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Pupils withdrawn from trip to Edinburgh mosque ( UK )
Scotsman ^ | 05/06/2013 | David O’Leary

Posted on 06/09/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT by george76

Children from Newtongrange Primary visited the Central Mosque in Potterrow, but from an original group of 90 pupils, 28 were withdrawn.

The trip had been organised to help educate the primary one, two and five pupils about other religions and cultures.

But one parent today said they didn’t want their child “mixed up in the hate being preached in mosques”.

The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the wake of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in London, and David Cameron’s pledge to “drain the swamp” of extremism.

Religious leaders and Midlothian councillors condemned parents pulling their children out the trip, but one 42-year-old parent of a P2 pupil, who did not take part, said: “I don’t agree with sending my child to a mosque to learn about a religion that isn’t my own. It’s the hate that is being preached in these mosques that I don’t want my child mixed up in.”

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It is not known whether girls who attended the mosque were asked to wear headscarves or long leggings. For those who didn’t attend, the school laid on an alternative lesson on Islam.

(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Good for the 28 parents.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 8:50:22 AM PDT by bgill (This post was mined before it was posted.)
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To: george76

Reeducation ?


3 posted on 06/09/2013 8:51:32 AM PDT by molson209
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To: george76

Certainly this was based much more on fear of the KNOWN, not as the Moslem in this article claimed fear of the unknown.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT by JLS
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To: bgill

Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah. Alsager School, near Stoke, has received furious complaints from parents .

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’.

Parents were outraged ... They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights. [ July 2008 ]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1031784/Schoolboys-punished-detention-refusing-kneel-pray-Allah.html


5 posted on 06/09/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"For those who didn’t attend, the school laid on an alternative lesson on Islam."

So there's no getting out of it. You will submit to Islam. Why don't they just make it the national religion?
6 posted on 06/09/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: bgill
Good for the 28 parents.

Let's hope it was 56 parents.

7 posted on 06/09/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

A Roman Catholic schoolgirl has been labelled a truant after she refused to wear a headscarf during a compulsory trip to a mosque.

Amy Owen, 14, and fellow girl pupils at a Catholic secondary school were told to cover their heads and wear trousers.

But when her mother objected, saying she did not want her daughter to ‘dress as a Muslim’, she received a sternly worded warning letter from the headmaster saying she had no choice. [ May 2010 ]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1277744/Parents-outrage-children-told-dress-Muslim-mosque-trip—branded-truant.html


8 posted on 06/09/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Mosques = evil.

Period.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 8:59:54 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: george76
Huh, I'm suprised she isn't in jail. There was a story a few years back about another school girl who asked not to be put in a study group with Muslims because they didn't speak English. They called the cops and took her to jail, charged with racism. It's like something you'd read on scrappleface.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-410150/Schoolgirl-arrested-refusing-study-non-English-pupils.html
10 posted on 06/09/2013 9:37:08 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

These false claims that Muslims are being victimized are designed to deflect attention away from jihad attacks and suggest that it would be dangerous to innocent people to resist jihad.

Hamas-CAIR is on its way to England to show other Muslims how to milk the system. A UK organisation has received a total of £375,000 from the UK government since last year.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/uk-muslim-group-that-falsely-claimed-huge-rise-in-anti-muslim-attacks-after-london-jihad-beheading-t.html


11 posted on 06/09/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

For those who didn’t attend, the school laid on an alternative lesson on Islam.

Did that lesson explain that islam is the most oppressive religious/political/social system ever established on earth? Did it teach the requirement to kill non-believers? Did it teach the requirement to treat their own women as dirt?
Sorta doubt they taught anything real about islam...........


12 posted on 06/09/2013 9:48:13 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: george76

Yep, and the Nazis also used the victim card to justify their treatment of Jews. You have to keep a sharp eye on those who call themselves victims, because it justifies a lot of things in their minds.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: george76

Looks like Muslims are the bullies.
Next they’ll be demanding non-muslim women wear the burkha to show they aren’t racists.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 10:18:16 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: george76

Cameron is going to drain the swamp of extremism? Step #1 is send all muslims to the Middle East. Step #2 is destroy all mosques in the UK. Step #3 is forbid a muslim from ever again setting foot on UK soil. Only then will the swamp be drained.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 10:37:34 AM PDT by abclily
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Did they base the lesson on the given principle that the Koran is Satan’s Scripture?


16 posted on 06/09/2013 10:40:12 AM PDT by abclily
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To: george76

Who are the mosques and the school board to ‘condemn’ parents for not wanting to participate? Whose kids are these?


17 posted on 06/09/2013 10:41:34 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: tanuki

Government thinks that all kids belong to them [ takes a village, etc. ]

Muslims are tying to convert the non Muslim children.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 10:51:49 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: george76

In England the TELL MAMA emergency line to turn in imagined insults to Islam (”anti-Moslem”) anonymously is paid for by the Brit taxpayers

the line for the real anti-Christian doings by Moslems...oh well there isnt one...

In England “hate-crimes” are only when the Moslems want to complain about Christians...

stuff like Lee Rigby ??? Nah that aint a hate crime

Ft Hood ??? Nah

Boston ??? Nah

Spray paint on a mnosque ??? YES

and so it goes...


20 posted on 06/09/2013 11:07:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Huh, I'm suprised she isn't in jail. There was a story a few years back about another school girl who asked not to be put in a study group with Muslims because they didn't speak English. They called the cops and took her to jail, charged with racism. It's like something you'd read on scrappleface.

As a Parent, I would opt for jail time.
But first, I would legally challenge the school district to demonstrate that all muslim students are similarly required to dress and pray like Christians, to learn the meaning and the practice of tolerance.

Absent that I would be resolutely uncooperative.

21 posted on 06/09/2013 6:57:03 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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