This link is from the Daily Express - an article I noticed in passing earlier.
- Would the enlightened mother be equally annoyed if a Synagogue has asked little Amy to refrain from bringing ham sammies in for her lunch? Would that be forcing little Amy to be like a Jew?
- Would the enlightened mother scream that I had forced her little Amy to dress like a Christian if I had asked that toplessness in the Sanctuary be avoided?
I think that the visit to the Mosque would have done far more than just teach little Amy about the tenets and practices of Islam - it would have taught her respect for another faith group, some empathy for another way of life, a little tolerance for difference - and maybe even doing something because it was the right thing to do, whether it was appealing or not. Muslims have every right to maintain the levels of decency within their sacred spaces as Carflicks (for they claim to be from that background, in a no-practicing sense, you understand) do. Perhaps little Amy's enlightened mummy should just be open about her islamophobia.
Not good ....