Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Far Beyond Multiculturalism… Forced Islam

islam-london1A(MailOnline) Parents at a British public school were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labeled as racist for the rest of their school career.

They were sent a letter warning that the primary school pupils would have a ‘racial discrimination note’ put on their records if they did not go.

Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip next Wednesday to Staffordshire University, which would involve children from 8 to 11 years old “being shown Islamic artifacts.”

Parents were warned: ‘Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career. All absences on this day will be investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a doctor’s sick note.’

islam-london7“The visit is part of  the National Curriculum for religious education and also reflects ‘the multi-cultural community in which we live.  It is a statutory requirement for primary school children to experience and learn about different cultures.  The workshop will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions.’”

STAFFORDSHIRE University is hosting an Explore Islam exhibition for the sixth year running.

The exhibition aims to dispel the many myths surrounding Islam.  It allows young people an opportunity to explore and question some of the widely-believed misconceptions that exist, with people they would otherwise not have an opportunity to speak to.

Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal, university equality and diversity officer, said: "This year, we are looking forward to welcoming nearly 400 young people and their teachers from 10 different schools across Staffordshire."

1 comments:

Leah said...

Wow. That's awful. Note that the wording is "an opportunity to explore other religions." An opportunity. really? An opportunity? To whom is this an opportunity? is it a good opportunity? What if my religion says it's not an opportunity that my children should be involved- or in their words,"explore?"
What about the fact that my religion does not force others to "explore?"
A religious discrimination note for their entire school career? Ridiculous

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