Saudi Arabia’s warning that the Islamist tyranny will expel non-Muslims drinking or eating during Ramadan is no great surprise. But seeing the same attitude take hold in the UK truly disturbing.
Forget Oliver Twist. The new English lad isn’t just denied some more gruel, he’s denied a drop of water because Islam is the new law of the land.
An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan.
Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates.
Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon.
The Charles Dickens School. It could hardly be better than that.
Mother-of-four Kora said: ‘Just before bedtime me and my sons Luke, ten, and Alfie, eight, were talking about Ramadan as we had seen it on the news.
‘Luke said to me he was told he wasn’t allowed to drink in class by his teacher.
‘The reason being, a child who is fasting had a headache and the teacher said it would be unfair if the other children drank in front of the pupil.
Luke was dehydrated when he got home and drunk three glasses of water straight away.’ The teacher made the ruling on Thursday when temperatures soared to 28C.
Socialism meets Islam.