My Young Muslim Student
Dear Ali Sina,
I am writing you on behalf of many British people who are gradually realising that the UK is being invaded by Muslims.
I am a professor in a very well-known and respected university nearby London . Fortunately our university is very demanding and few Muslims can pass entrance examinations. I am not a fascist but my experience of dealing with Muslims was very disappointing and I concluded that Muslims were incapable of coexisting with other cultures and religions. I hope my experience will be interesting to you and your readers.
Before being appointed a professor, I worked as a teacher at a school in London . I was a form teacher and my main responsibility was looking after a multicultural class. There were British, Jew, Hindu and Sikh children. They were very different but somehow we managed to build multiculturalism.
We all discussed our cultures and played many cognitive games. For example, we voiced problems in our religions and cultures and then tried to create a new religion free of any of the named problems. All children had to write short essays on their cultures and what they could contribute to the society. I taught children that they had to respect people of different origins. The best way to do it was to abide by the secular law and keep beliefs in our hearts.
A few years later our bliss was abruptly disturbed by a Pakistani boy. He was only 12 years old but his heart was already full of hatred towards cultures and faiths that differed from his. He refused to speak to a Jew girl and even tried to beat her.
He treated the rest of the girls like caged animals. For instance when he was to write a small essay with a British girl he said that he would not. The explanation was very simple: girls are deficient in intelligent and he was tired of their stupidity.
Incidentally, the girl was the best student and today she is a top manager.
He claimed that Shakespeare was a Muslim without providing any reasonable arguments. His only lame argument was that Allah wouldn't have given so much talent to an infidel. And above all, he wanted special treatment.
As far as I remember his mother was always pregnant. Only God knows how many children she had. Certainly she wore long black hijab or something like it. I have seen his father a couple of times mainly when he came to have a blazing row with the headmistress. He was constantly unsatisfied with the curriculum that "gave too much attention to Christianity".
He couldn't understand that the UK was a Christian country and indeed Christianity played an important role in our history. We still hoped the boy would join our multicultural family but his father was of a different opinion. After a few years he sent his child to a school founded by the Saudi government.
By the end of school children from my class had become great British citizens with understanding that secular laws are like a blessing. These laws provide us with the opportunity to respect our cultures and co-exist in the UK . They all acknowledge that our future is with the secular laws because only they are up-to-date. At the same time they haven't forgotten their heritage.
As for the Pakistani boy, a week ago I heard on the radio that he had been convicted of gang rape.
Dear Ali Sina, I met many different Muslims from different countries. They are all the same and few of them can become good citizens of the UK .. In my opinion, your mission of deislamisation of most Muslims is impossible. I am certain that all Muslims who are capable of critical thinking will abandon Islam. But such Muslims are brilliant and there are few brilliant in the world.
I hope you will keep enlightening people so we make sure that all Muslims who are able to leave Islam will leave it. But unlike you, I am very pessimistic about it. I know many Muslims with higher education but still they are faithful followers of their faith and they are sure that women's place is at home.
I had a heated debate with a Muslim scholar via the Internet about women. I think that in the computer jargon this type of debate I had with the scholar would be named "copy-paste" debate.
I tried to discuss practical problems and he only pasted articles from Islamonline and other Islamic sites. Your articles will be very helpful if I am faced with other scholars again.
And in the end I would like to wish you all the best and Happy New Year!