BRITISH SCHOOLS REWRITE HISTORY IN EFFORT TO AVOID OFFENDING MUSLIMS
Let’s begin with a premise and a couple of simple questions: Assume “Mohammed” were the most popular name for newborn boys in America. Furthermore, assume it has been the most popular name for baby boys born in America for the last five years. What would that tell you? Would you be concerned?
Not only is this statistic true in Britain, it doesn’t appear that the country is all that concerned about it – except for doing its best to change British culture and to rewrite history in school curricula – so as not to offend Muslims, of course. From Family Security Matters:
In Cheshire, two non-Muslim students at Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class.
In Scotland, 30 non-Muslim children from Parkview Primary School recently were required to visit the Bait ur Rehman Ahmadiyya mosque in the Yorkhill district of Glasgow. At the mosque, the children were instructed to recite the shahada – the Muslim declaration of faith which states: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.”
Muslims are demanding that Islamic preachers be sent to every school in Scotland to teach children about Islam, ostensibly in an effort to end negative attitudes about Muslims.
British schools are increasingly dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills.
British teachers are reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.
In an effort to counter “Islamophobia” in British schools, teachers are now required to teach “key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero” in math and science courses, even though the concept of zero originated in India.
In the East London district of Tower Hamlets, four Muslims were recently jailed for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls; and 85 out of 90 schools have implemented “no pork” policies.
In West Yorkshire, the Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School in Batley has banned stories featuring pigs, including “The Three Little Pigs,” in case they offend Muslim children.
In Nottingham, Greenwood Primary School cancelled a Christmas nativity play; it interfered with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. In Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast College removed the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims.
Also in Cheshire, a 14-year-old Roman Catholic girl who attends Ellesmere Port Catholic High School was branded a truant by teachers for refusing to dress like a Muslim and visit a mosque.
In Stoke-on-Trent, schools have been ordered to rearrange exams, cancel swimming lessons and stop sex education during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In Norwich, the Knowland Grove Community First School has axed the traditional Christmas play to “look at some of the other great cultural festivals of the world.”
Meanwhile, the ban on pigs in Britain also extends to toys for children. The manufacturer of a toy farm set called HappyLand Goosefeather Farm recently removed pigs in order to avoid offending Muslims.
The pig removal came to public attention after a British mother bought the toy as a present for her daughter’s first birthday. Although the set contained a model of a cow, sheep, chicken, horse and dog, there was no pig, despite there being a sty and a button which generated an “oink” sound.
After the mother complained, the Early Learning Centre (ELC), which manufactures the toy, responded: “Previously the pig was part of the Goosefeather Farm. However, due to customer feedback and religious reasons, this is no longer part of the farm.”
Back to my premise: What if this were happening in America? Could it – if the “progressives” get their way? (Are you listening, California?)
Since I posted this article last week, two more “shocking” revelations have surfaced:
Iran’s specter looms large over London’s annual ‘al-Quds Day’ march: Muslim protesters call for destruction of Israel. Why am I not surprised that London is the only major Western city to host an “al-Quds Day” march?
Britain: Muslim Polygamists to Get More Welfare Benefits: Hey, the Queen’s law is the Queen’s law – unless you’re Muslim, of course.
God save the Queen. Hell with the Queen – God save America.