GOVERNMENT DECISION ON SEX EDUCATION
Published: 23/02/2010 17:00
Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation comments:
Government’s amendment tonight to the Children, Schools and Families
bill about teaching sex education is a welcome u turn from forcing faith
schools to abandon their basic articles of faith and principles. I have
been very clear from an early stage that enforcing something that is
contrary to religious community’s faith is illiberal and unacceptable in
the 21st century.
schools should be able to teach children about sex according to their
faiths and not dictated to by secularists.
Whilst recognising this is indeed progress we still believe that the
Government has to stop bashing faith groups and their schools, these
faith schools add great value to many communities in this country, the
Government must recognise and accept this.
schools should be free to teach children according to their faiths, the
high standards in these schools speak for themselves.”
should not give in to the secularists who want to marginalise faith from
our public life.”
Notes for editors
1. The Ramadhan
Foundation is a leading Muslim youth organisation in the UK that is
working for peaceful co-existence and dialogue for all communities.
2. Based in
Greater Manchester and working to also establish the platform for human
unity amongst our communities in the UK.
3. Mohammad Shafiq is the Chief Executive of the Foundation, aged
30 and actively campaigning to provide a more positive image of Islam
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