Terrorism in the East End

I may get regular verbal abuse and heckling in my own classroom for being a Christian, but at least I’m not a vicar getting attacked on the grounds of my own church. There is a constant campaign of vandalism against St George-in-the-East in Wapping. The attitude is typified by shouts of “This should not be a church, this should be a mosque.”

In addition to being yet another example of teen yobbish behaviour – an epidemic throughout this country – it is also a low-grade example of Islamic terrorism. Besides being just downright nasty, these pustules of society are using their faith as an excuse for causing harm and destruction. They have also been fed on a diet of ideas (whether a home or at the mosque or both) that they should be able to settle in an area and Islamify it, driving out the Church.

2 Responses to “Terrorism in the East End”

  1. sue reid Says:

    I would like to hear, in confidence, from the Christian teacher who said he was verbally abused in the classroom for his faith. Please could he email me at the above. Please keep my email confidential and forward it to him. thanks

  2. sol Says:

    I don’t think it is particularly confidential. The only thing I keep confidential is my own identity. I would imagine that if you did a survey of RE teachers who are openly Christian, it wouldn’t be surprising kids are happy to make fun of anyone who believes in God, including teachers. The more open the Christianity, the more open the hostility. It is the open incredulity that anyone could actually believe in God, when they have been told that science has disproved the existence of God. And that’s just the Year 7s. The lower-ability (or just as usually the lower-motivated) upper-level pupils (the ones are are difficult in any subject lesson) are even less reticent when it comes to opening laughing at idea of religious faith. This has been true in every school in which I’ve taught.

    In a previous school, I had a colleague who was not particularly religious (a lapsed Catholic) who described the attitude of her Year 9s toward Christianity as religious hatred.

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