British Government May Make Muslim Schools Teach Students About Christian Faith

Park View School in Birmingham, one of three schools inspected as part of the "Trojan Horse" investigations (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)
Park View School in Birmingham, one of three schools inspected as part of the “Trojan Horse” investigations (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

A report in the media suggests British government ministers are divided over a proposal to make Muslim schools teach their students about the Christian faith.

England’s faith schools, particularly Muslim, have come under closer scrutiny in the wake of the ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal in which a government investigation found that Birmingham schools were the targets of “coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos”.

The government report concluded there was evidence that “young people are being encouraged to accept unquestionably a particular hard-line strand of Sunni Islam that raises concerns about their vulnerability to radicalisation in the future”.

The Daily Mail reports that the plan has been put forward by Britain’s new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan as a response to the Trojan Horse plot.

Mrs Morgan’s plan would require schools to teach about two world religions, rather than the one world faith they are required to teach at present.

Most schools opt to teach their own faith but Mrs Morgan apparently wants to bring in the change so that Muslim schoolchildren learn “different perspectives”.

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SOURCE: Christian Today
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