Muslim parents win showdown against LGBT-friendly curriculum. And if they were Christian parents?


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A school in the United Kingdom’s second-most populous city has caved to demands from local Muslims and temporarily removed content about LGBT rights and homophobia from its student curriculum.

The decision to remove its “No Outsiders” LGBT lessons from this semester’s curriculum was made after 600 Muslim children between the ages of four and 11 were withdrawn from Birmingham’s Parkfield Community School last Friday in protest of the school’s homosexual-friendly agenda.

“Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE),” the school wrote in a letter to parents, according to The Guardian. “Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”

This stunning capitulation capped a month-long battle that began when 400 Muslim parents reportedly signed a petition last month demanding that the school’s LGBT lessons be dropped.

Local Muslim parents also held protests like the one below:

“Sorry at this age it’s totally wrong. Children at this age don’t even know if they are coming or going, let alone knowing what sexual orientation they will become,” one mother said at the time.

“It’s good to teach children about respect and values but the sexual orientation aspect is against our principles,” two other parents, Asma and Mohammed Jdaitawi, added.

While there was some media coverage about these protests, the coverage was limited. There certainly was no widespread condemnation of the Muslim community for being “homophobes,” which is telling since that’s how the media react whenever white Christians stand up to the LGBT agenda.

Yet in the case of the Muslim parents in Birmingham, there’s been no such reaction. Why? Because Muslims are fairly high on the “intersectional” hierarchy, as noted by social media:

“Intersectionality” is a racist left-wing ideology that attempts to classify people into a hierarchy based on their race, their religion, their gender, their sexuality, etc. According to this twisted ideology, white Christians are at the bottom of the hierarchy because they allegedly were always the “oppressors” in history, whereas brown-skinned Muslims are at the top of the hierarchy.

Where are gays? While they’re certainly not at the bottom of the hierarchy, the events that unfolded in Birmingham make it clear they’re not at the top of it either. They’re sandwiched in-between.

Parkfield isn’t the only school in Birmingham that’s been overwhelmed by protesting Muslims. Andrew Moffat, the author of the “No Outsiders” curriculum, was reportedly forced to resign from Chilwell Croft Academy because of protests by Muslim parents.

Regarding the protests at Parkfield, they began with Faitma Shah.

“The issue was first raised by Fatima Shah, who pulled her 10-year-old daughter out of the school, saying children were too young to be learning about same-sex marriages and LGBT rights in the classroom,” The Guardian notes.

“We are not a bunch of homophobic mothers. We just feel that some of these lessons are inappropriate. Some of the themes being discussed are very adult and complex and the children are getting confused,” Shah said last month.

Shabana Mahmood, a member of the British Parliament, even spoke out in Shah’s defense, arguing that the Muslim mother had a point.

“None of my constituents is seeking particular or differential opt-outs at secondary school level. It is all about the age appropriateness of conversations with young children in the context of religious backgrounds. They need to be allowed to be children rather than having to constantly think about equalities and rights,” she reportedly said just this week.



These are all valid points that have been echoed by Republicans here in the United States. Except when Republicans make such points, they’re labeled monsters. Truth be told, Republicans in the U.S. are often labeled monsters just for practicing the Christian faith.

Take Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, who’s been labeled a monster for accepting a job at a private Christian school that mandates its employees sign a pledge that they believe marriage is monogamous and heterosexual and vote to never engage in “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” or adopt or promote “transgender identity,” in accordance with Christian doctrine.

It’s unclear why the left has raged so hard about Pence accepting a job at a private Christian school that’s not friendly to the LGBT agenda yet has so little to say about Muslims forcing a school in the U.K. to abandon its LGBT agenda.

Could it be hypocrisy perhaps?



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