Must be something in the water over there. The madness spreads faster than the Ebola virus:
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TOLD TO HAVE MUSLIM IMAM LEAD ASSEMBLIES
Regulators have informed a Christian school that it needs to have a Muslim imam come in to lead assemblies for its students in order to teach “British values” including diversity, or face the possible penalty of closure, according to a new report from theÂ Christian Institute.
The threat comes as part of a series of new school inspections imposed by the government because of a “Trojan horse” scandal where several public schools in Birmingham, England, were taken over by their managers, who then introduced an Islamist teaching standard.
The nation’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills then demanded that all schools teach “British values,” including diversity, even in the face of mounting opposition from educators because of the ripple effect of such regulations.
Simon Calvert, deputy director of the Christian Institute, said, “Worryingly, evidence is already emerging of how the new regulations are requiring Ofsted inspection teams to behave in ways which do not respect the religious ethos of faith schools.”
He continued, “The new requirements are infringing the rights of children, parents, teachers, and schools to hold and practice their religious beliefs.”
Opposition also has come from the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools, whose officials said they were “appalled” by the demands.
According to a report by John Bingham, religious affairs editor for the Telegraph,Â inspectors claimed the school, which was identified only as a “successful Christian school,” was failing to promote “tolerance.”
Bingham reported the details were in a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan from the Institute, which is providing guidance to the school.
“In the latest case inspectors are understood to have warned the head that the school, which was previously rated as ‘good’ that it would be downgraded to ‘adequate’ for failing to meet standards requiring it to ‘actively promote’ harmony between different faiths because it had failed to bring in representatives from other religions,” he reported.
The report said there would be further inspections “which could ultimately lead to it being closed.”
The Christian Institute, which is planning a legal challenge to the regulations, said the school was told “to invite a leader from another religion, such as an imam, to lead assemblies.”
A spokeswoman for the government agency told the newspaper, “Under Ofsted’s revised guidance for the inspection of schools, inspectors now pay greater attention to ensuring that schools provide a broad and balanced education for their pupils, so that young people are well prepared for the next stage in their education, or for employment and for life in modern Britain.”
Included in the evaluation are the spiritual, moral, social and cultural perspectives of students.
The agency spokeswoman said, “This includes, among other factors, pupils’ acceptance and engagement of different faiths and beliefs, and their understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield,” the Telegraph reported.
WND reportedÂ only a few weeks ago when the same rules were being blamed for requiring teachers to “challenge” the religious beliefs of parents “in the name of equality.”
The Institute said a report from Peter Clarke, the former chief of counter-terrorism for the Metropolitan Police, said school children in the “Trojan Horse” schools were encouraged to express vocal support for anti-Christian remarks and Christmas was banned.
The report found a “coordinated, deliberate and sustained action, carried out by a number of associated individuals, to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools in Birmingham.”
But the Institute said the reaction was an overreach, and the rules call for teachers to “actively promote” the rights defined in the Equality Act 2010, including sexual orientation and transsexual rights.
The schools also “will be required to challenge parents” on their values if they contradict what the government has determined is “equality,” a legal analysis concluded.
Revealed, the private academy set up by teachers barred over Trojan Horse plot
The banning regulations do not apply to private tuition colleges not registered with the Department for Education, but MPs last night said that they should. “It is just wrong, given what we know about his views and his actions, that Mozz Hussain should have any role in education,” said Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr. “Parents sending their children to this college have no means of knowing that one of the main Trojan Horse plotters is involved in it.”
Israeli authorities allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence.
Kent Ekeroth (pictured) sits in the parliament in Stockholm for the far-right Sweden Democrats, the country’s second-largest opposition party. He’s a proud Swedish nationalist who agitates against leftists, liberals and Muslim immigrants. (Blazing)