Cradles of civilization are firmly rooted on Arab lands. Throughout the long centuries when Europe was plunged in its Dark Ages, Arabs preserved, enriched and transmitted great scientific culture upon which West could build.
The native Britis needs to be educated about Islam. Muslim children also need to be educated about Islamic history, otherwise, they will be cut off from their cultural roots. We have already lost three generations and the fourth one is in the process of loosing its Islamic Identity.
I agree to the point that we need to show the world what they owe to the bearers of Islam. We need also to instill within our youth an intimate apprecaition of their own civilization. To many, it has no value whatsoever. To them, whatever is pragmatic and conforimg to the western ideals should be leapt at. Our civilization is based on moral precepts blended with divine Shari'ah. We do not know neither should we learn the meaning of FREEDOM but what have been taught to us by our religion and our elders, in the perspective of morality and religion.
The Islamic contribution to world civilization is completely ignored by the National Curriculum. The leading civilization between 8th and the 18th centuries on the planet in terms of spread and creativity was Islam.
This may be the reason that Islam may still appear to be a barbarian code and its adherents brutal savages.
There are hundred of state schools with Muslim majority. In my opinion all such schools may be designated as Muslim community schools.
How do you think it will materialize?