Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dress as Muslims

The Sun reported A school was yesterday accused of MAKING teachers dress up as Asians for a day – to celebrate a Muslim festival.
Will the teachers be required to dress as Jews for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, and as Christians for Christmas or Easter?
Kids at the 257-pupil primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.
Same question.
The morning assembly will be open to all parents – but dads are BARRED from a women-only party in the afternoon because Muslim husbands object to wives mixing with other men.
Then tell them to keep their wives home.
Just two members of staff – a part-time teacher and a teaching assistant – are Muslim.
Are they married, and are their male teachers in the school?
Yesterday a relative of one of the 39 others said: “Staff have got to go along with it – or let’s face it, they would be branded racist.
Why? Islam is a religion, not a race.
“Who would put their job on the line? They have been told they have to embrace the day to show their diversity. But they are not all happy.” The day aims to belatedly mark Eid, the end of Ramadan. Sally Bloomer, head of Rufford primary school in Lye, West Midlands, insisted: “I have not heard of any complaints.
I suspect she may hear of some now. here is the school's website.
“It’s all part of a diversity project to promote multi-culturalism.”

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