EU called upon to work harder to teach coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews
* Here again, the responsibility is entirely upon non-Muslims to foster integration. There seems to be no awareness whatsoever of the fact that Islamic leaders in Europe are discouraging integration, or any discussions of the manifold implications of that fact. “Culture Dialogue: EU Needs To Teach Coexistence At School,” from ANSAmed,
Muslim worshippers pray at the Sehitlik-Moschee mosque in Berlin, Germany.
In order to build up a European society where Muslims, Jews and Christians can live together in harmony we must act on the schools and on the children: this is the “recipe” which the EU must apply, according to what has emerged from the public debate organised by the EU Commission under the initiatives of the European Year of intercultural dialogue. “We must contribute to the conciliation by focusing on education,” Education and Culture Commissioner Jan Figel said, explaining that he has just signed an agreement which multiplies by four the EU contribution for the Erasmus Mundus programme, which allows the students of the southern coast of the Mediterranean to study in Europe. (An interesting way of avoiding ‘North Africa’) According to the leader of the Muslim Council in the UK, Abduljalil Sajid, it is necessary that the institutions try to establish a dialogue with the religious communities, “because the churches are always a resource: when there is a crisis, the religious communities are always ready to help without asking for anything in return,” he said in a speech at the conference.( He didn’t mention anything about mosques) Mario Mauro, vice-president of the European Parliament, also agreed with the work to be done in the schools: “We must promote education policies which also include religion and help to understand the differences, because the future of Europe depends on how we will integrate”.
* Indeed. EUrabia will be integrated.
* Bet you didn’t know:
Islam permits not only wife beating:
Book 2, Number 0494:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Command a boy to pray when he reaches the age of seven years. When he becomes ten years old, then beat him for prayer.
Book 2, Number 0495:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:
The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Command your children to pray when they become seven years old, and beat them for it (prayer) when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately.
UK: Manchester Police will get some Islamic awareness indoctrination
There is no escape from this madness, with thanks to Mullah:
Police launch Islamic awareness course for officers
The Metropolitan division of Greater Manchester Police has launched an innovative scheme to raise awareness and understanding of Islam and the Muslim community.
Community Race Relations Officer Afzal Iqbal MBE, from Greater Manchester Police, has devised an Islamic Awareness course for Police Officers, PCSO’s and Police Staff, with the help from local Mosques.
The Islamic Course is the first of its kind for Greater Manchester Police and includes hot topics such as Jihad, Terrorism, Islamophobia, Women in Islam and Forced Marriages and much more.
Afzal Iqbal will deliver the course with Mosque members Rabnawaz Akbar, Naeem-Ur-Rahman (Iman, Makki Masjid*) and Yasmin Darr will cover Women’s Issues.
“This course is an important step forward,” said Chief Superintendent David Keller of the Manchester Metropolitan Division. “There are multiple benefits for everyone involved. Police officers will gain a better understanding of Islam and the concerns of local Muslims, as well as an insight into the culture and traditions of the Muslim community “.
The course is a pilot on the Metropolitan Division and already an extra day has been planned because of the interest shown by Officers Rabnawaz Akbar, committee member at Makki Masjid, Longsight said: “We are pleased that this course has been set up as it gives us an opportunity to discuss important issues and learn from each other.”
The first course will be held from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Thursday 15 May 2008, with more on Thursday 22 and 29 May 2008.