It would be fantastic indeed, if they were taught how to read it carefully and critically, so as to understand how jihadists use it to justify violence and supremacism. But that won’t happen.
“Schools could be sent copies of the Koran, Michael Gove says,” by Christopher Hope and Andrew Hough in the Telegraph, May 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Every school in England could be sent free copies of the Koran, Michael Gove has said.
The Education Secretary said it would be “fantastic” if a rich benefactor would support sending out copies of the Islamic holy text to schools.
There is no shortage of those among Muslims and Islamophiles.
Mr Gove has been an enthusiastic supporter of a current privately-funded scheme to send copies of the King James” Bible to every state primary and secondary school in England.
Last week thousands of the books were sent out to mark the book’s 400th anniversary.
Asked in a radio interview if he would “consider sending out other important texts like the Koran”, he said: “Well if people wanted to put forward proposals to me, philanthropists or others, for distributing great books to school then fantastic.”…