Op-Ed: Pray to Allah or Get Detention?
Two boys who refused to pray to Allah have been given detention. Which Middle Eastern country did this you ask? Guess again. The culprit is the United Kingdom.
Two 11-12 year old boys refused to kneel and pray to Allah in Alsager School (which is near Stoke) in Cheshire County (a very happy cat lives there?)
The boys refused to do so during a Religious Education (RE) class
, the RE classes are part of an attempt to inculcate religious tolerance into the students, it appears to be a one way street in this case.
The students were forced to watch a short film on Islam, then told to wear Islamic head wear kneel down on the floor and pray to Allah in Arabic.
Religious tolerance? In reverse with Islamic students being forced to go to Sunday Mass and or say a catechism, the furor would have included riots, store burnings and calls for the death of the teachers involved.
One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.
"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.
Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.
"I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.
I would have added an image of Allah with the red circle and slash overlaid, but Allah appears to be a banned image here at DJ.
"But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'.
"Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
The idea behind the RE classes may have been well intentioned, I doubt it, but it may have been. The problem though is that Islam isn't just a religion, it also a recipe for world domination and subjugation (my opinion)
Including RE classes in a government school program is a process which the Liberal Left would cry about on this side of the pond until there were no tears left to be cried. Why do I get the feeling through, that the Liberal Left establishment would be OK with classes to to teach "tolerance" of Islam? Probably because I listened to a teacher discuss the concept at a meeting I was In two months ago? Only under the guise of "understanding" to remove the need for an unjust war on the Middle East though.
Some of those affected put it all in perspective.
"My child has been forced to pray to Allah in a school lesson." The grandfather of one of the pupils in the class said: "It's absolutely disgusting, there's no other way of putting it.
As is nearly always the case, the willing participants in the school administration are "unhappy'' about the negative publicity.
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
How very surprising, he would have preferred to engage his damage control mode prior to press release? As it is, the damage is done, not to the school, but to the children who were forced to pray to a god (not God) of their own choosing. If I were a parent of one of the kids, the teacher would definitely need some damage control. Or remediation.