*Â Iftikar may not have all the answers, but he makes demands that make your hair grow and your skin crawl. Ah yes, and he knows all about the global village too:
Iftikhar Ahmad Says:
July 19th, 2008 at 3:39 pm e
Pope was not greeted by Australian Aboriginals, because Church and Australian Establishment were responsibelo for much of the abuse experienced by them. They were being deprived of their culture,faith and languages. They were being forced to convert.
Muslim community of Australia must learn lesson form Aboriginals, otherwise, their future generations would be lost in the jungle of Australia. They must demand state funded Muslim schools with their bilingual Muslim teachers as role models. There is no place for a non-Muslim teacher or a child in a Muslim school.
* We take it that there is no place for Muslims in Australian schools then, agreed Iftikhar?
Bilingual muslim children need to learn standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. They need to learn Arabic to recite and understand the Holy Quran. They need to learn Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry.
A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become monolingual Australian.
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