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What are Islamic Schools Teaching?

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Submitted by elle (United Kingdom), Jun 16, 2009 at 08:54

Ref: Iftikhar Ahmad's post 07.02.09 I feel that I must offer my opinions of his post.

Ahmad: "The demand for Muslim schools comes from parents who want their children a safe environment with an Islamic ethos.Parents see Muslim schools where children can develop their Islamic Identity where they won't feel stigmatised for being Muslims and they can feel confident about their faith. Muslim schools are working to try to create a bridge between communities. There is a belief among ethnic minority parens that the British schooling does not adequatly address their cultural needs. Failing to meet this need could result in feeling resentment among a group who already feel excluded. Setting up Muslim school is a defensive response."

elle: The Muslim demand for Muslim schools is because Muslim parents want to foster the Islamic culture and ideology and to ensure that their children are not corrupted by non-Islamic ways. Muslims do not wish to integrate with other cultures or nationalities but want to continue with the original orthodox Islamic teachings.They would like their children to be taught by Muslims and in Arabic or other vernacular if possible. Of course they would like the State to finance such schools rather than raise their own funds and run private Islamic schools. But there are many Islamic schools sprouting in the West funded by Saudi Arabia. But the Muslims want the British government to recognise the Muslim need and cater for them out of the British Tax payer. Muslims schools have no intention of building bridges between communities, as suggested by Ahmad, but to provide a secluded environment for the Islamic ideology to be instilled in the Muslim children and that is to instil the ideology that, "Kafirs are never to be trusted as friends of Muslims." It would be awkward to teach such beliefs in a mixed school like: Qur'an 5:51 "Believers (in Allah), take not Jews and Christians for your friends. They are but friends and protectors to each other." Ahmad: "Setting up Muslim school is a defensive response" elle: Ahmad may see it as defensive response, but it is only to retreat into a secluded school where they may more openly teach the aggressive and Jihadist attitudes of Islamic ideology with the prying eyes of non-Muslims, such as: Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers (non-Muslims) wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war." Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers (Muslims) fight in Allah's Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed." Bukhari:V4B52N220 "Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been made victorious with terror.'" Qur'an:8:12 "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle." The Islamic ideology is so aggressive and cruel for the 21st century that its teachings is archaic and obsolete,but it is still taught and accepted in Islamic circles. To understand the philosophy of Islam and why it is still so dominant, you must read all the associated articles on, "What Islamic Schools are Teaching?" found on this site. Study the curricula of Islamic schools. Most schools for the same format of education of Muslim children and follow almost identically the Madrassa curricula. For an analysis of the educational curricula of Islamic schools read the section on Education at: http://knol.google.com/k/mbp-lee/understanding-islam-a-brief-study/1l23x9udotn1a/4# elle


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