Women and religion….

February 13, 2015


Some Muslim schools ‘make children despise the West’! This is the claim of a new investigation which goes on to suggest “some Islamic schools are promoting fundamentalist views and encouraging children to despise Western society.” The report suggests “Ofsted inspectors are incapable of scrutinising Muslim faith schools properly, and demands an inquiry by MPs.”

The only suprising thing about this, is that the report’s authors seem suprised? I can’t think why?

Anyhow read it here.

“The report alleges of the 133 Muslim primary and secondary schools it surveyed, 82 (61.6 per cent) have connections or direct affiliations to fundamentalists. The 133 schools are in the private sector but supposedly subject to Ofsted inspection.”

” Perhaps the most alarming finding of the investigation is that so many of these schools (including ones with no connections to political extremism) are bricking up their pupils behind a wall of Koranic injunctions and Sharia law.

“These schools known as Darul Ulooms, which base their curriculum on a seventeenth-century Indian teaching system, include very few secular subjects, claims the report. It says: “Their aim is not to prepare pupils for life in the wider world, but to give them the tools for a more limited existence inside the Muslim enclaves.”

“The consequences for bright Muslim British girls are absolutely dire. Lively intellects are being destroyed and brilliant careers cut off before they can begin. To quote the report again: “Every year, an incalculable number of Muslim teenagers and young women are lost to the wider world that informs their citizenship.”

“The numbers (of schools) are increasing fast, and there is confusion over how many schools exist. The growth of non-Muslim schools, it’s suggested, is “hugely overshadowed by a rapidly growing sector of Muslim institutions. These now number 127 [sic] full-time schools and an estimated 700 part-time madrassas for intense religious instruction [and that doesn’t include the Darul Uloom seminaries] … Many recreate in the UK the style and content of schooling that can be found in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.”

“And all this is happening with the implicit consent of the Government, Ofsted – and Christian leaders, who bang on about the threat to “faith schools” (and, in the case of R. Williams, the virtues of Sharia) while shielding their eyes from the evidence that many Muslim faith schools are poisonously anti-Christian.”

And a link to Damian Thompson’s article last December on this subject here.

Links here to show the problem in Australia.