A Sikh Principal, Too English for a Largely Muslim School

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/wo...reat.html?_r=1

"But in January, Mr. Bains stepped down as the principal of the Saltley School and Specialist Science College, saying he could no longer do the job in the face of relentless criticism from the Muslim-dominated school board. It had pressed him, unsuccessfully, to replace some courses with Islamic and Arabic studies, segregate girls and boys and drop a citizenship class on tolerance and democracy in Britain."

“The Sikh head running a Muslim school,” the letter said, “will soon be sacked and we will move in.”

The investigation found that some teachers and school board governors at the other schools were encouraging homophobia, anti-Semitism and support for Al Qaeda, sometimes inviting speakers who endorsed the establishment of a state run under Sharia law.
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Interesting...
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well that is worrying
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Sickening if this is true.

I'm not surprised by what these people do anymore tbh.
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This isn't even slightly surprising.

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The investigation found that some teachers and school board governors at the other schools were encouraging homophobia, anti-Semitism and support for Al Qaeda, sometimes inviting speakers who endorsed the establishment of a state run under Sharia law.
What Muslim wouldn't want a state run under Sharia law? :confused:
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What Muslim wouldn't want a state run under Sharia law? :confused:
I think you'd be surprised how many Muslims would prefer a secular democracy over shari'ah/Islamic state or any other type of totalitarian governance.

Edit: A growing social media conversation in Arabic is calling for the implementation of Sharia, or Islamic law, to be abandoned.
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What Muslim wouldn't want a state run under Sharia law? :confused:
more than you think

and I'd say the majority of UK Muslims given they or their parents\grandparents choose to come to a country without it

and those who were born here and are still here as they also have to option to move to a country that does support sharia

And any Muslim who lives here and says they want sharia don’t really as they have the comfort of wanting something they’ll never have which is very convenient for them
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Lol no sharia law pluz
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(Original post by Radicalathiest)
more than you think

and I'd say the majority of UK Muslims given they or their parents\grandparents choose to come to a country without it

and those who were born here and are still here as they also have to option to move to a country that does support sharia

And any Muslim who lives here and says they want sharia don’t really as they have the comfort of wanting something they’ll never have which is very convenient for them
Don't you think parents/grandparents moved here because there were better job prospects. The people who were born here and live here don't want to go back because those countries are very unstable due to political corruption. At the end of the day,I think there are a lot of Muslims who do want sharia law.

Concerning the article, if what Mr.Bains has said is true, it makes me very sad as bullying-like behaviour is totally condemned in Islam and I think they could have acted less agressively.
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(Original post by L'Evil Fish)
Lol no sharia law pluz
You'd not like it?
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Don't you think parents/grandparents moved here because there were better job prospects. The people who were born here and live here don't want to go back because those countries are very unstable due to political corruption. At the end of the day,I think there are a lot of Muslims who do want sharia law.

Concerning the article, if what Mr.Bains has said is true, it makes me very sad as bullying-like behaviour is totally condemned in Islam and I think they could have acted less agressively.
They could have moved to any country if all it was about was 'job prospects' and most of the community we are talking about were initially doing very menial and low paid work so not sure this can be the only reason

And as I said they could move to any country not just their home country that has sharia

so as i said

I'd say the majority of UK Muslims given they or their parents\grandparents choose to come to a country without it

and those who were born here and are still here as they also have to option to move to a country that does support sharia

And any Muslim who lives here and says they want sharia don’t really as they have the comfort of wanting something they’ll never have which is very convenient for them
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Speaking of Muslims and secular democracies, I put Ataturk and shari'ah through google and of course this comes up...

The kufr of one who rules according to other than what Allaah revealed - IslamQA

By examining this topic from different angels, it becomes clear that what is counted as kufr akbar is the following:

Abolishing sharee‘ah as the law governing a country, as Mustafa Kemal (“Ataturk”) did in Turkey, as he abolished the book Majallah al-Ahkaam al-‘Adliyyah which was based on the Hanafi madhhab, and replaced it with man-made laws.
(Although it's highly disputed whether he remained a Muslim at all.)
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Sickening if this is true.
Sickening or Sikhening?
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You'd not like it?
Nope
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What Isis are doing I.e shariah law, is arguably as bad as a nazi dictatorship. Shariah is not compatible with the uk we don't want it here
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What Muslim wouldn't want a state run under Sharia law? :confused:
Apparently some don't and I'd be interested in hearing their arguments against Sharia government, especially from an Islamic perspective. It seems counterintuitive and strange.
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