This must be one of the most worrying things I've heard from our increasingly worrying education system.
Two schoolboys were allegedly disciplined after refusing to kneel down and "pray to Allah" during a religious education lesson.
The alleged incident, at the Alsager school, one of Cheshire's top performing schools, happened on Tuesday afternoon. The teacher, Alison Phillips, the school's subject leader in RE, is understood to be staying away from the school until the furore dies down, although she has not been suspended.
"Staying away" on full pay, no doubt.
A spokesman for Cheshire County Council said "Educating children in the beliefs of different faiths is part of Cheshire's diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is, of course, is [sic] essential to understanding." (My emphasis).
S'funny how that "diversity curriculum" doesn't allow for children to dissent from being forced to bow to Allah by some liberal progressive teacher. I guess they don't like kids who diversify from the liberal progressive indoctrination that passes for education these days.
Of course, I'm sure this "diversity curriculum" includes telling children how Mohammed took a seven year old for a bride and was actively consummating that marriage by the time his bride was nine. No doubt they go into detail on how Islam treats homosexuality, the persecution of non-believers in Islamic countries, honour killings and so on.
After all, knowledge is, of course, essential to understanding.
Hat tip: House of Dumb