Educating children against the wishes and demands of Muslim parents is a breach of their human rights and un-Islamic.He is quite right about the "mis-educating" and "de-educating" in state schools but that's caused by the schools being run by the state in the first place. In Scotland, we have state-funded Catholic schools and state-funded "secular" schools and now others, like the Muslims, understandably want a piece of the action. The only moral solution is to get the state out of education altogether. When parents purchase education in the marketplace there can be a whole variety of schools, religious and otherwise, without any group feeling hard done by.
The state schools have been mis-educating and de-educating Muslim children for the past 40 years.
Thursday, 30 May 2002
More on religion in schools
There is an interesting letter in today's Glasgow Herald from Iftikhar Ahmad. He says: