- Who are the victims in this case, those who are gay or those who follow the teachings of Mohammed?
- Which is worse Islamophobia or Homophobia?
It appears that in “tolerant” England there is a serious clash of cultures arising. Multicultural Great Britain created and funded the No Outsiders Project. According to the UK’s Economic and Research Council:
This [No Outsiders project] is a 28-month project (September 2006 to December 2008), supporting primary teachers in developing strategies to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in their own schools and classrooms.
The goals of the No Outsiders project are:
- To add to the understanding of the operation of heteronormativity (the assumption that heterosexuality is normal, so anything else is abnormal) in school contexts.
- To create a community of practice within which teachers can develop effective approaches to addressing sexualities equality within the broader context of inclusive education.
The No Outsiders “inclusion” classes are now being taught throughout Great Britain.
Islamophobia versus Homophobia
The three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) all believe sodomy is a sin. Ash-Shura 25:165-166 states:
Do you approach males among the worlds (165). And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing.”(166)
Quran 4:16 reads, “And the two who commit it [sodomy] among you, dishonor them both. But if they repent and correct themselves, leave them alone. Indeed, Allah is ever Accepting of repentance and Merciful.”
Who will win this argument in the end? The followers of Mohammed or those UK teachers of No Outsiders “inclusion”?
Intersectionality at a Crossroads
Intersectionality always hits a road block when two self-identified “oppressed minority groups” get into who’s the greater victim fight. So it is with the Muslim ummah and the LGBT community in Great Britain. In a BBC column titled “LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes“
Four more schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents.
Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached.
Earlier this month the city’s Parkfield Community School suspended the lessons after protests were held.
Campaigner Amir Ahmed said some Muslims felt “victimised” but an LGBT group leader said No Outsiders helped pupils understand it is OK to be different.
Watch this YouTube video “Muslim Parents Livid over LGBT Sex Education Lessons at their Children’s School“:
As parents begin to understand that their children are being indoctrinated on values that they find abhorrent we will see more of these kinds of programs dismantled. Religious beliefs trump sin every time.