September 08, 2014

Irish Call for Islamic Schools to Admit Infidels and Observer International Blasphemy Rights Day

If its fair and promotes diversity to require Catholic and Public Schools to make accommodations for Muslim students sensitivities then should Islamic Schools not be required to make accommodations for Infidels?

Seems fair to me.

The Atheist Ireland group has welcomed calls by Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin for a “revolution of inclusivity” in Irish schools and “an upheaval in Irish educational perspectives”.

It(Atheist Ireland) also invited “ the two publicly funded national schools under the patronage of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland to lead the way by including the children of atheists and secularists in their schools.”

...It quoted from the school website, that: “The ethos of the school is distinctly Islamic....At the school children from 3rd class up perform midday (Dhuhr) prayer during the school day. On Friday (Jummah) the children from 3rd class up attend the congregational prayer.

“The uniform required for the students is in align with Islamic requirements (for example the code of dress).The class libraries include Islamic books in their stock, while Islamic posters and pictures add to the Islamic atmosphere.”

“Eight days are taken at the end of Ramadan and continues through Eid-ul-Fitr. Five days holiday are taken for Eid al-Adha...and that “hijab for girls (obligatory in 5th/6th class) must be white.”

Atheist Ireland “would prefer if our children did not get time off for all the religious festivals.... as they will miss a significant part of their education.” However, it also looked forward “to all schools recognising Darwin Day and International Blasphemy Rights Day.”

In Islamic schools will Blasphemy Rights Day include time set aside for the Muslim students to behead their classmates?

By Howie at 10:02 AM | Comments |