Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Classless society

Do the poorest members of society care about narrowing the UK's class gap when they can look forward to council tax rebates or free insulation if they wait and do nothing!?!


xoggoth said...

A job offer with potential earnings of £24,000? In the article I read it said they only had to earn £8.20 an hour.

IftikharA said...

Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist because they have been mis-educated and de-educated by the British schooling. Muslim children are confused because they are being educated in a wrong place at a wrong time in state schools with non-Muslim monolingual teachers. They face lots of problems of growing up in two distinctive cultural traditions and value systems, which may come into conflict over issues such as the role of women in the society, and adherence to religious and cultural traditions. The conflicting demands made by home and schools on behaviour, loyalties and obligations can be a source of psychological conflict and tension in Muslim youngsters. There are also the issues of racial prejudice and discrimination to deal with, in education and employment. They have been victim of racism and bullying in all walks of life. According to DCSF, 56% of Pakistanis and 54% of Bangladeshi children has been victims of bullies. The first wave of Muslim migrants were happy to send their children to state schools, thinking their children would get a much better education. Than little by little, the overt and covert discrimination in the system turned them off. There are fifteen areas where Muslim parents find themselves offended by state schools.

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. Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim teacher or a child in a Muslim school. There are hundreds of state schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be designated as Muslim community schools. An ICM Poll of British Muslims showed that nearly half wanted their children to attend Muslim schools. There are only 143 Muslim schools. A state funded Muslim school in Birmingham has 220 pupils and more than 1000 applicants chasing just 60.

Majority of anti-Muslim stories are not about terrorism but about Muslim
culture--the hijab, Muslim schools, family life and religiosity. Muslims in the west ought to be recognised as a western community, not as an alien culture.
Iftikhar Ahmad

Snafu said...

Iftikhara, so why choose to live in the UK? Why aren't Hindu, Chinese or African youths "angry, frustrated and extremist"!?!

Where religion is the guiding force in one's life, it would seem more sensible to choose to live in an Islamic country. It would address most of the issues you raise expcept for the poor quality of education in the UK that blights the life chances of far too many children.

Islam is an alien culture when it is not prepared to integrate into wider British society but seeks to exclude itself. "There is no place for a non-Muslim teacher or a child in a Muslim school." Such contempt and intolerance of the wider community is very dangerous.

If Britain is such a hostile place for Muslims, why do so many Muslims still want to emigrate to the UK!?! Why live alongside the kaffir!?!

Mark Wadsworth said...

You tell 'em, Snafu!

BTW, can you lump in Jewish kids with 'people who might get bullied at school but don't spend their lives whining and moaning about it and seem to be perfectly integrated into the host nation'? Ta.

As to your last question, you don't appear to have mastered DoubleThink. They have to come here because the Evil Western Anti-Islamic Imperialists have made their home lands uninhabitable (don't blame the Mullocracy in Iran, or anything).

Further, it is their Religious Duty to educate the kaffir into the wise and fair ways of Islamism, basically by killing us. And once they've laid waste to our society as well, they'll move on to the next one.

Banelus said...

Snafu: "If Britain is such a hostile place for Muslims, why do so many Muslims still want to emigrate to the UK!?!"

No welfare state in Pakistan?