08.10.2011

Richard Dawkins, author of books on evolution and religion (“The God Delusion”) and noted atheist, has criticized Muslim faith schools for teaching their students “alien rubbish”, as they continue to ignore scientific evidence in favour of creationism. Drawing on material from the Times Educational Supplement, the Daily Mail and the BBC quote Dawkins as saying that he has concerns with all faith schools, but Muslim ones worried him the most, as their teaching is more likely to be influence by a religious agenda. According to the BBC, the Muslim Council of Britain and Muslims4UK have already responded to Dawkins’s allegations and stressed that it was important for faith schools to come to terms with evolution and modern-day findings and teach science to children.

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