Friday, July 04, 2008

School Indoctrination

Two British schoolchildren have been punished for refusing to kneel down and pray to Allah- as part of a school religious education class.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.

Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon.

I must have missed the howls of outrage from Muslim students and parents about the classes where they had to perform Jewish prayers. Obviously the school isn't being discriminatory and they also have a stock of yarmulkes in the cupboard too. Right?

As we've seen before (California of course) it's only when Islam is being taught that students are expected to take on the role of actually being a Muslim as opposed to simply being taught about that faith. No American school would dare to have children perform Christian prayers in class- and I've never heard of any British RE class actually have children engage in prayer before.

Until and unless students role play being Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist this attempt at indoctrination has to be stopped.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As has been pointed out on several other blogs, the most distressing part of this is the fact that by saying Islamic prayers you are, by their tenents, becoming Islamic. Don't they have a very nasty way of dealing with people who then denounce their Islamic faith.