The only way Islam should be taught in any British school (and elsewhere in the West) is by using this as a teaching syllabus…
‘Write letter to family about converting to Islam’: Furious stepfather refuses to let his stepdaughter, 12, complete her homework after she is asked to pen them a note about becoming a Muslim
- Mark McLachlan found the homework task in his stepdaughter’s school planner
- She was to write a letter to her family explaining why she has become a Muslim
- He was furious and refused to let her finish it, saying it was ‘wholly inappropriate’
A furious stepfather has refused to let his 12-year-old stepdaughter finish her homework after she was asked to write a letter to her family about becoming a Muslim.
Mark McLachlan, 43, from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, has slammed the decision by the Kepier School to ask pupils to pen the note.
He has refused to let his stepdaughter, who he has asked not to be named, complete the task after failing to see what the letter would accomplish.
Mr McLachlan said: ‘I know as part of the national curriculum they have to learn about all religions.
‘I just don’t see why they should ask a child to write a letter addressed to their family about converting to another religion. I really just don’t see what the letter will gain.
‘If they want children to learn about Islam, then go teach them all about it and its history.
‘What I don’t want is a school asking my stepdaughter to look into reasons for converting to another religion.
‘Like every parent, it is our decision on how we raise them and once they are old enough to make decision, then it is there choice.’
Mr McLachlan visited the school to raise his concerns and was told that this was part of the curriculum and was shown example exam questions for Islam, Christianity and Hinduism.