So we have come to this. Not only are British public schools making absurd allowances for muslims, bad enough on its own and arguably illegal, but they are also forcing those islamic norms on non-muslim students, also bad enough and also arguably illegal, but now British schools are protecting islam from the scorn it so richly and rightfully deserves by not saying who in fact, was objecting to watching the eclipse, or on who’s behalf the eclipse could not b watched, despite having asked the kids to make pinhole cameras the day before for that exact purpose.
Here are a few links to the story:
My daughter was sent home yesterday to make a pinhole camera for the eclipse.
This morning I heard for religious and cultural reasons the kids were going to be banned from any part in the eclipse.
I was put through to him straight away and he confirmed it, religious and cultural reasons. I said that was totally outrageous. I asked him to elaborate and he refused.
It’s just going back to the dark ages really.
‘This is an issue about scientific matters versus religious superstition. I am outraged — is it going to be Darwin next? We will be like mid America.
‘I asked the headteacher to elaborate which religions and which cultures? But he said it had to be confidential. He referred us to the formal complaints procedure.
Both papers clearly state that which culture or religion is confidential.
So I guess it is possible that the one remaining Chinese student comes from a family that appeared by time machine from the 15th century and fears that looking at the dragon as it eats the sun may cause the earth to vanish. Or possibly the 6 or 7 vikings in the class room.
But lets have a look at what Reliance of the Traveller has to say about eclipses. Remember, RoT is the most authoritative book on Islamic law on Earth, was written in English and is specifically for muslims living amongst the unbelievers.
Times When Purificatory Bath Is Sunna. The purificatory bath is sunna:
-1- for those who want to attend the Friday prayer (def:f18) (O: the bath’s time beginning at dawn);
-2- on the two ‘eids (f19) (O: the time for it beginning from the middle of the night);
-3- on days when the sun or moon eclipse;
Supererogatory prayers that the Sacred Law stiplulates be prayed in groups, such as the prayer on the two ‘Eids (f19), the prayer at solar and lunar eclipses, and the drought prayer, are better than those it does not stipulate be prayed in groups,namely, all others besides these. But the sunna rak’as before and after the prescribed prayers (O: whether confirmed sunna (sunna mu’akkada, def: below) or otherwise) are superior to the group prayer that is sunna on the nights of Ramadan (tarawih).
F19.4It is recommended to perform the purificatory bath (ghusl) after dawn, even if one does not attend the prayer, though it may be performed from midnight on. It is recommended to wear perfume, dress one’s best, for young boys to come in their good clothes, and for women who do not attract men’s attention to attend, though without wearing perfume or fine clothes. It is offensive for an attractive woman to attend
(dis: f12.4(N:) ).
It is sunna:
-1- to come early after the dawn prayer (subh) on foot;
-2- to return home by a different route (N: than one came);
-3- for the imam to delay his arrival until the time of the prayer;
-4- and to call the people to prayer with the words “The prayer is gathering,” as one
also does for the eclipse prayer (def: f20) and the drought prayer (f21).
Ok. So muslims have an obligatory bath they have to take and a special prayer ritual on eclipse days. So why force the non-tard kids to not see it?
The only thing that I can fathom is that British schools have decided that it is too much ritual to deal with if the muslims see an eclipse and of course, they can’t stop the muslims from watching it and let the dhimmi kids do something that fun and interesting so they had to say no one could.
So how do you know that democracy is dead and that everything of genuine importance has gone the way of the Dodo?
When it becomes against the rules to look out the window.
(Its really only the chorus that needs to be heard here really)
Thank you Antikythera