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Schoolboys punished with detention for refusing to kneel in class and pray to Allah

Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

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.One parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.

"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.

"Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful.

"I don't want this to look as if I have a problem with the school because I am generally very happy with it."

Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.

"I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.

"But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'.

"Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.

"Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right.

"They'd never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language."

"My child has been forced to pray to Allah in a school lesson." The grandfather of one of the pupils in the class said: "It's absolutely disgusting, there's no other way of putting it.

"My daughter and a lot of other mothers are furious about their children being made to kneel on the floor and pray to Islam. If they didn't do it they were given detention.

"I am not racist, I've been friendly with an Indian for 30 years. I've also been to a Muslim wedding where it was explained to me that alcohol would not be served and I respected that.

"But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."

Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy headmaster Keith Plant said: "It's difficult to know at the moment whether this was part of the curriculum or not. I am not an RE teacher, I am an English teacher.

"At the moment it is our enterprise week and many of our members of staff are away.

"The particular member of staff you need to speak to isn't around. I think that it is a shame that so many parents have got in touch with the Press before coming to me.

"I have spoken to the teacher and she has articulately given me her version of events, but that is all I can give you at the moment."

A statement from Cheshire County Council on behalf of the school read: "The headteacher David Black contacted this authority immediately complaints were received.

"Enquiries are being made into the circumstances as a matter of urgency and all parents will be informed accordingly.

"Educating children in the beliefs of different faith is part of the diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is essential to understanding.

"We accept that such teaching is to be conducted with some sense of sensitivity."


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  • Liberals in the UK and US embracing ultra represive Islam -- go figure.

    Informal survey: Converts to Islam generally have liberal mindsets. American Taliban, John Walker Lindh, is a classic example. His idiot parents gave no guidance other than "explore yourself" type of crap. Directionless Johnny soon found something to fill the void his liberal parents created. Eureka! Another Islam convert from San Francisco!

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  • " The 11 to 12-year-olds were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped "

    I'd like to give the teacher a practical demonstartion on how to get 72 virgins !

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  • I panicked there for a second! Then was relived to read it wasn't in America.

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  • my daughter's school want to start teaching the koran fom next year , the school will be holding a meeting for parents to discuss this issue i will be there to make sure that dog don't hunt

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  • they were told they were being disrespectful.

    it's the students who weren't being respected

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  • Exposing students to foreign religions is one thing. Sending them to detention unless they participate in religious rites is QUITE ANOTHER!!!!!!!!
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    "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."

    And there ought to be one over this crap as well.

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  • I'm sure the exercise was to teach the kids tolerance to Muslims. Then it'll be on the docket to teach kids tolerance to how they treat their women. Before you know it, the British Prime Minister will be a Sheik.

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  • ...what really pissed off the parents was the free waistcoats they came back with...

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  • It's pathetic how these white parents automatically think they need to justify themselves and say that they're not racist, they have Muslim friends. Hey white folks, maybe it's time for you to start being racist just like people of all the other races before you become second class citizens in your own countries!

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  • Maybe someone should behead that teacher!!!

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  • lol what a cesspool

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  • Typical.

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    • Really ?

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    • That too, but I meant typical as in as soon as anything remotely related to an encroachment on our society, however small it may be, by Islam then the media junkies all of a sudden are envisaging the death of western civilisation. Islam is a problem which will eventually have to be dealt with one way or another, but I'm more worried about the financial cartels who influence not only the policies which bring these Muslims here as immigrants, but the opinions of the average braindead consumer who More..

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  • what the hell???

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  • And people wonder why some people think its a good idea to get rid of the dept of education? They can't get anything right.

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  • No one in any English school has to pray
    to or believe in any god, end of story...

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  • Fair, if they taught the muslim students how to cook bacon..........

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  • Story is 3 years old

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  • if this is true it is an issue. but like the catholic schoolboy said, all people have been guilty of forcing religion on another at one time or another, well maybe not all, but we all know there has been that right here in the usa and canada with boarding schools for Indian children not so long ago, who were physically and sexually abused not just forced to stay in detention. People are now looking to find any little tidbit they can about muslims oppressing and forcing their religion on people. More..

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  • The Daily Mail ran this story on 4th JULY 2008.

    Ha ha!! Fail.

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  • So far, all we have is testimony from some kids. I have a teenage son at school. On occasions he has been kept behind for whatever and of course he was always innocent(bollox).
    I think i`ll wait for comments from the RE department at this school before i jump to any conclusions.

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  • "Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful."

    Who do you pray to then? Friggin Molock?

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  • That used to happen to me all the time in Catholic School. I refused to go to church we had to go to church 6 days a week man fuck that. I remember the "no engraven images" argument I had with the head Nun, fuckin'A did I ever get smacked around for that.

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