In the name of tolerance and diversity, students at a public school in Lye, England have been required to dress like Muslims in celebration of one of their holidays. It's unclear if the female teachers wore burkas or the less modest hijab.
According to multiple reports out of England, officials in this West Midlands school have required teachers and students to don Muslim dress for a belated celebration of Eid, the end of Ramadan. The school’s program also seeks to involve parents in its celebration of diversity by hosting an afternoon mothers-only gathering, keeping in Muslim tradition that married women should not mix with other men.Needless to say, Muslims will not be required to participate in non-Muslim traditions. "Tolerance" is a one-way street.
This story will not get much play in the United States because the mainstream media instinctively recoils from stories that may call into question the can-do-no-wrong tags of diversity, pluralism, and multi-culturalism. In these turbulent times, they would argue, anything that promotes tolerance has got to be good.HT: Jason Hayes
cp: The Broom