Iftikhar Ahmad

on: Muslims in Germany: Integration in Germany Is Making Progress, by Jonathan Laurence

There is a conception that by chucking lots of different kids together, they will learn to get along, learn to not be racist or prejudiced. This isn't true.

If interaction is to produce toleration, respect and engagement it needs the different partners to be on equal terms, with equal resources, and a strong shared common ground.

Many state schools are ethnically diverse, but there is a huge amount of racism that exists since due to various factors.

A report by the Institute for Community Cohesion found that native parents were deserting some schools after finding their children outnumbered by pupils from ethnic minorities. Schools in parts of England are becoming increasingly segregated. The study focused on 13 local authorities. Many of the schools and colleges are segregated and this was generally worsening over recent years. This is racism, because British society is the home of institutional racism.

Muslim children need Muslim teachers during their developmental periods. For higher studies and research, Muslim teacher is not a priority.

The shortage of native children in inner city Bradford is because of the shortage of native parents. The majority of native people remaining anywhere near the centre of Bradford are old and too poor to move, otherwise they would. Bradford has a huge Pakistani ghetto of around 30 sq. miles around the city centre and it is growing pretty rapidly.

There is absolutely no chance of the Pakistani community integrating because there is no one to integrate with.

Some people may be interested in an Ofsted report about a school which is typical for the area, such as this. The Ofsted report shows that out of 390 kids in the school only two are natives, two are Indian and the rest Pakistani.

The report mentions: Nearly all of the pupils on the school roll speak English as an additional language but speak Punjabi at home.

I'd like to know what David Cameron would propose for such a school. Does he honestly think that there would be an uptake for a 25% quota for natives? The man is living in cloud cuckoo land.

Iftikhar Ahmad

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