Letter: Other people's religions

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Other people's religions

Sir: In your excerpt from the sermon preached by Professor Akbar Ahmed in Selwyn College Chapel ("Two religions, one set of challenges", 20 May), you report him as saying, "A basic knowledge of Islam could be taught in Western schools so that children do not grow up in ignorance of it...Conversely, Western values, like democracy, need to be explained in Muslim schools."

Surely Professor Ahmed has his ideas mixed up. If a basic knowledge of Islam is to be taught in non-Muslim schools, then it is a basic knowledge of Christianity that should be taught in Muslim schools.

The Rev K P BULLOCK

Penrhyn Bay, Gwynedd

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