The demand for Muslim schools comes from parents who want their children a safe environment with an Islamic ethos.Parents see Muslim schools where children can develop their Islamic Identity where they won't feel stigmatised for being Muslims and they can feel confident about their faith. Muslim schools are working to try to create a bridge between communities.The idea that racism is behind the fact certain ethnic groups perform very badly in the British education system is tired, absurd and self-evidently false.
There is a belief among ethnic minority parens that the British schooling does not adequatly address their cultural needs. Failing to meet this need could result in feeling resentment among a group who already feel excluded. Setting up Muslim school is a defensive response.
State schools with monolingual teachers are not capable to teach English to bilingual Muslim children. Bilingual teachers are needed to teach English to such children along with their mother tongue. According to a number of studies, a child will not learn a second language if his first language is ignored.
Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. Muslims have the right to educate their children in an environment that suits their culture. This notion of "integration", actually means "assimilation", by which people generally really mean "be more like me". That is not multiculturalism. In Sydney, Muslims were refused to build a Muslim school, because of a protest by the residents. Yet a year later, permission was given for the building of a Catholic school and no protests from the residents. This clrearly shows the blatant hypocrisy, double standards and racism. Christians oppose Muslim schools in western countries yet build
their own religious schools.
British schooling and the British society is the home of institutional racism. The result is that Muslim children are unable to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, therefore, majority of them leave schools with low grades. Racism is deeply rooted in British society. Every native child is born with a gene or virus of racism, therefore, no law could change the attitudes of racism towards those who are different. It is not only the common man, even member of the royal family is involved in racism.
The father of a Pakistani office cadet who was called a "****" by Prince Harry has profoundly condemned his actions. He had felt proud when he met the Queen and the Prince of Wales at his son's passing out parade at Sandhurst in 2006 but now felt upset after learning about the Prince's comments. Queen Victoria invited an Imam from India to teach her Urdu language. He was highly respected by the Queen but other members of the royal family had no respect for him. He was forced to go back to India. His protrait is still in one of the royal places.
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.
London School of Islamics Trust
We know that it is false because certain other non-white groups perform much better not only than the groups apparently being dragged down by racism, but than white British children.
Both Indian and Chinese pupils tend to do far better than the national average in their exams.
That aside, I wanted Ahmad's comment to appear here so that people remember, for every moderate Muslim there is at least one like this.
One who thinks that British people are born with "a virus" which makes them hate other ethnic groups, despite the fact that a powerful cabal of British politicians and Establishment figures have gone out of their way to fill this country with such groups, whilst ignoring the obvious insanity of such actions.
Millions of ordinary British people either say nothing about this situation or actively urge their compatriots to celebrate it, whilst dismissing anyone who sticks their head above the parapet to question the wisdom of this or warn of the ill-effects, no matter how cautiously, of being a crank, a bigot, a Nazi, a racist.
Ahmad thinks that any British person who does not celebrate the fact their nation will cease to exist in its current form is evil.
Me, I think just the opposite, and I thank people such as Ahmad for crawling out of the woodwork and going some way towards proving the point I try to make on this blog daily.
Think about the logical conclusion of Ahmad's train of thought.
State schools which become majority Muslim must become de facto Islamic schools, which the British taxpayer will keep the privilege of funding.
We know the kinds of things which will then be taught in those schools, because in places it is already happening - as I demonstrated in this post about a Muslim school in Amsterdam, Holland:
Metsemakers says that they had to eat separately during breaking and that they weren't greeted in the same way as Muslim teachers. "Not with the world salem, peace, because non-Muslims can't know what peace is. Those who think differently are labeled unbelievers."This is the kind of thing Ahmad wants the British public to pay for. Not only lies about pretty much everything that matters, but indoctrination camps which tell children the country to which many owe their lives if not their standard of living is an evil entity which is actually responsible for all their failings.
Metsemakers meanwhile called in the educational inspection. She was suspended a year and a half ago because she mentioned the customs of other religions in class. Metsemakers, whose annual contract was not extended last year says she drew a time-line on which she put the most important events of a number of religions.
At Christmas time she put up canal house with lights in class (Christmas ornaments) in order to tell about the festival regarding light, without specially talking about Christmas. She was prohibited from doing so. The worst thing, says Metsemakers, is that she was told to tell the children that Christianity will be done away with.
Several years ago several teachers left the school due to an 'exceptionally orthodox attitude of the administration'. An interim director was dismissed.
According to Metsemakers the administration has meanwhile managed to enforce an orthodox nature everywhere, though half of the team consist of non-Muslim teachers.
But the main worry for me is this; if we accept that a school with a majority of Muslim pupils becomes a Muslim school (and in a sense, whilst I don't like this, I do accept it, for it is logical), then what is next?
Muslim streets, Muslim suburbs, Muslim cities?
Will these entities (which again, already exist, albeit unofficially), although obviously entitled to all the benefits of being part of the United Kingdom, be able to make and enforce their own laws? All in the name of combating British Racism, naturally. We know how low Muslim self esteem can get when women aren't kept in check and any sense of British identity or symbol of British authority is allowed to remain, after all.
We are on a very slippery slope - and it increasingly seems the only thing at the bottom is a large grave which we dug ourselves.