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      Schools Cease Teaching Holocaust, Demand Students Pray to Allah

      Many British schools are ceasing to teach the Holocaust in history lessons in order to avoid offending Muslim students.
      By Rachel Hirshfeld
      First Publish: 8/19/2012, 2:33 PM

      Muslims praying
      Muslims praying
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      A report by Britain’s Department for Education and Skills noted that an increasing number of schools are ceasing to teach the Holocaust in history lessons in order to avoid offending Muslim students.

      The report, titled "Teaching Emotive and Controversial History," also observed that many educators are reluctant to teach other topics that may contradict what is being said in local mosques.

      Furthermore, the website Family Security Matters reported that, “In an effort to counter ‘Islamophobia’ in British schools, teachers now are required to teach ‘key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero’ in math and science courses, even though the concept of zero originated in India.”

      In addition, students at the Alsager High School in Cheshire were “punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class,” according to the website.

      The article further noted that non-Muslim children at an elementary school in Scotland were required to visit a mosque in Glasgow, where they were instructed to recite the shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, which states, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger."

      In addition, Muslim leaders are demanding that Islamic preachers be sent to school throughout Scotland to teach children about Islam, presumably in an effort to counter the negative attitudes about Muslims.

      “The question that naturally arises,” according to Examiner.com “is whether any of this bend-over-backward pandering would be taking place had the hijackers who commandeered the four jetliners used as missiles on September 11, 2001 been anything other than Muslim.”

      “Taking an alternate hypothesis—that the attacks had been carried out by, say, murderous Zionists—would New York City public schools be mandating the teaching of Hebrew in grades 2 through 5?”, the website asks.