Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,084 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 185,439
Pageviews Today: 318,501Threads Today: 139Posts Today: 2,699
06:00 AM

Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing

Scottish government to tackle "Islamophobia" in schools

Offer Upgrade

User ID: 617358
05/04/2009 09:55 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Scottish government to tackle "Islamophobia" in schools
The Scottish Government is to back efforts to challenge Islamophobia in schools across the country.

More than £81,000 will be spent on holding more than 150 workshops in secondary schools over the next two years.

The move was announced by the Education Secretary Fiona Hyslop and welcomed by the Show Racism the Red Card charity, which will put on the 90-minute workshops.

The charity's campaign manager Billy Singh said: "We are delighted that the Scottish Government is supporting our Islamophobia work in schools.

"We are not intending to educate people about the Islamic religion, but to challenge myths and stereotypes and encourage people to think critically about the information that they receive."

Announcing the move, Ms Hyslop said: "The Scottish Government is determined to make sure that all our young people have the opportunity to learn and grow in a Scotland free from the discrimination and bigotry that inhibits personal development and blights communities.

"We are all modern Scots regardless of our race, religion or belief and the support we are providing to Show Racism the Red Card to deliver Islamophobia workshops recognises the increasingly diverse society we all share."

[link to www.theherald.co.uk]
Dear sir, poor sir, brave sir: You are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe. You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will. You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next--and why. Everybody else is a robot, a machine.