My Young Muslim Student
Dear Ali Sina,
I am writing you on behalf of many British people who
are gradually realising that the
is being invaded by Muslims. I am a professor in a very well-known and
respected university nearby
. Fortunately our university is very demanding and few Muslims can pass
entrance examinations. I am not a fascist but my experience of dealing
with Muslims was very disappointing and I concluded that Muslims were
incapable of coexisting with other cultures and religions. I hope my
experience will be interesting to you and your readers.
Before being appointed a professor, I worked as a
teacher at a school in London. I was a form teacher and my main responsibility was looking after a
multicultural class. There were British, Jew, Hindu and Sikh children.
They were very different but somehow we managed to build multiculturalism.
We all discussed our cultures and played many cognitive games. For
example, we voiced problems in our religions and cultures and then tried
to create a new religion free of any of the named problems. All children
had to write short essays on their cultures and what they could contribute
to the society. I taught children that they had to respect people of
different origins. The best way to do it was to abide by the secular law
and keep beliefs in our hearts. A few years later our bliss was abruptly
disturbed by a Pakistani boy. He was only 12 years old but his heart was
already full of hatred towards cultures and faiths that differed from his.
He refused to speak to a
Jew girl and even tried to beat her. He treated the
rest of the girls like caged animals. For instance when he was to write a
small essay with a British girl he said that he would not. The explanation
was very simple: girls are deficient in intelligent and he was tired of
their stupidity. Incidentally, the girl was the best student and today she
is a top manager.
He claimed that Shakespeare was a Muslim without
providing any reasonable arguments. His only lame argument was that Allah
wouldn’t have given so much talent to an infidel. And above all, he
wanted special treatment.
As far as I remember his mother was always pregnant.
Only God knows how many children she had. Certainly she wore long black
hijab or something like it. I have seen his father a couple of times
mainly when he came to have a blazing row with the headmistress. He was
constantly unsatisfied with the curriculum that “gave too much attention
to Christianity”. He couldn’t understand that the
was a Christian country and indeed Christianity played an important role
in our history. We still hoped the boy would join our multicultural family
but his father was of a different opinion. After a few years he sent his
child to a school founded by the Saudi government.
By the end of school children from my class had
become great British citizens with understanding that secular laws are
like a blessing. These laws provide us with the opportunity to respect our
cultures and co-exist in the
. They all acknowledge that our future is with the secular laws because
only they are up-to-date. At the same time they haven’t forgotten their
As for the Pakistani boy, a week ago I heard on the
radio that he had been convicted of gang rape.
Dear Ali Sina, I met many different Muslims from
different countries. They are all the same and few of them can become good
citizens of the UK. In my opinion, your mission of deislamisation of most Muslims is
impossible. I am certain that all Muslims who are capable of critical
thinking will abandon Islam. But such Muslims are brilliants and there are
few brilliants in the world. I hope you will keep enlightening people so
we make sure that all Muslims who are able to leave Islam will leave it.
But unlike you, I am very pessimistic about it. I know many Muslims with
higher education but still they are faithful followers of their faith and
they are sure that women’s place is at home.
I had a heated debate with a Muslim scholar via the
Internet about women. I think that in the computer jargon this type of
debate I had with the scholar would be named “copy-paste” debate. I
tried to discuss practical problems and he only pasted articles from
Islamonline and other Islamic sites. Your articles will be very helpful if
I am faced with other scholars again.
And in the end I would like to wish you all the best
and Happy New Year!