Holocaust history dropped in some UK schools to avoid offending Muslim pupils

The logic here’s no different really than in that dKos post that knocked Michelle for failing to respect Islamic cultural prejudices. They’ve got a problem with learning about the Holocaust? Then don’t teach them about the Holocaust. Racist.

It’s not part of the new “heart and minds” campaign to beat back the continuing pull of Al Qaeda inside the country, but given the profound, serious understanding “moderate” British Muslim groups have shown for the enormity of Nazi crimes, it might as well be.

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades – where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem – because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques…

It found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class.

Exit question: This should earn them some goodwill with Ahmadinejad, huh?