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For many minorities, Britain is not living up to its own values

For many minorities, Britain is not living up to its own values The controversy over the Trojan Horse allegations of “extremism” at a number of Birmingham schools has provoked much discussion concerning the need to teach and assert British values to children. There has been a quick turnaround from the government, and a two-month consultation has now been launched on ... Read More »

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham. Allegations made in an anonymous letter – now ... Read More »

Mosques, Muslims and myths: overcoming fear in our suburbs

Mosques, Muslims and myths: overcoming fear in our suburbs Since Australians woke to the news of yesterday morning’s counter-terrorism raids in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan, talkback radio and the TV news have filled with talk of “home-grown terrorism” and “enemies within”. There have been claims that Australia’s half a million Muslims have particular difficulty “fitting in” and that their presence ... Read More »

How Muslim faith schools are teaching tolerance and respect through ‘Islamicised’ curriculum

How Muslim faith schools are teaching tolerance and respect through ‘Islamicised’ curriculum The Trojan Horse extremism affair that hit a group of Birmingham schools this summer and the ongoing inquiries into it, have raised suspicions among Muslim parents, teachers, and pupils in the UK. News from schools inspectorate Ofsted that the action plans put in place at the five Birmingham ... Read More »

Senegal’s teachers struggle with the clash between science and faith

Senegal’s teachers struggle with the clash between science and faith Senegal is a deeply religious country. About 90% of the West African nation’s residents are Muslim, about 5% are Christian and the rest identify as animist – they believe that natural objects, idols or fetishes have magical power. Many Senegalese embrace at least some elements of animism even if they ... Read More »

Islamic climate declaration converts religious principles into greener practice

Islamic climate declaration converts religious principles into greener practice Muslims have a religious duty to take action against climate change, according to a declaration released by a major group of Islamic scholars, faith leaders and politicians from 20 countries. The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, launched in Istanbul, is aimed at the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims and suggests mosques ... Read More »

Islamic school protest planned for Sydney’s west

Islamic school protest planned for Sydney’s west AN ACTION group set up to fight a proposed Islamic school in Penrith will hold a public protest next weekend. Speakers will include controversial South Australian lawyer John Bolton, who has previously called for a ban on “Islamic face-masks” and “random searches of Islamic schools to make sure they’re not teaching sharia”. Party ... Read More »

Islamic school plan should be pulled, says council

Islamic school plan should be pulled, says council PENRITH Council has asked the applicant proposing an Islamic school for the CBD to withdraw its application. “Our assessment (shows) there are some significant constraints with the property,” council’s development services manager, Peter Wood, said during Monday’s council meeting. Mr Wood said council had received advice from Roads and Maritime Services before ... Read More »

Council pulls the plug on Penrith CBD Islamic school plan

Council pulls the plug on Penrith CBD Islamic school plan Isabell Petrinic, Penrith Press June 3, 2017 12:35 pmstrong by empower them, he commented. PENRITH Council has refused an application to fit out the empty Department Of Education and Training Penrith District Office on Henry St as an Islamic school for 300 students in kindergarten to year 12. In a ... Read More »

PBM launches programme for deserving women

PBM launches programme for deserving women Islamabad: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal has (PBM) launched special funding programme by establishing 27 vocational centres (dastkari) schools for training of poor/deserving women. An official of the Bait-ul-Mal while talking to APP said that the centres would offer courses in cutting, drafting, tailoring, hand embroidery, machine embroidery and hand knitting. The centres also offer five courses ... Read More »