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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-07-08 01:20 PM
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14. While understanding the Mail is biased this kneejerk anti-kneejerk is also
Edited on Mon Jul-07-08 01:24 PM by dmallind
http://richarddawkins.net/article,2821,n,n
http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=87997...
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/uk-world-... /
http://www.congletonguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/319... /

It's not that the Mail won't impose its own rightward slant on things, but the chance of them flat out making something up, especially something on multiple news wires apparently originating with the Press Association, is low.

This without a doubt happened.

Without a likely doubt the detention was intended for refusing to do what a teacher directed rather than any imposition of Islam. The UK does not have the same fervor for rugged individualism as the US, especially for the young.

i would have received detention in my own British school had I refused to participate in class. It's not imposition of religion but imposition of discipline, or obedience if you prefer.

Was the school at the least shortsighted and silly in doing this? Yes. Potentially stupid and venal. Was it a sign of a special status for Islam or the upcoming Shari'a in Britain? Psshaw!BUT it was not some false canard made up by vicious rightwing screed writers attempting to sabotage multiculturalism in the UK either. It was kids not doing something silly even when the teacher said they had to. Nothing more or less
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