“But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said ‘we are now going out to pray to Allah’.
“Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
“Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right.
“They’d never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language.”
“My child has been forced to pray to Allah in a school lesson.” The grandfather of one of the pupils in the class said: “It’s absolutely disgusting, there’s no other way of putting it.
“My daughter and a lot of other mothers are furious about their children being made to kneel on the floor and pray to Islam. If they didn’t do it they were given detention.
“I am not racist, I’ve been friendly with an Indian for 30 years. I’ve also been to a Muslim wedding where it was explained to me that alcohol would not be served and I respected that.
“But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.”
Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon
At best this was a very misguided attempt to make non-Muslim children understand aspects of the faith ,but I am not generous enough to believe that at all. We are warned that there is a desire in Islam to make the faith global and universal and this incident suggests that the minions of the soft left in the teaching profession are more than willing to to be standard bearers for the” religion of peace”. We should be thankful that there were a few individuals who were willing to stand up against this sort of “teaching”.
This teacher should be sacked and the headmaster of the school who allowed and or authorised this lesson should be as well; there is no reason for forcing any child to participate in any form of worship at school.