8 comments on “UK Muslim Population Doubles in the Last 10 Years

  1. A civilisation is measured not by the rights it grants its majority but the privileges it allows its minorities. Muslim community not only needs Mosques but also state funded Muslim schools for their bilingual children.

    Muslim pupils are disadvantaged and marginalised in the city’s state schools because the cultural heritage of the curriculum is “European and Christian”. Muslim schools provide an education in accordance with the Muslim beliefs and values, such as providing single-sex schooling after puberty. They are thus a response to the danger of absorption into the dominant culture.

    Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental period. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school. There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies.

    • re: Iftikhar;

      You do make some good points and I do understand what you are saying. In all honesty, I have not researched enough in the areas you speak of to offer a substantial confirmation or rebuttal to your contentions.

      I have a couple friends who are more experienced in those areas than I am and I will forward your points to them and let them reply or I will relay their message back to you.

      I guess one opposing point may be the financial burden of the system you describe is often paid primarily through increased taxation on the “non-muslim” citizens.

      Would you say this is accurate?

      If so, would you say this is fair and this increased financial burden ‘should’ be the responsibility of the citizens not requiring those additional funded services?

      Additionally, I do find an error of great magnitude in your first sentence:

      You stated; “A civilisation is measured not by the rights it grants its majority but the privileges it allows its minorities.”

      That sounds very eloquent and esoteric but it is unfounded in reality.

      First, my brother… No rights are granted by any ‘civilisation’ or government but rather… our rights are endowed to us at birth, by our creator. Governments or ‘civilisations’ can only restrict or place limitations on our rights.

      Second, ‘privilege’ should not be an “allowable” commodity distributed by any government or ‘civilisation’ but rather, privilege is earned.

      You then stated; “Muslim community not only needs Mosques but also state funded Muslim schools for their bilingual children.”

      Are there no mosques or muslim schools in the 65 islamic nations in the world?

      Why must the muslim schools be “state funded?”

      Why not privately funded or state funded by the 65 Islamic Nations? Why can they not be funded by the revenues generated by the thousands of existing mosques around the world?

      Why must the citizens of “non-muslim” nations fund muslim schools and mosques that you said… “they have no reason to go to themselves?”

      Is this fair?

      Thank you for your well thought out comments and I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. The demand for state funded Muslim schools is in accordance with the law of the land. Muslim community is not asking for any favour. Christians tend to reject Muslim education, Muslims don’t tend to reject Christian education. That’s because Muslims accept the Christian scriptures, whilst Christians don’t accept the Muslim scriptures. A similar situation exists between Jews and Christians. It’s not symmetrical.

    The right to education in one’s own comfort zone is a fundamental and inalienable human right that should be available to all people irrespective of their ethnicity or religious background. Schools do not belong to state, they belong to parents. It is the parents’ choice to have faith schools for their children. Migrant Muslims are not economic slaves. They are part and parcel of British society with their own cultures, languages and faith. Migrant Muslims need to preserve and transmit their cultural, linguistic and spiritual identities; otherwise, they will be lost in the western jungle. Learning Arabic, Urdu and other community languages do not deter people from integrating. It helps them integrate. British schooling is at war with Migrant Muslims learning Arabic, Urdu and other community languages. Multilingualism should be celebrated because it is an asset but British education regards it as a problem.

    The Muslim community has been passing through a phase of fourth Crusades. The battleground is the field of education, where the young generation will be educated properly with the Holly Quran in one hand and Sciences in other hand to serve humanity. A true Muslim is a citizen of the world, which has become a small global village. We are going to prepare our youth to achieve that objective in the long run. A true Muslim believes in Prophet Moses and the Prophet Jesus and without them one cannot be a Muslim. My suggestion is that in all state, independent and Christian based school special attention should be given to the teaching of Comparative Religion and Islam should be taught by qualified Muslim Teachers to make the children aware the closeness of Islam to Christianity and Judaism which will help them to think about Islam, as “A Pragmatic and Modern Way of Life,” during their life time. Those state schools where Muslim children are in majority may be opted out as Muslim Academies.

    British Muslim citizens pay all sorts of taxes. Their children are in state and church schools funded by all taxpayers. There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies. It will not add even a single penny more. There are over 1500 Mosques and none of them applied for state funding. All expenses have been met by Muslims themselves through donations. There are number of Mosques financed by Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.

    I have been campaigning for state funded Muslim school since early 70s. I set up the first Muslim school in 1981 and now there are about 180 Muslim schools and only 12 are state funded. I would like to see each and every Muslim child in a Muslim school and I hope my dream would come true. Muslim schools follow National Curriculum along with teaching of Islamic History, Arabic, Urdu and other community languages It will help Muslim children to keep in touch with their cultural heritage and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. Muslim children need to learn and be well versed in standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

    A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit.

    • re: Iftikhar;

      Blessed greetings to you my brother. You obviously are so much more knowledgeable on this subject. That is why I told you before that I was not informed enough on this subject to respond to you in detail.

      You do know… I live in the states..? It is a different type of system here. We have public schools and private schools. Public schools are secular education based and they receive taxpayer funding. Private schools are funded by individuals, groups, organizations, etc. Almost 100% of the time a much higher tuition is payed in the private school. The level of education is much higher in the private school.

      “Religious based” schools (ie) Christian and Jewish Schools fall in the catagory of Private schools and receive no public funding from the taxpayer, government, etc.

      Here, muslim schools are the exception. They are religious schools but we are forced to pay taxes for their schools. We pay taxes for our own public schools and then must pay additional taxes for the muslim schools. I see this as unfair taxation.

      If the muslims desire their own religious education in their own religious school, they should pay for it themselves. The muslim pays nothing for our Christian Schools or Jewish Schools but we pay for theirs.

      I do not understand why so many muslims leave their nations and move to western nations but then refuse to assimilate into the culture. Most segregate themselves into certain areas and turn the areas into islamic enclaves. Only muslim stores, mosques, muslim schools, etc. Then, why leave their muslim nations to begin with and come to a western nation? It makes no sense.

      If I move to Islamabad, Punjab, etc. will they pay for my education at a “Judeo-Christian” school there?

      Absolutely not. I would probably be told to convert to islam or be murdered.

      I believe 90+ % of muslims only come to the west to spread islam and prepare for the caliphate in our nations and force us to accept sharia law.

      Am I wrong?

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