Why are things different in Islam? Islam doesn't do well when other options are available, because Islam rarely looks reasonable by comparison. Thus, some Muslims decide that the best strategy is to keep the next generation of Muslims in utter ignorance. Muslims in the U.K. are especially worried about young Muslim girls learning to think for themselves. Hence, a teacher giving lessons about other religions is much, much too dangerous.
That leaves only one question. In Islam, what's the solution when things go wrong? Violence.
Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.
Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked Gary Smith with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.
Mr Smith, who is head of religious education at Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow, east London, also suffered a fractured skull.
The four now face a jail sentence.
Detectives made secret recordings of the gang's plot to attack Mr Smith prior to the brutal assault.
The covert audio probe captured the gang condemning Mr Smith for 'teaching other religions to our sisters', the court heard.
The RE teacher was targeted as he made his way on foot along Burdett Road in nearby Mile End on July 12 last year, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse told the court: 'The evidence from what was said on the probe points overwhelmingly to a religious motive for this attack.' (Read more)
Wait a moment! Isn't it racist and Islamophobic to suggest that any attack by Muslims is "religiously motivated"? Our leaders in the U.S. won't even ascribe a religious motive to a guy yelling "Allahu Akbar" while shooting American soldiers. What's going on in the U.K.?