Indoctinating children in Islam to promote “multi-racial harmony.” From the UK Muslim News, “Borough kids first to get Muslim lessons”
STOCKPORT schoolchildren will be the first in the country to take part in a project to breed multi-racial harmony.
Council education bosses have teamed up with the Muslim Council of Britain to use new resource packs supporting the teaching of Islam in primary schools.
The initiative was launched at Cheadle Muslim association Community Centre and Mosque, Wilmslow Road, Heald Green, yesterday (Tuesday) and will now be rolled out across the borough.
Although it is a nationwide project Stockport was chosen for the launch after becoming the first area to use the resource packs.
Councillor John Pantall, executive member for diversity strategy, said: “If we can get to pupils at an early age we hope they can grow up understanding other cultures and religions and without prejudice.
“There is a great deal of ignorance about major faiths, resulting in dangerous and destructive myths. The use of the new materials will help develop understanding and encourage community cohesion throughout Stockport.
“This is part of having a forward thinking education department and prevention of a problem rather than cure.”
The resource packs were developed by the Muslim Council for Key Stage 1 (seven-year-olds) and Key Stage Two (11-year-olds). They contain books, CDs, videos and Islamic artefacts, which cover Muslim beliefs and practices…