A guest post by Audrey Apple
From today’s The Advertiser:
Holocaust glossed over
“London: British schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a government-backed study has shown.
The study found some teachers were reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs included Holocaust denial.
There was also resistance to tackling the 11th century religious Crusade.”
(For a more detailed story, go here
Honestly, what rot.
That some history teachers could be hesitant to teach something so monumentally important as the Holocaust out of a misguided nod towards political correctness is unfortunately exactly the sort of thing that strengthens the rabid conservative backlash against Islam and all its practitioners.
Aside from being completely vulgar in its ignorance of the necessity to teach history whether it be pleasant or not, it insults the intelligence of Muslims because it treats them as a people so violently opposed to truth outside of Islam that they must be pussyfooted around.
I have no doubt that teachers of this ilk are in the vast minority in Britain – but it only take a few to ink the pens of the thousands of mouth-frothing hatemongers out there intent on using anything they can to perpetuate suspicion towards Islamic folk.
So….word up En Masse Basil. You ain’t helping.