15 January 2006

Islamic Group Wants Catholics to Step Aside

This just moved to the front of my "You Have Got to be Kidding Me" file. It seems that an islamic group in Glasgow (Scotland, not Yemen), wants a local Catholic elementary school to abandon Catholic teachings and embrace muslim doctrine. Scotsman.com reports:
An islamic campaign group has called for a Catholic primary school to be based on the Muslim faith.

The Campaign for Muslim Schools said 90 per cent of pupils at St Albert's Primary, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, are Muslim, yet children are having to take part in Catholic rituals like saying the Lord's Prayer and attending mass.
Last I checked, attendance at Parochial schools was voluntary. Don't like the doctrine, start your own school.
Osama Saeed, co-ordinator of the alliance of Glasgow's main mosques and Muslim organisations, said he could see no reason why the main faith of the school should not change.
It's a Catholic school, or was the SAINT part of SAINT Albert's lost on you.
He said: "Clearly the parents of that area find a faith school, even if it is of another denomination, preferable to a secular one. But surely it should be possible for them to have one that is relevant to their own faith.
Exactly, start a school that is relevant to your faith.
"To move towards this would be a fantastic example of good faith - in more ways than one - on the part of the Church."

The call came just days after Scotland's most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, sparked controversy by stating that Scotland's core faith was Christianity and that other faiths should recognise they were "living in Scotland as a Christian country". A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland was not available for comment tonight.
And also with you.

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