(Mad World News) As we watch the rise of radical Islam across the globe trailed by an overwhelming lack of condemnation from others of the same faith, a Christian-based school is being forced to allow a Muslim imam to do the unthinkable — in the name of tolerance of course.
According to WND, the Christian Institute was informed they’re out of step with “British values” by the education inspector and therefore must allow an imam to lead their assemblies or risk being permanently shut down.
The decree comes amid a “Trojan horse” scandal in which radical Muslims took over several public schools in Birmingham and imposed Sharia style education standards on the students. In response to the scandal, the U.K.’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, more commonly known as Ofsted, prescribed new regulations that require schools to actively promote “British values,” including — but not limited to — tolerance.
The school, which is planning a legal challenge to the ridiculous demand, said that Ofsted told them to “invite a leader from another religion, such as an imam, to lead assemblies.”
However, doing so is a direct infringement on their rights because it doesn’t allow them to freely practice the religion of their choice, which Simon Calvert, the deputy director of the Christian Institute, agrees with.
“The new requirements are infringing the rights of children, parents, teachers, and schools to hold and practice their religious beliefs,” Calvert said.
The threat the school is currently facing is to have their rating downgraded from “good” to “adequate” because they’re failing to “actively promote” harmony between other religions in a manner government bureaucrats see fit. Should they continue to not comply with the new standards, the school faces being shut down by the government.
“Under Ofsted’s revised guidance for the inspection of schools, inspectors now pay greater attention to ensuring that schools provide a broad and balanced education for their pupils, so that young people are well prepared for the next stage in their education, or for employment and for life in modern Britain,” a spokeswoman for Ofsted said in a statement.
She continued by saying, “This includes, among other factors, pupils’ acceptance and engagement of different faiths and beliefs, and their understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield.”
So with the progressive left wanting America to be a clone of Great Britain, how long do you think it will be before such standards are forced upon Christian schools here? It seems as though “tolerance” is the great buzzword of the decade, and that many will stop at nothing in order to show they’re accepting of others, even if it means infringing on the rights of a group of people.
Perhaps Britain would be better served in using the government to stop the rise of radical Islam, which seems to be happening at an alarming rate in their country, than using it to make sure nobody’s feelings get hurt.