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Originally posted by korathin
Islam is a religion of the Sword. That is very relevant. I suggest people look up what happened to the Byzantine Christians when they made the mistake of trusting the Islamic Turks.
However, a local Muslim leader says there is no reason for young kids to be held out of music or phys-ed classes based on religious and cultural grounds.
"Who is advising them? My first concern would be who are these new immigrants talking to?" said Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social Services. "This is the first time I am hearing this; I'm not very happy about it."
All this is of course, drowned out by seven pages of "OOOOO MUSLIMS WOOOO SCARY SCARY MUSLIMS ISLAM BOOGABOOGABOOGA!"
I just would like to point out that most of the people on the seven pages of this thread, would all be clawing their faces in righteous indignation if their schools forced their kids to learn music.
Originally posted by Romanian
reply to post by nastyj
I hope children are not asked to listen to Lady GaGa music during their music lessons ) . As a child I was told how to read musical notes than we went quite a bit into classical masterpieces. I did not learn how to play an instrument, but we did learn notes and we were cultivated with love for the classics. Even now, beside my Drum and Bass, my Dubstep favorite, i go again and again to listen to some great classics.
Another issue I covered on another post - music on early stages of childhood it is proven to improve memory, logic, critical thinking and overall increase IQ. Also gym (when not excessive) is known to improve child cognitive development. This is why I believe that a religious family denying music and gym to their kids, are abusing the child. Anyway , my opinion!edit on 6-2-2011 by Romanian because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
What on earth has the fact that they're Muslim got to do with anything ?
This is a case of some parents, for one reason or another, complaining about having their children forced to being taught something that they don't agree with or that they don't want their children to take part in.
It's amazing when so many people pull out the ''freedom'' or ''government intrusion'' card when it suits them, they apparently ignore the fact that these parents are objecting to the State forcing their children to learn something that they do not wish to.