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Submitted by donvan (United States), Aug 7, 2007 at 15:30

Ther is no such thing as a 'Citizen of this global villiage'. You are a citizen, presumably, of the United Kingdom. As subjects of Her Majesty, the Queen, your obligation is to teach your children to become good subjects. You may have discovered that the language of the UK is, suprisingly, english. Not Urdu,or Pastun,or Arabic, but English.

Perhaps if you were to pursue the mastery of the language, the status of your community would improve, and your children Moslem,Christian or Jewish would improve. The perpetual whining about how they don't teach every dialect on earth should be a clue that it is you who must become a British subject, and not the British who must comport with your fanciful notion of expensive, multi lingual education.

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