I have tried repeatedly to start a discussion with you regarding your views on the British educational system. You have no responded to any of the replies made by myself or any other member of this website.Originally Posted by Iftikhar
Since you insist on using this forum to complain about the educational plight of Muslims in the United Kingdom - may I suggest the following?
Why don't you go back to wherever it is that you came from?
If you have no interest in learning to live side by side with the British people - most of whom are not Muslim, then perhaps you should consider relocating to the Middle East where you can immerse yourself in Muslim ideology and culture to your heart's content.
As I have said repeatedly - the success (or failure) of Muslim people in western societies depends upon your willingness to learn how to live side by side with non-Muslims.
Does this mean that you have to give up your cultural identity? Does this mean that you should forsake your religon and become Christian? Does this mean that you have to adopt western cultural values?
Instead of whining about how unfair the British education system is - you shoud adopt a proactive approach.
Open Muslim schools to non-Muslim students and show the British how tolerant you are - how peaceful and caring and kind Islam can be. Expose non-Muslims to your art and culture and history. Instead of digging yourself into a hole and segregating yourself from the rest of British society - you should be embracing your non-Muslim neighbors - especially in these troubled times.
And if you can't learn to live with non-Muslims then you should really consider returning to your homeland because like it or not - YOU LIVE in the United Kingdom where most people are - amazingly enough, NOT MUSLIM.
I myself am ethnic Chinese.
Do I expect Americans to observe Chinese traditions?
Do I expect to hear Cantonese or Mandarin to be spoken on the streets of Austin, Texas?
Am I any less Chinese despite the fact that I was born in the United States?
Do I expect Chinese Americans to have separate schools from non-Chinese Americans?
Although I am a U.S. citizen, (and darn toot'n proud of it too), the fact of the matter is that I AM ethnically Chinese. My culture is a mixture of what I hope is the best of both the American and Chinese people.
I do not feel any particular loss of Chinese cultural identity and because of this I thoroughly dispute your inference that integration into the British cultural mainstream will result in a loss of your own cultural identity.