The National Union of Teachers or "NUT" is demanding Imams be allowed into British classrooms to teach about the Koran in state sponsored "faith" schools.
Faith schools are part of the UK state sponsored system, in essence, these schools are not private. The union held a conference from which a list of demands evolved, demands which involve the inclusion of instruction of other faiths, mainly that of Islam. One such demand was that Imams should come into the schools to teach about the Islam faith and the Koran.
Steve Sinnot, the General Secretary of NUT, therefore one of the head "NUTs" believes letting Imams into the Christian faith schools to teach about the Koran will go a long way towards "reuniting communities".
We wondered, just how does one become an Imam? What mosque would this Imam come from, and what beliefs would he teach to the schoolchildren?
According to Answers.com an Imam can be the male prayer leader in a mosque or a Muslim worshipper who leads the prayers with two or more other Muslim worshippers in attendance.
The Sunni bestow Imam status on the leader of the Friday prayer at the mosque while the Shiites consider Imans as legitimate leaders of their Muslim community.
We wondered what core beliefs, moderate or hardline, an Imam might have who was invited into the classrooms of British schoolchildren to teach about Islam.
In 2006 a survey was done by NOP Research on the current beliefs of British Muslims.
Here are some of the results from the survey:
45% of British Muslims said 9/11 was a conspiracy between the United States and Israel
25% believe the 2005 7/7 London bombings were justified because of British support for the Iraq war
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