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Forum Muslim Children 
Topic Free Schools 
Author Iftikhar 
Date Created 27/05/2010 21:48:29 
Free Schools
Almost all children now believe they go to school to pass exams. The idea that they may be there for an education is irrelevant. State schools have become exam factories, interested only in A to C Grades. They do not educate children. Exam results do not reflect a candidate’s innate ability. Employers have moaned for years that too many employees cannot read or write properly. According to a survey, school-leavers and even graduates lack basic literacy and numeracy skills. More and more companies are having to provide remedial training to new staff, who can’t write clear instructions, do simple maths, or solve problems. Both graduates and school-leavers were also criticised for their sloppy time-keeping, ignorance of basic customer service and lack of self-discipline.

Bilingual Muslims children have a right, as much as any other faith group, to be taught their culture, languages and faith alongside a mainstream curriculum. More faith schools will be opened under sweeping reforms of the education system in England. There is a dire need for the growth of state funded Muslim schools to meet the growing needs and demands of the Muslim parents and children. Now the time has come that parents and community should take over the running of their local schools. Parent-run schools will give the diversity, the choice and the competition that the wealthy have in the private sector. Parents can perform a better job than the Local Authority because parents have a genuine vested interest. The Local Authority simply cannot be trusted.

The British Government is planning to make it easier to schools to “opt out” from the Local Authorities. Muslim children in state schools feel isolated and confused about who they are. This can cause dissatisfaction and lead them into criminality, and the lack of a true understanding of Islam can ultimately make them more susceptible to the teachings of fundamentalists like Christians during the middle ages and Jews in recent times in Palestine. Fundamentalism is nothing to do with Islam and Muslim; you are either a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

There are hundreds of state primary and secondary schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion all such schools may be opted out to become Muslim Academies. This mean the Muslim children will get a decent education. Muslim schools turned out balanced citizens, more tolerant of others and less likely to succumb to criminality or extremism. Muslim schools give young people confidence in who they are and an understanding of Islam’s teaching of tolerance and respect which prepares them for a positive and fulfilling role in society. Muslim schools are attractive to Muslim parents because they have better discipline and teaching Islamic values. Children like discipline, structure and boundaries. Bilingual Muslim children need Bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods, who understand their needs and demands.

None of the British Muslims convicted following the riots in Bradford and Oldham in 2001 or any of those linked to the London bombings had been to Islamic schools. An American Think Tank studied the educational back ground of 300 Jihadists; none of them were educated in Pakistani Madrasas. They were all Western educated by non-Muslim teachers. Bilingual Muslim children need bilingual Muslim teachers as role models. A Cambridge University study found that single-sex classes could make a big difference for boys. They perform better in single-sex classes. The research is promising because male students in the study saw noticeable gains in the grades. The study confirms the Islamic notion that academic achievement is better in single-sex classes.
Iftikhar Ahmad

Topic Re: Free Schools 
Author Ab Razzaq 
Date Created 30/05/2010 11:20:37 
Message "Muslim children in state schools feel isolated and confused about who they are."

If they were taught only in English, the national language of their ADOPTED country, then they would be more integrated, less isolated and less confused. If parents won't accept English as their language they should move to a country which speaks their chosen language.

In 2009, a report by the influential think-tank Civitas said there where concerns are that some private Muslim schools “are preparing children to live separate lives in Muslim enclaves”. It goes on to say that some of the schools it studied use an approach resulting from religious fundamentalism. The report also states the Bradford al-Mu’min primary school website promotes the view that “western culture is evil”, and that playing chess is “like one who dips his hands in the blood of swine”. It is interesting to see that since the publication of this report, the school has taken down it's website. It has removed itself from public scrutiny.

There is a dire need for the abolition of all state funded faith schools. Religion as no place in the modern, progressive society. People are not born Christians, Jews, or Muslims. They are made by the previous generation, keen to teach their dogma and control the minds of the children. Money should be spent on teaching integration and promoting inter-culturalism, not preserving the isolationist multi-cultural dogma that pervades society.
Topic Re: Free Schools 
Author Ali Al-Garab 
Date Created 31/05/2010 13:22:11 
Message The truth and the right path for all Muslims living in the West.


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Topic Re: Free Schools 
Author Abdul Razak Mohammed 
Date Created 23/06/2011 22:38:07 
Message what are some of the free schools which give free immigration scholarships to children outside the country? 
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