Friday, July 04, 2008

Brit kids punished for not submitting to Islam

Two schoolchildren in Britain were punished with detention for not kneeling down and praying to Allah during a religious education segment in school.
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 [Or is that 'al-Sager'? --ed.] High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.
But wait! There's more!
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.
The school's headmaster appears to have no clue about what's going on in his own school:
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 teacher, I am an English teacher.

"At the moment it is our enterprise week and many of our members of staff are away.

"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.
In other words, it's a shame so many people had to find out about this.


darkpixel said...

My Lord.... are the Brits committing suicide?

Eric said...

Unbelievable, huh? The article pointedly makes no mention of the, erm, ethnic or religious background of the teacher, but one wonders what she was doing with prayer mats in the "cupboard".