Shocking Statistics on Muslims’ Poor Performance

as-salamu ‘alaykum,

I got this from the Association of Muslim (school) Governors:

Shocking Statistics on Muslims’ Poor Performance

“In 2003-2004, almost a third (31 per cent) of Muslims of working age in Great Britain had no qualifications – the highest proportion for any religious group. They are also the least likely to have degrees (or equivalent qualifications).”
(http://www.statistics.gov.uk/focuson/religion/default.asp – published on 11 October 2004)

The statistics clearly illustrate that Muslims are severely underachieving in education compared to their counterparts and that we urgently need to devise strategies to reverse the trend. Muslim school governors are grossly under-represented due to the lack of concern in Muslim communities. They can serve as a voice for the Muslim community, and highlight issues which are particularly important and affect Muslim children directly, such as, the enhancement of academic achievement, provision of halal food, and the importance of prayer facilities etc.

School governors do not need to be parents, anyone over 18 years of age can be a governor. The Association of Muslim Governors (AMG) has been established to support Muslim children in the mainstream education systems by increasing the number of Muslim governors in schools, and increasing awareness of the importance of education within the Muslim community. AMG has already successfully doubled the number of Muslim governors in the London borough of Newham. Why not become a governor and join us in raising the educational achievements of future generations?

The Association of Muslim Governors: “Encouraging Muslim Participation in State Schools”

T: 0845 652 4016
E: info@aomg.org.uk
W: www.aomg.org.uk
A: PO Box 1940, Ilford, IG1 3XN

*Note: The London borough of Redbridge has 40 vacancies for school
governors to be filled immediately, apply now through www.aomg.org.uk !

wa’as-salam

Mas’ud
www.masud.co.uk

Beyond the Veil by Fareena Alam (Newsweek)

NewsweekBeyond the Veil
Few controversies divide Europe more deeply than the question of the Muslim veil. But is it the mark of separation it seems?

by Fareena Alam
Newsweek International

Nov. 27, 2006 issue – The Dutch government just announced that it’s seeking to ban the Muslim veil in public places. The Vatican has declared that veiling shows disrespect for local cultures and sensibilities. German officials in North Rhine-Westphalia say they will discipline Muslim teachers who wear headscarves in defiance of a ban imposed in May. In Britain, Jack Straw recently threw fuel on the fire by suggesting that this bit of traditional Muslim garb “separates people” and hinders integration. “Communication requires that both sides see each other’s face,” said Britain’s former foreign minister, displaying a mastery of cross-cultural sen-sitivity. “You not only hear what people say, but you also see what they mean.” British Muslims immediately wondered how Straw’s former cabinet colleague, ex-Home secretary David Blunkett?blind since birth?ever did his job.

Follow link to see remainder of article:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/44503

wa’as-salam

Mas’ud
www.masud.co.uk

Some information on Neo-Con Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz seems to have

Bill White: Stephen Schwartz And The Wave Of Anti-Saudi Hate: How A One-Time ?Libertarian Socialist? Crossed Over To The Zionist Dark-Side

“But looking into his history ? from his days as a reviled member of San Francisco?s far-left anarchist-punk community, to his conversion to Jewish conservatism in the mid-1980s while working on a CIA-funded report on Grenada, to his sudden reappearance on the modern political scene as a spouter of pro-war anti-Muslim hate ? one can see that Schwartz has always been perceived as a blowhard making any ridiculous statements he thinks will impress his audience, without any real convictions or evidence to back them up.”

Wow that sounds familiar!

and there is more:

“Everything Schwartz writes is always about him, no matter what the ostensible topic. It’s all about who’s a “celebrity” and who’s not”

writes Justin Raimondo from EtherZone in his article entitled “STEPHEN SCHWARTZ LIAR, WACKBALL, CREEP” (DISCLAIMER: I have no opinion as to whether the observations in the title are true or not)
http://www.etherzone.com/2005/raim031805.shtml

Judging by Mr. Schwartz’s writings against Shaykh Hamza the M.O. (modus operandi – pattern of behaviour) in the quote holds true.

On Balkanalysis.com:

“?remade himself as an ?expert? on the Balkans. He simultaneously transformed his public persona, growing a very long beard, sporting a skull-cap, converting to Islam, and changing his name for the duration of US military action in the Balkans to Suleyman Ahmad Stephen Schwartz. He even relocated to Sarajevo for some sordid reason, no doubt savoring the new lease on life provided by going to a part of the world where few knew him firsthand, or had seen what he is all about.”

History News Analysis:

“My guess is that Steve Schwartz?s days as a paid liar for neo-conservative publications may be drawing to a close. Neo-conservatives have nothing against lying, of course, but a liar no one believes isn?t useful and he will backfire on his employers; he compromises the effectiveness of all the other lies they must tell, and calls attention to the rottenness of their politics.”

It would seem that Mr. Schwartz’s pattern of behaviour hasn’t changed much from he pre-Muslim days.

wa’as-salam

Mas’ud
www.masud.co.uk