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

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The Independent Online
THERE is no question that Muslims have the same rights as any other religious denomination to have state funding for their schools under the present educational system ("Mohammed knocks at classroom door", 11 February). The questions are whether it is a good thing in general to give public money to sectarian schools, whether it is a good thing in particular to do so for schools which discriminate against women, art and sport, and what should be done in the educational system to meet the needs of non-religious people, who are ten times as numerous as all the non-Christian denominations put together.

Nicolas Walter

Rationalist Press Association

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