Tuesday, April 03, 2007

UK to drop Holocaust from history so as not to piss off Muslims

As the UK continues slouching towards dhimmitude, I have to wonder if Ellen Goodman applauds the Euros for reinforcing Muslims' Holocaust denial attitudes. From the Limeys:
Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

Hallelujah! Maybe I can use the same approach and get ESPN and CNNSI to stop reporting that Florida won their second straight basketball title last night! You know, I'm so mortified that I am offended and will resort to denial...and thus, it is to be stricken from the news and the record books. (Sidebar: this is NOT an invitation to discuss the game, as I'm trying to make a point here, people!)

Anywho, continuing:
There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

In other words, mosques are teaching lies about the Holocaust and the Crusades, and the UK propaganda centers (formerly known as "schools") are going to accommodate said lies. Well, hell, why even have history class then? At least rename it "revisionist history class"! Continuing:
The findings have prompted claims that some schools are using history 'as a vehicle for promoting political correctness'.

The study, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, looked into 'emotive and controversial' history teaching in primary and secondary schools.

It found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class.

I suppose the teachers should be thankful if the Muslim pupils resort to freely spouting what they already think, rather than spouting "Allahu Akhbar!" before self-detonating.

This part is particularly galling:
The report concluded: "In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship."

Don't we usually hear from the P.C. promoters that students who are raised in conservative households need to have their "narrow-minded" horizons broadened in schools? Obviously, favored groups in the P.C. movement are allowed to have their own "narrow-minded" views that are to be left "unbroadened" for fear of offending them.

Fortunately, at least one of the Brits gets it:
Chris McGovern, history education adviser to the former Tory government, said: "History is not a vehicle for promoting political correctness. Children must have access to knowledge of these controversial subjects, whether palatable or unpalatable."

Apparently, sir, children should only have access to that knowledge if they are not on the P.C. Hyper-sensitivity List. Subject kids to "unpalatable" facts? That's just crazy talk! Hell, leftist adults don't need "unpalatable" facts, so why should Muslim kids (or any other kids, for that matter)?

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