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Submitted by Glenn (United States), Sep 9, 2007 at 10:11

We react with shock that Arabs want their religion represented in their schools? Most public schools are littered with Judeo/Christian artifacts starting with the holidays and ending with some schools actually teching creationism as an "alternate theory" to evolution. Of course Muslims want to teach their children their culture and faith. They come here with no desire to assimilate, holding on to their strong religious/political/nationalistic culture, and we don't ask them to believe in what our culture is based on.

We've backed ourselves into a mushy sort of multiculturalism, the kind that has failed so miserably in the UK, France, Holland and Germany. So let's not act like virgins getting felt up for the first time over these schools. And for the record, there are black nationalist schools, jewish schools , gay and lesbian schools and who knows how many other school orientations which various people and groups would find offensive.

Let me be clear. I have no truck with the hateful, murderous Islamists. Thankfully, their's is a worldview destined to the dustbin of history. The current malevolence are just its death rattles as it circles the bowl. But the inclusion of their teaching in our public schools is a natural consequence of government funded education. It's inevitable that different constituencies will wrestle for control of the curriculum as a tool of their political agenda. The real problem is government control, in other words, asking me to pay for anyone to teach this errant drivel. I'm fully confident that secular, reason based society will win out in the real world in the short and long term. I have no fear of these idiots. Let them cripple themselves with their antedeluvian beliefs. It would be funny if hey weren't destroying themselves with their beliefs.

We also suffer from another handicap. Having christianity so up front in our government - our current president is a Jesus-Jumper - gives us no choice but to pretend we are tolerant of all beliefs so we can let the one we favor slip in the door. The bottom line, you can't have it both ways. Let's get governement out of the business of education. Funding for this kind of dreck would dry up in a minute as people voted with their dollars for the type of education they want for their children.

Glenn Donovan

Global Liberty Advocate- Check out my blog http://aworldthatworks.blogspot.com/

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