Guest Post: By Monkey Magic
That little man, Michael Gove has been on a witch-hunt against the Muslim community which is reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition. Gove claims that schools must be protected against radicalisation and extremism in wake of the hysteria which had begun from what has now come to be known as the ‘Trojan Hoax’. Gove has now stated that all schools must promote ‘British values‘.
Gove Distributes Bibles to Schools
The question which naturally comes to mind is what exactly is British Values? Well, you do not have to look too far as Lil Gove himself gives us a clue. In November 2011, Gove announced that he would be sending a copy of the King James version of the Bible to all English schools and he himself would be writing a brief foreword in a special edition marking the 400th anniversary of its publication. Gove said of the Bible that:
“It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s also an incredibly important historical artefact. It has helped shape and define the English language and is one of the keystones of our shared culture. And it is a work that has had international significance.”
So let us get this straight, Britain is supposed to be a secular country which purportedly values multiculturalism and plurality of thought, ideologies and religions and yet, Lil Gove considers it acceptable to send Bibles to all state schools because, in his own words, it is key to “our shared culture” i.e. White, English, Christian culture.
The main allegation thrown in the Trojan Hoax fiasco is that Muslims sought assert their views on the school, views which are considered by the likes of Goves to be dangerous such as gender segregation, view on homosexuality, and prescribed punishments such as cutting of the hands and so on.