The Muslim Council of Britain speaks for 1.5 million British Muslims and its former leader, Secretary-General Iqbal Sacranie, was knighted in 2005. Other Muslim groups have expressed criticism, but not opposition, to the MCB's demands. The British Department of Education has not yet voiced an opinion regarding the demands.

If recent history can be used as a guide, the British education establishment will bend over compliantly to the Muslims. The only question is who caves first.

And get ready for more because it would be pure fantasy to think that this is the last list of demands Western countries will receive from the followers of the religion of peace. Tolerance will continue to be shoved down people's throats until there is a global caliphate.

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