Friday, July 04, 2008

Kneel down and pray to Allah

Mail Online reported Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.
Do they also make Muslim children pray to God in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and say a Jewish prayer?
Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
I can understand why they were upset.
They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights...."Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
Isn't that terrible. They missed their snack. Was it Holy Communion?
"Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right. "They'd never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language."
And saying that prayer, which is called the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith that "there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah", is what makes them a Muslim.
.... "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."
Also from Catholics that don't like non-Cathlics to partake in it even if they are Christian.
Baron Bodissey blogged One of the characteristics of Multiculturalism in the West is that tolerance flows in only one direction.... The mandatory Multicultural disclaimers: I’m not racist. I support diversity in schools and the workplace. Some of my best friends are Muslims.

Pamela blogged The once great empire whimpers and slithers to its death. How painful and sad this is to watch.

Gina Cobb blogged Would your kids do the same if they were asked to pray to someone else's god?

Update 7/9: The teacher has been suspended


iron chef klingon said...

Stoke-on-Trent? What part of Saudi Arabia is that in?

Don Singleton said...

Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire, England

Anonymous said...

My kids can practice what they preach. I am not fixated on any one religion. I am to old for that....ANON

Anonymous said...

Religion, taxes, death - all interesting topics. If you are Catholic and become excommunicated, you can become a Protestant. If you are a Protestant Minister and are married, you can become a Catholic Priest. How do you like them apples? ANON....