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    Muslims in Christian Schools: Religious Friction 101 :: Islamist Watch

    Having read this, I am so glad not to be involved in UK education, as keeping everyone happy must be as easy as nailing jelly to a wall.

    Has anyone got any ideas?
    Should the "owners" get a backbone and stand their ground?
    Should we be more accommodating to the "guests"?
    Should the practising of any religion be banned from UK schools - a hammer to crack a nut.

    I use the terms owners and guests referring back to the original article.
    I accept that those terms are highly debatable in themselves.
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    Simple solution, make all state schools secular, make all faith schools private.

    In the schools my daughters and step daughter attends, religion is taught in a historical and cultural context, and so it should be. As fascinating a study that religion is, it shoud never be taught to children as any kind of truth.
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    Re: The pushy guests...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Muslims in Christian Schools: Religious Friction 101 :: Islamist Watch

    Having read this, I am so glad not to be involved in UK education, as keeping everyone happy must be as easy as nailing jelly to a wall.

    Has anyone got any ideas?
    Should the "owners" get a backbone and stand their ground?
    Should we be more accommodating to the "guests"?
    Should the practising of any religion be banned from UK schools - a hammer to crack a nut.

    I use the terms owners and guests referring back to the original article.
    I accept that those terms are highly debatable in themselves.
    As I understand things, the problem is the lack of flexibility available to a Muslim; England has been founded on flexibility and trying to accommodate visitors from other countries, especially if we are Christian.
    Hence I deduce that Muslims are abusing our flexibility, by ardent following of the Koran.

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    In sending their children to Christian faith schools Muslim's are surley accepting that they will be exposed to alternative religious teachings.Christian schools have for many years explored other faiths, I dont realy see what there problem is.Maybe those not prepared to go with the flow should be asked to leave.
    Non faith schools should keep religion off the agenda

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    Re: The pushy guests...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveUK View Post
    Simple solution, make all state schools secular, make all faith schools private.

    In the schools my daughters and step daughter attends, religion is taught in a historical and cultural context, and so it should be. As fascinating a study that religion is, it shoud never be taught to children as any kind of truth.
    Not the issue, the issue is Muslim students in their parents going to Christian schools and not respecting and in some cases actively challenging that school's religious practices.

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    Re: The pushy guests...

    Quote Originally Posted by DC View Post
    Not the issue, the issue is Muslim students in their parents going to Christian schools and not respecting and in some cases actively challenging that school's religious practices.
    Absolutely! If parents send their children to a school which is of a different faith to their own, they do so in the full knowledge that they'll be taught views and customs which are different to their own. If they don't like that, why the **** do they send them there in the first place! The schools concerned need to have more guts and should stand up to parents like this and point out a few home truths to them - as do many governments, but that's a different and well discussed story.
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    Personally I'm against faith schools for a number of reasons but that's not really relevant to the argument so I'll leave that out of my reasoning.
    I would think the problem here is a similar one to the entire immigration policy. We've had 13 years of a government which decided that anyone can come here, on their terms. I would have thought the solution is very simple. If you're going to come to the UK then you agree to respect our laws. If you don't like our laws then don't come here (that's a reference at attempts to introduce shariah law). The same is true of faith schools. If you want to send your child to a faith school (and you certainly don't have to) then you accept that theirs is a school based on that faith and that, by agreeing to go there, you agree to respect their faith, even if you don't practice it yourself. So, whilst I wouldn't have a problem with, for example, providing a room for children of another faith to pray in, I would definitely take issue with parents demanding that the school doesn't observe their faith because that's the whole point of a faith school and if you don't like it the answer is simple, don't go there.

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