News

30 Dec 2016

The news here is not the year old mosque visit – they are far from uncommon – but that a Dutch MP spotted the video and raised the matter in public.

Harm Beertema, 64, an MP for Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, called for parents to boycott mosque visits, causing a stir on social media. Mr Beertema, a former teacher, said: “Refuse to allow your child to participate in such ‘away-with-our-culture’ excursions. You are deciding, not the school.”

Source: Daily Express
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/748273/parents-outraged-video-netherlands-mosque-school-children-pray
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22 Dec 2016

A mother in New Jersey was shocked to find a biased view of the Crusades in her child’s history textbook “World History”:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/22/school-lesson-says-christians-are-treating-muslims-harshly.html

Mrs Light would be even more shocked if she looked at chapter 10, “The Muslim World”, as dissected here:

https://classroomwatch.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/world-history/
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14 Nov 2016
In Melbourne a nine year old girl produced an essay after the US general election beginning like this:

“Donald Trump is a really bad person. He is racist and he made my teacher cry. He is the president in America. He wants to make a wall so no Mexican people come, also Muslim people. It makes me sad because I am Muslim myself and he does not respect us and women.”

The teacher, clearly delighted to see her own political opinions successfully installed in the child, said “That was really powerful for a nine-year-old to just get it, and to see it so clearly”.

Source: news.com.au
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26 Oct 2016

Parents in the German town of Rendsburg have been fined €300 for refusing permission for their son to go on a school field trip to a mosque.

One 13-year-old student did not want to make the visit and his parents claimed that no one can be forced to enter a religious facility. “Why should we send our child to people who generally despise and condemn unbelievers?” they asked the school.

The school’s headmistress filed a complaint with the police, and the local school inspector issued a penalty notice against the parents because they “didn’t in a satisfying manner see to their child’s school attendance”. The parents have filed an appeal and the case will be heard in district court soon.

Source: Gates of Vienna
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