Schoolboys Forced to Pray to Allah
Country: United Kingdom
Date of incident: July 22, 2008
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Islamist / Private
Two pupils from Alsager High School in Cheshire were punished after they refused to pray to Allah. The 7-grade class kids were urged by their religious education teacher Alison Phillips to take part in a Muslim prayer. Prayer mats were given to them, and the pupils were told to kneel down following the Muslim ritual. They were also told to wear Muslim headwear during the lesson.As the schoolboys refused to take part in the prayer, they were admonished for being unrespectful. Phillips was dismissed after parents´ complaints.
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