Friday, September 8, 2017

Iran: Christian school children told learn Islam or leave

(Tehran) Whilst Muslims in any country where they are a sizeable minority complain about the hardships they have to endure. They tend to remain silent on how where they are the majority, other faiths have to do as they are told or else. Which is why Christian children in Iran have been told they now have to learn Islam or else:

A report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, second generation Christian children in the cities of Rasht and Shiraz whose families belong to the Church of Iran church  have been told by school officials that they must learn Shia Islam or be kicked out of school. According to CSW, which is accredited by the United Nations, the children are by law allowed to opt out of being taught Islam and receive religious instruction designed by Christians. However, their families' requests for them to be taught Christian religious instruction has been denied.
"Until recently, their families were able to present a signed letter from the denomination that exempted them from studying Shia Islam," the CSW release explains. "However, the authorities are now rejecting this letter on the grounds that the Church is an 'illegal organisation,' and are insisting the children either agree to study Islam, or go home."
Sources within the denomination who have knowledge of the situation told CSW "the message is clear: convert or leave."
Meanwhile in the West, Muslims complain about how the authorities won't change the day of Prom because it falls over Ramadan or even worse been denied to wear the Hijab.