My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, July 04, 2008

Kneel or else....

What are these teachers thinking???
Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.

Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.

They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.

ne parent, Sharon Luinen, said: "This isn't right, it's taking things too far.

"I understand that they have to learn about other religions. I can live with that but it is taking it a step too far to be punished because they wouldn't join in Muslim prayer.

"Making them pray to Allah, who isn't who they worship, is wrong and what got me is that they were told they were being disrespectful.

"I don't want this to look as if I have a problem with the school because I am generally very happy with it."

Another parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.


Anonymous ward said...

The teacher should have also advised them that in not wearing the appropriate head gear and kneeling to pray to Allah, that they were commiting an act of apostacy, for which they could be killed under Islamic law.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um...the first commandment under christianity is basically "Thou shalt not worship another God or pray to a craven image." So the simple question to the teacher would be....if you're teaching religion "what the hell were you thinking?"

3:21 PM  
Blogger Ecclesiastes said...

To all Canadians,

First, I must present myself, an American. To be an American is to be an extremist.

We aspire to have the most lethal fighting force on earth.
We aspire to be the most caring, generous, helpful people on earth.
We aspire to lead the world in science, in art, in ethics, in sport.
We aspire even against ourselves to have the strongest values and the greatest tolerance.

To aspire to be the best is - in fact - the definition of being American.

Of course, we aren't the best at everything but as much as I believe in America, I also believe in what it is to be American.

In Canada, regarding your Human Rights Commissions, you are struggling with the freedom to speak. Allow me to inflame the extremist in you.

I've heard many times that a Constitution like ours and a Bill of Rights like ours isn't necessary and doesn't bring the greatest freedoms. What our constitution also does, though, is enshrine an attitude about government.

The government is our servant, and amongst other things, it is our guard dog.

There comes a time when that guard dog needs a newspaper across his nose, and there are millions of Americans who revel in act of bringing that disobedient pet to heel.

I urge you, I implore you, contend with us to be the most free nation on earth.

How dare your dog turn on you. Smack that traitorous cur. Learn him to never do that again.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Islamic Republik of Britain.

5:13 PM  

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