In Scotland, they can't do enough to please their MuslimsI've noted in previous posts the boycott by certain counties in Scotland against books printed in Israel. But it seems that the Scottish have not done enough to please their Muslim masters. The Muslims are breaking away from the Scottish educational system because it doesn't teach enough about Islam (Hat Tip: Shy Guy via Atlas Shrugs).
The Sunday Express has learned parents are angry their children are not being given schooling according to their religious beliefs and claim teachers are even promoting “unIslamic principles and behaviours”.Interestingly, the article goes on to say that there are separate Catholic, Episcopalian and Jewish state schools, but that counselors were afraid that Muslims would be isolated if they had their own schools. Of course, no adherents of those religions tried to blow up the local airport four years ago.
Some have even threatened legal action to force councils to open state-funded faith schools at taxpayers’ expense.
Others want the “relatively affluent” Muslim community to take matters into its own hands, starting with Scotland’s first Islamic high school.
Parents and supporters are being rallied on an Internet chat room called glasgowmuslims.com. One father explains the plan is to “form a steering group of individuals who wish to contribute towards the creation of an Islamic Secondary School for Girls in Glasgow”.
The anonymous man – TariqM – adds: “I have spoken to a number of Imams representing the primary Masjids (mosques) in Glasgow and in principle everybody agrees the ideal solution to education for Muslims would be within an environment that has at its core an Islamic ethos.”
Another member proposes legal action over the city council’s refusal to fund an Islamic state school, stating: “There is a case to be made by the Muslim community against Glasgow Council claiming religious bigotry and discrimination.”
But isn't it funny that in the same area that boycotts Israel, the local schools aren't religious enough for Muslims?