Saturday, June 8, 2013

Five Gaza Christian Schools Face Closure after Hamas Ruling

Meanwhile, Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA are constantly complaining about Islamophobia in the U.S.

(—Five Christian schools in Gaza are facing closure if Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that controls the Gaza Strip, follows through on a new law forbidding co-educational institutions.

“This will be a big problem. We hope they will not go through with it, but if they do, we will be in big trouble. We don’t have the space and we don’t have the money to divide our schools,” Father Faysal Hijazin, director-general of Latin Patriarchate Schools in the Palestinian territories and Israel, told the U.K.’s Catholic Herald.

The Gaza Strip has a small Christian community, numbering around 3,000 people. Most of the students at the five Christian schools are Muslim students. But the schools are the only ones with mixed enrollment in Gaza. Under Hamas’s new law, male and female teachers would not be permitted to teach classes of the opposite sex after the age of 10.

“It is a concern that in education things are getting more conservative,” Father Hijazin said. “It reflects the whole society. This is of concern to both Christians and moderate Muslims. It is not easy to be there.” (Source)

1 comment:

JP Prasad said...

Its not big surprised,, as all knows about how Islamic ideology is !
the issue is what Israel is doing by allowing Muslims in Israel, Muslims are going to bleed the country,, until it dead,, either now or future they need to face threat of extinction again by Muslims.