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Islamic faith schools given a free pass for bad teaching?

An interesting article in the Daily Telegraph by renowned journalist Andrew Gilligan on how Muslim faith schools in the UK are effectively providing each others' "independent" inspections, and are thus being allowed to - for instance - avoid the "obvious dangers" of teaching Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet being bad role models. (The article is silent about Othello and the Merchant of Venice).

At least one of these schools - a private one - makes a virtue of its opposition to the "Western lifestyle".

A view I would suggest they are perfectly free to uphold and proselytise as long as they choose not do so in the West whilst taking full advantage of the many benefits it provides.

Cherry-picking writ large.

TAGGED: CHILDREN, EDUCATION, ISLAM


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