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Whenever Any Form of Government Becomes Destructive To These Ends,
It Is The Right of the People to Alter Or To Abolish It,
And To Institute New Government

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Monday, January 18, 2016

British chief rabbi supports teaching Islam in schools

I've got a bad feeling about this:
Britain’s chief rabbi has called on the country’s Jewish schools to amend their curricula to include Islamic studies in order to be able to comply with new educational guidelines being put in place by the government.

In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle published on Wednesday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took a radically different position than he had expressed in the past, when he and representatives of other Orthodox organizations advocated against the push for British schools to include a second faith in their religious studies curriculum. [...]

“It is more important than ever that our children have a better understanding of Islam and that we build strong relationships with British Muslims. As such, the chief rabbi has recommended that schools take this opportunity to teach students Islam, a faith which is widely discussed but often poorly understood in public discourse,” he said.

“Although the chief rabbi has not issued any formal guidance on this issue – since, ultimately, it is for the schools themselves to judge how best to tailor their curriculum – we have had a series of positive discussions with a number of our schools and made recommendations to them,” the spokesman added, calling the chance to include Islamic studies a “valuable opportunity.”

The Reform Movement in Britain praised Mirvis on Thursday, with the movement’s senior rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner, telling The Jerusalem Post that she felt that teaching about Islam was both “an excellent idea” and “long overdue.” [...]

Rabbi Marc Schneier, the founder of the New York based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which works on Muslim-Jewish dialogue both in the United States and Europe, also approved of the decision.

“Given that Jewish communities live alongside Muslim communities not only in the UK, but around the world, it is very important for Jewish youth to be exposed to the guiding principles of Islam,” he said.

British Muslims were likewise welcoming of the move, with the Muslim Association of Britain stating that it believed that such a policy would foster better understanding and cohesion in society.

“The more schools teach about other religions, the more understanding will prevail among children, which can only be a positive thing,” said association president Omer El-Hamdoon.
Some of those highlighted parts suggest this will not be an honest explanation of Islam given by any Jewish school in the UK. At worst, it could lead to another generation of pseudo-Jews siding with Islamofascists against Israel. The chief rabbi in the UK is as galling as the Reform movement supporting this, and possibly worse. It's a pure show of dhimmitude indeed. No wonder the local Islamists are so enthusiastic.
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3 Comments:

Blogger Epaminondas said...

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YOU HAVE LEFT THE REALM OF FREE MEN, AND PRAY TO BE THE LAST MAN THE CROCODILE EATS

Monday, January 18, 2016 6:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, Judaism survived thousands of years of persecution thanks you to the ability to adapt to changing situations. For us in the US this may seem as ancient history. Not any longer for Jews in Europe. I don't know anything about this rabbi or his congregation, but it's clear that the present winds are not propitious for the Jewish people in Europe, Great Britain included. And unless they are willing to flee to Israel and leave entire lives behind, they have probably realized the government is not going to protect them any more they are protecting their teen age girls from the fangs of the savages. And the Jewish community is starting to adapt one more time.

Terrible as it is, adapting and becoming a dhimmi in this wretched world may be the only way to survive for Jews, Christians, and anybody not willing to fight to defeat the essence of evil that is Islam.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:11:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

It would seem to me, individual Jews survived by blending in. But Judaism survived because of those who were willing to teach it's true and sublime tenets straight from the Torah.

It is the believers who carry the religion.

The others merely carry the numbers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:44:00 pm  

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