Monday, January 16, 2006

Islamification of a Catholic School

From this January 16, 2006 article "Islamic Group Urges Catholic School to Move to Muslim Faith":
"AN ISLAMIC campaign group has called for a Catholic primary school to be based on the Muslim faith.

"The Campaign for Muslim Schools said 90 per cent of pupils at St Albert's Primary, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, are Muslim, yet children are having to take part in Catholic rituals like saying the Lord's Prayer and attending mass.

"Osama Saeed, co-ordinator of the alliance of Glasgow's main mosques and Muslim organisations, said he could see no reason why the main faith of the school should not change.

"He said: 'Clearly the parents of that area find a faith school, even if it is of another denomination, preferable to a secular one. But surely it should be possible for them to have one that is relevant to their own faith.

"'To move towards this would be a fantastic example of good faith - in more ways than one - on the part of the Church.'

"The call came just days after Scotland's most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, sparked controversy by stating that Scotland's core faith was Christianity and that other faiths should recognise they were 'living in Scotland as a Christian country'. A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland was not available for comment tonight."

When I was working in Christian education (1978-1997), any Muslims enrolled--and we had several in the student body--voiced no objection to any of our materials or procedures. Times have changed, huh? Back then, we didn't hear anything of "Islamic campaign groups."

And I don't see Saudi extending any offers for Christian schools within that Islamic nation's borders.

Hat tip to Greg of Rhymes with Right for sending me the above information.

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