Por supuesto, el niño en cuestión, que tiene 10 años, no es musulmán, pero cuando pidió que le dejaran beber agua, la profesora le dijo que no podía beber delante de los niños que estaban ayunando. Sin embargo, la directora del colegio dice que no se les prohibió beber, que sólo se les “aconsejó ser respetuosos con las creencias de los demás“. Pero la madre del niño, Kora Blagden, no parece darles la razón:
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.
‘They normally have their bottles on their table but they were kept in a tray by the teacher. He went along with it but he was thirsty and didn’t want to offend the other children. Alfie said he was allowed to drink in the morning but not in the afternoon.
- UK: No water for kafir children on hottest day of the year on Ramadan as not to ‘offend’ Muslims (themuslimissue.wordpress.com)
- Teachers ‘denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year to avoid upsetting Muslim pupils during Ramadan’ (redflagnews.com)
- Teachers deny water to schoolboy, 10, on the hottest day of the year (express.co.uk)
- Mum claims son was REFUSED water at school in heatwave as it was ‘unfair’ on fasting Muslim classmates (mirror.co.uk)