Wednesday, January 14, 2009

 

"Put Your Hand Up If You Hate Jews"

You'll notice that when the parent supposedly corrected the pupils, he advised them they should hate the IDF, not Jews. I'm not sure I understand why Muslim parents are being invited into schools suggesting that children hate anything. Ahh, no doubt they'll have a Jewish parent in next week to tell the kiddies why they should hate Muslim armies:

A TOP private school is at the centre of a race row between its Jewish and Muslim pupils.

In the wake of fighting in Gaza which has left nearly 1000 Palestinians dead, Muslim children at Glasgow's Hutchesons' Grammar School were asked if they hated Jews.

The school admitted many put up their hands - only to be told they should hate the Israeli army instead.

Muslim and Jewish pupils attend separate morning assemblies at the school, where fees are around £9000 a year.

News of last Thursday's controversial meeting was released by two Jewish pupils who went along by mistake.

The assembly was led by Asgher Mohammed, a parent who is believed to be a chemist.

News of the hate vote spread quickly through the 368-year-old school.

The parents of one of the Jewish children involved wrote to school rector Dr Kenneth Greig.

Dr Greig had letters sent out to other parents to explain the circumstances.

A school spokesman said yesterday: "The person in question has a long-standing history of taking the morning assembly.

"This is the first time anything like this has happened.

Perhaps it was not advisable to ask the question that he did.

"However, no one believes anything was intended to cause offence.

"His lesson was to preach religious tolerance and to show, despite what is going on in the Middle East, that Muslims and Jews in the UK can live in peace."

Claire Singerman, who co-ordinates Jewish assemblies at the school, stressed the "excellent" relationship between pupils of different faiths.

Chemist Asgher Mohammed said last night: "I have seen the statement from the school and amvery happy with that. I am not going to say anything else."

Muslim pupils make up around seven per cent of the school roll. Around six per cent are Jewish.

The school's famous ex-pupils include former lord chancellor Derry Irvine and John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps.

Three months ago, it was ordered to improve access for poorer students or risk losing its status as a charity.
Link...
The Scottish Sun has more details on the story and a quick search points to the man in this link as being the one who asked the question (Mr Asgher Mohammed).

Comments:
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I attend this school, and I would like to comment on this.

Firstly, the two Jewish children were not there by mistake. At the previous assembly, the Muslims had been told that they could invite non-Muslims if they want. These two children were in first year, and so this story is likely to have been bastardized or exaggerated in some way.

I would also like to say that a boy who attended the assembly told me what happened afterwards, explaining to me that it was a joke. And I believe him. I realise that it may have been in poor taste, but this does not change the non-malicious intention.

I would like to round off by adding that in the classroom I "hang out" in at lunch time, there are Protestants, Catholics, Atheists, Agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs.
This is an unsupervised room full of boys, and in the three years I have spent my lunchtime in there, there has never been a fight, never mind a race/religion related one.

I may not have justified the joke, but I hope I have clarified it; this school is NOT a cesspit of racists of ANY religion. Good day sir.

(scottama2312@gmail.com) if you wish to reply.

 
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Having looked over the rest of your page, I'd have to question YOUR prejudices.

You're being rather unilateral in your criticisms here... And I'd like to suggest that the English flag in the top left corner of your banner be changed to a British one. Maybe?

I realise that I have not stated my own religious persuasion. I am a Catholic apostate, now Atheist/Secular Humanist.

I have no ties/preferences and do not favour ANY theistic religion. I disagree with all of them equally.

 
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I THINK WHAT OUR PREVIOUS POSTER WAS TRYING TO SAY IS THAT THEY ARE A LEFTIST PIG.

I DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU SCOTTAMA.

GO BURY YOUR HEAD BACK IN THE SAND WHERE YOUR VOICE BELONGS!

YAY FOR RELIGION!!!!
YAY!!!

 
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Great to have you back! 8-)

 
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Messiah, I'd have to suggest that you argue with the points he made, not with him as a person..

I'd also have to point out that Islam is a religion as is Judiasm. I would like to suggest that were neither of these ideologies present, there would be no conflict in Gaza. Just a thought though...

I AM SURE THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU AGREE UPON AND IT IS RATHER FOOLISH OF YOU TO SAY THAT YOU DISAGREE WITH HIM, WHEN WHAT YOU SHOULD BE COUNTERING IS HIS ARGUMENT! I SHALL ASSUME THAT AS YOU ARE RESULTING TO NAME-CALLING AND OTHER ad hominem ATTACKS THAT YOU HAVE NO COUNTERING ARGUMENTS TO MAKE, AND SO CAN ONLY TRY TO DEMEAN HIM TO TRY TO WEAKEN HIS ARGUMENT. IT DOES NOT WORK!

(See next to the 'A' button, there's one labelled Caps Lock. May I suggest that you concern yourself in gaining knowledge of its proper application? Thank you sir)

I look forward to a swift and sweary response.

 
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In all fairness the 'hate jews' thing is just a phase sparked off by South Park. Cartman: "Kyle is such a fu**ing Jew"

We had it at my school for a while. This was about 4 years ago. No-one hates the Jews, this isn't Nazi Germany.

No-one seems to understand youth culture at all.

 
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