An educational jihad in London

I’ve just checked my blog’s spam folder which is very efficiently policed by the excellent spam blocker – Akismet – that comes with all WordPress blogs.

Apart from the usual crap I found this:

There are hundreds of state schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be designated as Muslim community schools with bilingual Muslim teachers. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

Iftikhar Ahmad

It was commenting on the piece I wrote about the NUT’s own goal seeking a 10% pay rise.

Fuck knows what the whole lengthy comment – I’ve left out most of it here – had to do with that entry but the closing paragraph took me aback.

As far as I can make out, whoever the fuck Iftikar Ahmad is, he’s saying that schools with a majority of Muslim pupils are de facto Muslim schools and hence there’s no place in them for non-Muslim pupils or teachers.

I find that totally fucking outrageous.

It’s nothing more than a jihad waged on our education system by a dogma-obsessed minority.

The stated aims of the London Scool of Islamics are:

1. The aim is to make British public, institutions and media aware of the issues of the Muslim community in the field of education and possible solutions.
2. To help with social, personal, emotional and educational issues and problems.
3. To provide marriage guidance and counselling.
4. To find divorcees, widowers and disabled persons partners for marriage.

Nowhere does it mention taking over schools on the basis of a Muslim majority on the school roll.

You know, as much as it goes against my past very socialist and liberal leanings, I’m starting to get heartily sick of having to avoid treading on eggshells when it comes to Islam.

On the whole, as a religion, it’s far more trouble than it’s worth.

In short, I’m fucking sick of it.

By all means, pray to Allah – or Micky Mouse for all I fucking care – but keep religion the fuck out of British democracy.

In my experience the democratic track record of Islamic states isn’t much to be proud of…

Lest I be accused of some sort of ‘ism’ I have no objection to Islamic faith schools being set up.


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