Demands for State Funded Muslim Only Schools in Britain Grows Louder
By William Mayer
February 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The London School of Islamics [LSI, created in 1981] is a British Muslim pressure group [it bills itself as "an educational Trust"] whose mission statement is quite broad.
"1. The aim is to make British public, institutions and media aware of the issues of the Muslim community in the field of education and possible solutions.
2. To help with social, personal, emotional and educational issues and problems.
3. To provide marriage guidance and counselling. [sic]
4. To find divorcees, widowers and disabled persons partners for marriage."
Floating above these laundry list issues looms what seems to be the LSI's real emphasis, goading the British government into underwriting the Islamification of the country, starting with its schools.
"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 [sic] that the British schooling does not adequatly [sic] 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." [source, http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk/DiscView.asp?mid=43715&forum_id=3&]
Rather than promoting a "bridge" between Britain's aggressive Muslim population and the larger society, it seems far more probable that the establishment of state-funded Muslim schools will quickly see them devolve into Muslim-centric enclaves which will inevitably lead to further schism, a lever really by which the state will be used to fund its own remaking according to a Shari'a compliant Islamic template.
Such a conclusion is entirely supportable given the concluding paragraph of the foregoing justification for government run Islamic schools, "There are hundreds of state schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be designated as Muslim community schools with bilingual Muslim teachers. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school." [source, ibid]
Adding additional substance to such a claim, the LSI recently distributed a media advisory - Broken Britain - the content of which is, more than simple criticism of Britain, serves as an indictment of Western society, the charges being applicable cross-culturally.
"Britain has a broken society. This is a dark portrait but it is very true. Children are left to rot and they grew into animals. Binge drinking, drug addiction, a culture of disrespect and antisocial behavior, teenage pregnancies and abortions, knife and gun culture are part and parcel of every day life in all big city centers. The teenage pregnancies and the sheer madness of sex education teach nothing about morality. British society is suffering from unprecedented social decay and societal breakdown, according to the Children's Society shocking evidence. Britain has more broken families than other countries. British children are rougher with each other, and live more riskily in terms of alcohol, drugs and teenage pregnancies. Britain's rate of teenage pregnancy is the highest in Western Europe. According to official figures, nearly half of all babies are now born out of wedlock. They are more likely to suffer social, mental and emotional problems. Research has revealed that migrants in Britain are more likely to have children within marriage. The teaching of sex education could not curb teenage pregnancies. Infact, it has simply increased. This is a clear indication of broken society. It is an eye opening for the Muslim community who sends their children to state schools with non-Muslim monolingual teachers.
In broken Britain, the break downs of family are ripping apart communities. According to a report, Scottish schools like English schools have become home for rapes, gun and knife culture, drug dealing, gang culture and racism. It is a horrendous portrayal of the collapse of civilized life and of human despair. Carrying weapons is becoming the norms, violence is "routine" and families are terrorized by gangs. Every parent is worried about his child being indoctrinated into the idea that gay and sexual promiscuity is "normal" modes of behavior. Homosexuality was regarded as mental illness but now blue eyed western educated elites are its defenders and promoters. The spectre of hidden epidemic of sex crimes inside Britain's classrooms has emerged after Scotland Yard revealed there have been nearly 900 rapes or sex attacks in schools. The vast majority of victims were school children under the age of 16. As many as one in three were under 11. According to official figures, hundreds of children under the age of 12 were treated for addiction to drink and drugs.
Children are being taught that sexually transmitted diseases could be easily treated and there is no acknowledgement of the emotional harm of premature sexual activity. The truth is that more sex education and contraception are provided to children and teenagers, the more they fall pregnant. Studies have shown that access to contraception and sex education, sexual activity and conception and pregnancy rates go up. The sexual health of young Londoners is a "major public health issue" and still among the worst in the country, despite innovative projects and improvements in services.
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. The significance and value of Muslim schools is that the Islamic religion imposed obligations of good citizenship, keeping the peace and paying taxes. While ambition of state school is to get children humping each other before they are out of primary school and giving them parenting classes when they are fourteen to help the girls cope with the babies they will have conceived at thirteen."
This broadside was authored by Iftikhar Ahmad, who is associated with LSI whose confrontational approach mirrors the attitude of those who speak for British Muslims such as the Muslim Council of Britain [MCB].
That posture reflects a key element in Europe's social dynamic - its rate of reproduction is falling below what is needed for population stability.
The direction of Europe's Muslims however, is in the opposite direction.
For example in the UK, according to the country's 2001 Census, its Muslim population was 1,600,000 out of a total of 59 million.
However the number of Muslims in the British Isles has literally exploded since then, adding, as the Times demonstrates, a half million in less than five years, "The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times." [source, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5621482.ece]
In contrast, over the ten years since the last census, Britain's non-Muslim population has barely grown, now numbering approximately 61 million.
Over this same period the UK's Muslim population has nearly doubled.
As noted on these pages [see UK Defeated By Muslim Stealth Jihad, Capitulates To Shari'a and UK's Shari'a Court System Metastasizing At Exponential Rate] the UK has arguably gone farther to accommodate the extreme demands of its Muslim residents than any other European country [the overall trend for the Content along these lines is not good, with the possible exception of France, still quite protective of its unique traditions] - a powerful statement given Europe's general unwillingness to defend its culture against these same forces.
Drawing from this trend it should not have been surprising to witness the UK essentially capitulating to the most aggressive advocated of Shari'a - the Islamists - in 2008, for the first time recognizing a dual system of justice under which Muslims would in large part, especially family matters be subject to the dictates of Islamic law, which will carry the full force of the Crown.
Mr. Ahmad's just published screed is therefore in full keeping with the direction that British society has in large part already taken. Instead of attempting to reason with what would be an illogical argument in a culturally confident society, one should instead look towards the recent and past residents at #10 Downing to assign the blame at its proper source.
©2010 PipeLineNews.org LLC, William Mayer. Some research provided by Beila Rabinowitz