UK: Catholic schools to ban Islamic cult from religious GCSE studies

The Roman Catholic Church is at the centre of a row after ordering its schools to teach Judaism alongside Christianity in GCSE religious studies – ruling out Islam or other faiths.

The edict was described as ‘very disappointing’ by senior Muslim leaders. Sir Iqbal Sacranie, former secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said the decision undermined Pope

Francis’s message of greater tolerance between the faiths, and urged Catholic leader Cardinal Vincent Nichols to think again.

The Church’s move follows last year’s reforms to the GCSE exam. Under the new rules, schools are required to teach two religions rather than one.

  • canminuteman

    Tolerence of the intolerable is not a virtue. The muzzies should be happy that they chose not to teach about islam, because they might teach the truth about islam.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    These senior Muslim leaders all have penis envy of Britain’s Jews.

  • Of course Islam should be taught at Catholic schools.

    Start and end with this:

    “The Messiah, son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger before whom
    many Messengers have passed away; and his mother adhered wholly to truthfulness,
    and they both ate food (as other mortals do). See how We make Our signs clear
    to them; and see where they are turning away!”

  • Alain

    Christianity is the offspring of Judaism, so it only makes sense. Islam is not a member of the family, so why on earth would it be taught.