Islamic schools that promote “isolationism” and extremism should be closed, Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly has said. She said the government had to “stamp out” Muslim schools which were trying to change British society to fit Islamic values. “They should be shut down,” she said. “Different institutions are open to abuse and where we find abuse we have got to stamp it out and prevent that happening.”
No doubt schools whose objective is to change British society to fit Catholic values will also be threatened with closure. Or, then again, perhaps not.