As one might have expected, Muslim leaders were not at all happy about the Roman Catholic Church instructing it’s schools to snub Islam for Judaism. Breitbart reports:
“Sir Iqbal Sacranie, former secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, urged Catholic leader Cardinal Vincent Nichols to rethink the ban.
Sir Iqbal said: ‘This is not a good decision. It does not reflect well on the messages that are coming out from the Church for greater tolerance of other faiths.’
‘This is a difficult time for religions and the last thing you would expect is a major faith making such a statement.’”
On the other hand, some argued that individuals like Sir Iqbal were making a mountain out of a molehill. Breitbart adds:
“Rabbi Jonathan Romain, the minister of Maidenhead Synagogue in Berkshire, said the matter is simply one of freedom of choice: ‘I urge all religious authorities to allow individual heads the freedom to decide what is best for pupils.'”
Leaving educational decisions to educators? What an idea!