Saturday, July 05, 2008

7th Graders Get Detention For Refusing To Pray To Allah

I can't make this stuff up. Sadly, it happened in Britain.

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.

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...

"But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."

You don't say.

Deputy headmaster Keith Plant said: "It's difficult to know at the moment whether this was part of the curriculum or not. I am not an RE (religious education?) teacher, I am an English teacher.

If you can't answer something that simple, then you shouldn't be talking to the press. And if it is part of the curriculum, I recommend marching with pitchforks whilst getting the tar and feathers ready. Seriously.

"The particular member of staff you need to speak to isn't around. I think that it is a shame that so many parents have got in touch with the Press before coming to me.

"I have spoken to the teacher and she has articulately given me her version of events, but that is all I can give you at the moment."

This particular administrator is an idiot. As was sung on that oh-so-famous Pink Floyd album, "Get him up against the Wall."


Mrs. Bluebird said...

Good gracious - the craziness just keeps getting worse over there across the pond. Even more reason to thank goodness for Independence Day. Now if we can only learn the lessons of Europe and make sure we don't repeat them. Any bets on that one?

Darren said...

I'm not taking that bet. I don't like losing.

Ellen K said...

Is it just me or does it seems that you can teach just about any type of religion in school, except Christianity? Britain is under attack from within. Just this past week, one of their judges weighed in on allowing sharia law-even to the point of suspending rights for some people, most notably women. Talk about a two-tiered system! And these are the judges that the liberal members of SCOTUS want to refer to for rulings affection OUR NATION! Is anybody listening?

Darren said...

It's not just you.

Donalbain said...

So, despite the fact that the culture in that school is majority Muslim, you oppose the religious activities. But when it is Christians...