In a push to get Islam accepted Littleton Green Community School, a school in the United Kingdom, was forcing their students to attend a religious workshop about the Muslim faith. If any students refused to attend the outing they were told in a note from the school that they would place a "racial discrimination note" in their school file "which will remain on this file throughout their school career." The school also noted that any absences that day would be subject to be "investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a GP [doctor's] sick note."

Needless to say, parents were outraged by the threats to their children's records and the brazen attempt to push a religion on their children. Tracy Ward, a mother of four, stated, "I was shocked by the letter. To be told my kids have got to attend this workshop is disgusting . . . Everyone should have a choice but that’s my opinion and I don’t want a stain on my kids’ record as a result."

Another outraged parent said, "To be told we had to pay for the trip as well was just a kick in the teeth . . . How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age. It’s going to make them feel like little criminals."

After the school came under fire they quickly tried to recover from the PR nightmare by stating that it was "important for children to learn about cultures and religions other than their own." While it maybe true that it's important to expose to children to other cultures and religions, it can be said that they went the wrong way about it. Forcing children to attend a religious workshop and threatening them with being deemed racist is not the way to go about it, in fact it makes it look like they are trying to indoctrinate the children instead of educate them.

With the rise of Islamic extremism and ISIS's ongoing attempt to conquer the world through war and forced assimilation for people to convert to Islam the outrage of the parents of the students is completely understandable. It's not racist to monitor what your children are exposed to, it's merely parenting.


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