Adrian Morgan writes about what happens without the “establishment clause” of the American Constitution:
The demons of political correctness have so deeply infiltrated the National Curriculum documentation that each time Mohammed’s name appears, the Arabic symbol for his name is displayed afterwards. Unit 5B Section 2 is intended to indoctrinate children thus: “Children should learn: why Muslims have instructions for worship, how Muslims show concern for others, how Muslims care for people in the community, that abstinence from food plays a part in religious observance.” In Unit 5A, Section 2, teachers are told that their pupils must learn ” to understand that the Qur’an is fundamental to Muslims because it is the ‘word of God’.” Note the characterization: the Koran “is” the word of God, not “it is believed by Muslims to be” the word of God.
Unit 5A, Section 1, instructs teachers to: “Ask the children to copy the Shahadah and write a short explanation of the beliefs it expresses.” The Shahadah is the statement of belief that signals conversion to Islam. To make young children write out this declaration is a blasphemy against any other faith the child may belong to, including atheism.
This government-sanctioned political correctness led my sister, a teacher for 30 years, to tell her school that she would no longer teach the National Curriculum’s version of religious education, and would teach only her specialist subject, history.
Go read every word.
Cross-posted at MNM, where a commenter mentioned an analogous situation in the USA.