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#1 10 years ago

Teachers ordered to dress as Muslims | Dads barred from women-only party | Project to promote multi-culturalism | The Sun |HomePage|News

Personally, I find this appalling. Call me racist, or whatever other name you can think of but this is utter bullshit.

Just because your a muslim, doesn't mean I have to act like you so you don't get "offended"

“It’s all part of a diversity project to promote multi-culturalism.”

Multi-culturalism is going to be the death of all society as we know it. Same goes for political correctness.


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#2 10 years ago

Forcing people to be tolerant sounds rather silly.

I don't mind promoting tolerance, it's usually better than promoting xenophobia, but there are limits.




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#3 10 years ago

You know, that's what you get when PC goes too far...and what we get here in New Zealand is almost bordering on that.




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#4 10 years ago

I didn't think it was all that bad. This would never be a popular idea. Which means it would have to be "forced" to be effective. Unfortunate, but it may well be for the best.

The problem I have is this.

TheSun.co.ukThe day aims to belatedly mark Eid, the end of Ramadan.

It is one thing to get a perspective from another culture. Quite another to engage in their religious beliefs. I don't like either, but I am 100% against participating in a religion that is not my own. The above is very borderline to doing just that.

Before anybody asks, the difference is. A Culture is about who you identify with, and how you communicate with them. Simply dressing differently, or talking differently for a day, does not change anything. Religion on the other hand, is something more personal. How do you identify with something radically different, and possibly counter to what you believe in?




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#5 10 years ago

I hate this political correctness thing, it annoys me that White British Citizens are afraid of offending someone of another colour. If you dont agree to somthing that someone of another ethnic group does then your branded as racist.




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#6 10 years ago

I do not see how forcing non-Muslims to dress up as Muslims to celebrate a Muslim event is celebrating cultural diversity.




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#7 10 years ago

Okay yes.... this would work.... only if they return the courtesy and dress as we do.

That was its fair, and both get the "understanding" that they're supposed to. Personally though, I don't think it works, seems stupid.

Plus... if you don't actually follow the religion, you could also think of it was being disrespectful and taking the piss... which wouldn't be tolerant now would it?




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#8 10 years ago

While I'm sure that this was done with the best of intentions, it may backfire and ultimately end up in promoting further intolerance. If people can't accept other people regardless of their background culture, then at the end of the day forcing them to play dress-up is only going to exemplify the hatred, not diminish it.

As is highlighting in such a vivid way the inherent sexism of that particularly culture, incidentally.




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#9 10 years ago
Archmage Cleps;4008855I do not see how forcing non-Muslims to dress up as Muslims to celebrate a Muslim event is celebrating cultural diversity.

Okay tomorrow I demand you dress up in a British traditional suit complete with china tea cup and scone. You must also sit down and listen to British culture for the day. If you dont you cant come into school.




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#10 10 years ago

That actually reminded me of the Roman Festival of the Good Goddess, Bona Dea.

And I suppose it's a matter of reciprocation, isn't it? Do Muslim countries have such days where they force people to celebrate Lent, or Shrove Tuesday?

Okay tomorrow I demand you dress up in a British traditional suit complete with china tea cup and scone. You must also sit down and listen to British culture for the day. If you dont you cant come into school.

You know, it's funny you should say that. I won't be going to school today, or tomorrow, anyway. So I think I'll abstain from dressing up as a pom, thank you.