Muslim pupils are being withdrawn from music lessons because some families believe learning an instrument is anti-Islamic. The move comes despite the subject being a compulsory part of the national curriculum.
While parents have legal rights to withdraw children from religious and sex education classes, no automatic right exists to pull them out of lessons such as music. One education expert said up to half of Muslim pupils were withdrawn from music lessons during Ramadan.
And The Muslim Council of Britain said music lessons were likely to be unacceptable to around ten per cent of the Muslim population in Britain.
One girl remains permanently withdrawn from the school's music curriculum, which consists of a government-backed project to learn instruments such as the violin.
So fundamentalist religious Muslims say Islam bans playing musical instruments but apparently it is OK for fundamentalist religious fanatical Muslims to fire AK47’s and plant bombs. How does that work?
Look - the National curriculum includes music - like it or lump it - simple.
Tom Linden (NF Press and Publicity)