LETTER: A claim to public money by any religious school is dubious

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STATE funding for the Islamia school would be a dangerous step. To set up a school based on a culture which is so different from our own and a religion so alien to ours is divisive and will almost certainly store up problems for the future.

I believe the needs of Muslims and other religions should be accommodated within our own educational system. Muslims should be allowed to pray in privacy but should accept that Britain is a Christian country and respect this. After all, we wouldn't wish to impose Christian beliefs on a host Islamic country if we emigrated to one.

Peter Shutak

Reading, Berkshire