Di Leytonstone, London, sebuah sekolah merancang program pendidikan homoseks untuk anak2. Tragisnya, para orangtua yang tak setuju dengan program vulgar itu malah digugat ke pengadilan dengan alasan menyebarkan intoleransi dan menghambat kesetaraan.
Cerita ini bermula dari sebuah surat pembaca yang masuk ke meja redaksi Jakarta Post dari seorang Muslim di London. Dalam surat itu, si penulis menuturkan bahwa di London, Inggris, ada sebuah sekolah yang merancang program khusus selama satu minggu untuk mengajarkan anak2 didik perihal homoseks dan lesbi.
Dongeng2 anak diubah supaya ceritanya menunjukkan laki-laki yangdengan laki-laki, dan drama Romeo dan Juliet dari Shakespeare diubah menjadi Romeo dan Julian (nama pria). Karena sangat keberatan, 30 orangtua Muslim menarik anaknya dari sekolah tersebut selama masa pelaksanaan program yang mereka sebut sebagai fasisme kultural tersebut. Anehnya, pemda setempat justru mengancam akan menuntut 30 orang tua Muslim itu di pengadilan dengan alasan “promoting intolerance” (merusak toleransi”). Di bawah ini surat lengkap dari Iftikhar Ahmad, salah satu orangtua korban tuntutan.
Children and sex education
Sat, 06/27/2009 11:13 AM
Muslim parents teach their children to respect their teachers. From a very young age, we are taught that Islam teaches us that after our parents, our teachers are most deserving of respect.
It must be an extremely confusing time for the Muslim parent in Leytonstone, London. For up to 30 parents may face prosecution for withdrawing their children from school, disobeying the teachers in the school, simply to secure a decent moral upbringing for their children. The school had decided to have a week of lessons about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Part of this was a special adaptation of Shakespeare’ s Romeo and Juliet retitled Romeo and Julian as well as fairytales and stories changed to show men falling in love with men.
Rather than filling the heads of impressionable boys and girls with fatuous drivel about gay penguins, schools should be ashamed of the fact that they are sending children out into the world barely able to read, write and add up properly. Muslim children are leaving schools without learning their cultural roots and linguistic skills. The action was being taken against the parents as part of a policy of “promoting intolerance”. So why not tolerate parents, who, for sincerely-held reasons, consider their children too young to be taught about gay relationships? This isn’t education, its cultural fascism.
A record numbers of pupils persistently played truant in 2006-07, with around 272,950 pupils persistently absent in 2007, missing more than 20 percent of school. We rarely see councils prosecute the parents of these persistent truants. Yet, the parents who removed their children as a one-off to protect their morality may be prosecuted!
If the local council does decide to go through with a prosecution, it would be in line with the government’s approach to the Muslim community. Muslims who believe homosexuality is a sin would be labeled as extremists. Liberal totalitarianism is a growing phenomenon in Britain and the west in general but many people will be shocked that the school can override a parent’s view of what’s appropriate or inappropriate to teach their children.
This latest episode should be a wakeup call for Muslim parents. Muslim parents must explain our moral standards to schools and be prepared to take steps to protect our children’s state schools to be mis-educated and de-educated by non-Muslim monolingual teachers.from a growing agenda to impose liberal values upon them. This is an eye opening for those Muslim parents who keep on sending their children to
The solution of all the problems facing Muslim children is state-funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers. Those state schools where Muslim children are in majority may be designated as Muslim community schools. Bilingual Muslim children need state-funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods.
Sumber: The Jakarta Post
http://www.thejakar tapost.com/ news/2009/ 06/27/letters- children- and-sex-educatio n.html