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Reader comment on item: On New York's "Khalil Gibran International Academy"
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Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Aug 12, 2007 at 18:05

>Submitted by Iftikhar Ahmad, Aug 7, 2007 at 16:22

>Every child in a British school must learn a foreign language, according to the law of the land. Muslim >community would like to see their children learning Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep >in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. Muslim community would >like their children to be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher >studies and research to serve humanity.Muslim community is not asking for any favour. The demand for >state funded Muslim school is also in accordance with the law of the land.

What makes you think you are some kind of representative for Muslims? Have you been appointed as a spokeman for the muslims to write things like "Muslim community would like to see......". Whatever you say applies to Chinese, Japanese, Swahili, Togolese, Spanish, Portugese, Nepali, Tamil and 150 different language groups in Britain.

So according to your logic, Swahili children should have Swahilit eachers to "to keep in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry" , Chinese children should have chinese teachers to appreciate chinese poetry, Tamil children should have Tamil teachers to keep in touch with Tamil cultural roots and appreciate Tamil poetry. And why should teaching of a "foreign" language be the same as the parent's mother tongue. Do you think others can't see through the charade of teaching urdu to Pakistani children under guise of a "foreign language".

>Muslim community is wel integrated, working for the prosperity of the British society, paying all sorts of >taxes and is less burden on the social services

Well integrated ?? . This is from someone who is accusing the British society of 'barbarous'. About Muslims "less burden on the social services", every terrorist costs the society millions and millions of British pounds in police costs, legal costs and other costs. Due to Muslim terrorists, everyone going to the airport has to stand in queues for hours and be subjected to all security checks. Thank you Muslims for being less burdensome.

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