Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah

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  1. jack404

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    Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.
    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.
    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.


    One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.
    "I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.
    "Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful.
    "I don't want this to look as if I have a problem with the school because I am generally very happy with it."
    Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.
    "I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.
    "But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'.
    "Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
    "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."
    "My child has been forced to pray to Allah in a school lesson." The grandfather of one of the pupils in the class said: "It's absolutely disgusting, there's no other way of putting it.
    "My daughter and a lot of other mothers are furious about their children being made to kneel on the floor and pray to Islam. If they didn't do it they were given detention.
    "I am not racist, I've been friendly with an Indian for 30 years. I've also been to a Muslim wedding where it was explained to me that alcohol would not be served and I respected that.
    "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."

    Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon.
    Deputy headmaster Keith Plant said: "It's difficult to know at the moment whether this was part of the curriculum or not. I am not an RE teacher, I am an English teacher.
    "At the moment it is our enterprise week and many of our members of staff are away.
    "The particular member of staff you need to speak to isn't around. I think that it is a shame that so many parents have got in touch with the Press before coming to me.
    "I have spoken to the teacher and she has articulately given me her version of events, but that is all I can give you at the moment."
    A statement from Cheshire County Council on behalf of the school read: "The headteacher David Black contacted this authority immediately complaints were received.

    "Enquiries are being made into the circumstances as a matter of urgency and all parents will be informed accordingly.
    "Educating children in the beliefs of different faith is part of the diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is essential to understanding.
    "We accept that such teaching is to be conducted with some sense of sensitivity."



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  2. thomas44

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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    I'd be out-of-control p'd off if my kids were forced to do something like that. Seriously.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Were the Muslim students forced to celibrate Passover or Easter to learn about cultural diversity?

    Guess not, the headmaster still has his head and the school has not been burned to the ground.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Can't help wondering what part of readin' writin' and 'rithmatic didn't get taught while that rubbish was being pushed instead.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    If they had been my kids the teacher and principle would have learned two more 'R' words, ranting and raving. I am afraid that at times like that when I was defending my children from stupid, (yes stupid), teachers I got loud, vocal and my language was just inside the legal boundaries. We can't practice our religion, (I am a Catholic), in their countries but we are forced to participate in it at home..........I don't friggin think so.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    I can't even imagine what my response would have been if that happened to my children when they were in school. Everyone is being too kind to this teacher. I think some country justice is in order!
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Maybe you should give some thought to your responce as you are probably going to neeed one in the next 2 or 3 years.

    Maybe this is why the 111th Congress was so adamant about imposing hate crimes legislation. CAIR was one of the big movers and shakers behined it as well as Barney Fwank.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    To teach school children about diverse religious practices could be done with a film or video and might, in todays world, only be considered in bad taste. Forcing children to participate in actual prayer is unforgivable. The teacher should be put on leave until all the facts are known, then fired. If it were my kids, I'd show up in force, with my lawyer.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    This reminds me of last year's story about U.S. schoolkids being brainwashed with Obama songs

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Mm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said that all must lend a hand
    To make this country strong again
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said we must be fair today
    Equal work means equal pay
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said that we must take a stand
    To make sure everyone gets a chance
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    He said red, yellow, black or white
    All are equal in his sight
    Mmm, mmm, mm!
    Barack Hussein Obama

    Yes!
    Mmm, mmm, mm
    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Jail is too good for these teachers...
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Hasn't anyone there read the Book of Daniel?
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Sadly, I agree with you.
    We already have Muslims going to the little hick country schools here in TN to educate our kids in what Islam is all about.
    We already have schools around the country with Muslim prayer rooms which the Muhammidan kids go to during their multiple prayer times during the day.

    In the public schools, the kids can learn about every belief system - including witchcraft - but can't even use the word "Christmas" to describe that holiday that falls at the later part of December every year.

    I fear that this whole thing is not going to end well - - -
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    id remove my kids from school.
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    Re: Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to All

    Yeah, i'm sure barney fwank was "behind" it allright...huffing and puffing the whole way... :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D:cool:

    i wonder how long this post will be up before its.....Poofed? :D:D;)

    G1N1
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