Jul 11 2010
UK Council forces schools to rearrange exams and cancel lessons to avoid offending Muslims during Ramadan
Why don’t they just put a minaret on top of Buckingham Palace, dress the Queen in a burqa, hang all the homosexuals, and declare Shari’a the law of the land instead of destroying the country by a 1,000 paper cuts?
Head teachers in Stoke-on-Trent have been issued with the guidance for treatment of Muslim pupils who may still be fasting when the new term starts in September.
But critics dismissed the advice as ‘over-zealous’ bureaucracy and said all pupils would be forced to miss out on activities as a result.
During Ramadan, all Muslims who have reached puberty avoid eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset to encourage discipline and self-restraint. To help them with this, Stoke council advises schools not to schedule exams or hold parents’ meetings and social events after school.
They should also avoid swimming lessons because some parents and pupils consider the risk of swallowing water too great.It even advises schools to cancel sex education because Muslims are expected to avoid sexual thoughts while fasting.
Although the guidance was specifically drawn up to help Muslims, it will affect every pupil in the 89 schools in the Potteries. According to the last census in 2001, 3.2 per cent of the population of the city is Muslim.
The co-founder of the the Campaign Against Political Correctness, John Midgley, said: ‘Instead of meddling in this politically correct way the council should trust the judgment of pupils, parents and teachers.
‘They should be able to cater for what goes on in schools without wasting time on overly bureaucratic and politically correct guidance.’He warned that the advice could be counter-productive and encourage disapproval of the city’s Muslims. (Disapproval? How about hatred?) UK DAILY MAIL H/T LEE