The Muslim Council of Britain has published an “information and guidance” document called Towards Greater Understanding — Meeting the Needs of Muslim Pupils in State Schools. As Diana West explains, “at the crux of the Muslim council’s document is a call for special treatment of Britain’s Muslim students that is so special as to reorient the entire British system according to Islamic law.”
Here are a few highlights:
Muslim children shall be allotted prayer rooms, perhaps segregated by sex.
Special arrangements shall be instituted so that Muslim students can wash themselves on a moments notice if their “state of purification” is “nullified,” as when one “breaks wind.”
No swimming meets, tests, or sex education classes (or reproductive science classes) shall occur during the month of Ramadan (I’m surprised the Muslims don’t call for the elimination of sex education altogether).
Muslim students shall be permitted to take Arabic as a foreign language and perhaps study “the art of Qur’anic recitation” instead of music.