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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nanny Bans Swimming - In Case of Water Ingestion

DrowningDear oh dear, I have read some half baked ideas presented by Nanny and her minions over the last few years but this one really takes the biscuit.

In fact, even though it is reported by the venereal (or is it venerable?) organ the BBC (Auntie), I am wondering if it is really true.

Anyhoo, according to Auntie, Nanny's chums from Stoke on Trent City Council have issued some guidance (11 pages no less) to schools over how to deal with Ramadan this year (expected to be around August/September).

One "major" issue appears to be what to do with swimming lessons for Muslim children during this period.

Nanny's dickheads in the council are of the view that because Muslims are meant to fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan (note fasting also means no liquids), swimming lessons pose the risk of children ingesting water and thus breaking the fast.

OK...ermm...what happens if a Muslim is drowning during Ramadan?

Should they continue to drown, or do their best to save themselves even if it means swallowing some water?

It is sad and worrying to see how idiotic certain councils are when it comes to interpreting Islam from their narrow pc perspective.

Now at this point I would conjecture that were a Muslim family so concerned about their child swallowing water during Ramadan, then they would simply write a "please excuse" note during this period, and the school would use some commonsense and say "OK".

This of course is Nanny's Britain, Stoke on Trent City Council do not understand the concept of commonsense and have decreed that swimming lessons should be banned during the period of Ramadan.

The council guide states:

"Schools with a significant number of Muslim pupils should try to avoid scheduling swimming lessons during Ramadan to remove unnecessary barriers to full participation."

Yes, that's right, because of their (non Muslim) extreme interpretation of Islam they (the council) will inflict their narrow beliefs on everyone. Thus ensuring that everyone loses out.

The council also wants sex education classes stopped during the holy lunar month, as Muslim followers who have reached puberty are required to avoid sexual thoughts during this period.

The council, by this ill informed and odious document, have done more to damage inter faith/ethnic relations in this country than any number of marches by the BNP or extreme Muslim groups.

How the hell do they think this helps Muslims integrate into society by singling them out for special treatment in this way?

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  1. Ken,

    Much of the friction between the majority of people and the special groups, is caused by idiots in public bodies being only too keen to be offended on behalf of the special groups.
    This type of action fuels the flames of division as extreme groups can say look at the special treatment this group is getting and therefore they are more important than the rest of us.
    In my opinion, so called race relations legislation, equality legislation and other interfering PC rubbish has done more harm than good. If people were left alone and not subject to political interference, then everyone would integrate and get on in time.....This type of integration cannot be hurried through with law as it just rubs people up the wrong way and gives amunition to bigots.
    Having said all that, my cynical side feels that many people within the race relations etc industry, like the division, as the equality industry is very lucrative and should everyone get on, many would loose their income stream....Am I the only one that thinks this?

  2. It surprises me to hear how many people in Britain consider themselves as living in a multi-cultural society.

    Britain isn’t multi-cultural at all; it simply is a place with an awful lot of immigrants.

    How many people native to the UK know one word of Arabic, Polish, any Indian dialect or any language of the communities that they live among and think they are multi-cultural with?
    How many have any real understanding of any foreign or religious practices?

    There is slightly more to being multi-cultural than enjoying a salmon and cream cheese bagel for lunch or a chicken madras on a Friday night.

    The Councillors in Stoke are a prime example of complete ignorance.

  3. Lord of Atlantis1:37 PM

    When I read this, Ken, I wondered if I had passed through a time warp or some other temporal anomaly, and it was 1st April, because I never heard of anything so ludicrous in all my life!
    As you rightly ask, Ken, "What happens if a Muslim is drowning during Ramadan? Should they continue to drown or do their best to save themselves, even if it means swallowing some water?" I would take this question a stage further: if I were a devout Muslim, and came across someone drowning during this time, would it be the right thing to let them drown rather than attempt to save them, because I might ingest water? Surely, even the strictest follower of Islamic law can differentiate between deliberately breaking one's fast for pleasure, and doing so accidentally? We should, as you also said, Ken, be integrating ethnic minorities into British society, but this kind of nonsense will not only have the opposite effect, but cause resentment by others at perceived preferential treatment for minority groups.
    No, Tonk, you are NOT the only one who feels this way: I agree totally with your observations. In my opinion, political correctness and the race relations
    'industry' has done far more harm to race relations than organisations like the BNP. As you observe, however, the equality 'industry' is a 'nice little earner', as Arthur Daley would have put it: kerching!