Muslim boys’ school bans women from applying for job as science teacher
A little push here….a little push there. These items of Islamic directives that we so often read about, are tests. They are testing the media and the backlash of the populace. If no one complains, they have a success and a precedent. After some time, they make another demand or change. After so many victories they can claim they won and then the demands turn dramatic, serious and most likely….violent. -BBJ
An Islamic school has advertised for a new science teacher but ruled out female applicants
A Muslim boys’ school is facing claims of segregation after advertising for a temporary science teacher but making clear that women need not apply.
The advert published by the outsourcing company Capita requested a “Male Science Teacher” to cover lessons, including some mathematics classes, until the end of the current academic year on a short term contract for up to £150 a day.
Secular campaigners said the advertisement was just the latest in a series of demands for religious customs and practices to be “accommodated” in the education system as a result of giving faith groups the power to run schools.
It follows a storm over allegations that non-Muslim female staff at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby had been forced to wear headscarves in line with strict Islamic practices.
There have also been concerns that girls at other Islamic schools are being required to wear full veils as well as questions over segregation in classes.
“The Government’s encouragement of schools run by religious groups will bring with it increasing demands for religious customs and practices to be accommodated within our education system.
“If religious demands to discriminate and segregate along gender lines are accommodated, teachers of the ‘wrong sex’ will be disadvantaged and children in such schools are unlikely to be adequately prepared for life as equal citizens in a liberal democracy – which should be one of the fundamental aims of education policy.
“For some religious groups, it is clear that the primary goal of state education should be to instill parents’ religious beliefs in children.
“Equality must not be sacrificed in the rush to satisfy their demands.”