A MUSLIM school has banned the national anthem at assemblies and sacked the teacher who asked for it to be played.Well, of course they didn't ban the National Anthem. They've been taken out of context, it goes without saying.
Australian International Islamic College teacher Pravin Chand was sacked last month, four months after his proposal for students to sing Advance Australia Fair was ruled to be against the "Islamic view and ethos".
A memo sent to teachers in July also announced "the singing of the anthem will be put on hold".
Yesterday, the Brisbane school denied it had banned the national anthem at assemblies.
More at news.com.au
On the same page at news.com.au, there are links to a story about Noah's Ark....
A QUEENSLAND father of five has taken action in the Anti-Discrimination Commission after his four-year-old daughter was asked to help make a replica of Noah's Ark at the local state school.more here
Ron Williams, who has five children under the age of 10, is opposed to religious instruction in state schools.
He said he was taking action because he did not believe students should be "exposed to superstitious mumbo-jumbo, presented as fact, in an educational setting", The Australian reports.
I'm in two minds about this story. The children watched a movie and were learning about animals and the sounds they made.
If he's going to get antsy about Noahs Ark, I wonder if he'd get upset about his children being taught that man is destroying the world with AGW, pollution, etc.
Someone should really do something about educating Australians about turning Australia into a tip*. Many years ago I had friends visit from the US and they marvelled at how clean Australia was, how clean the cities were. Not any more. Rubbish seems to be strewn all over the country side and in the cities people just throw their rubbish anywhere.
Take it with you. Put it in the bin. (Just don't look in my passenger-side foot well... mmmm'kay?)
*tip = rubbish dump
Resident's spokesman Tony Doherty said Muslim schools did not encourage multiculturalism.Strangely, noone has called for calm amongst Christians after these hate-filled graffiti assaults. more
"It's segregation, not integration," he said.
"They're not trying to integrate into the rest of society.
"Since we have started protesting against this our churches have been covered in hate-filled graffiti."
He denied it was hypocritical to oppose Muslim and not Christian schools.
Pedro, I was NOT an article of the Devil. I was an angel! (A bit like a St Trinians Angel...) See: