Saturday, January 17, 2009
Race row at top Scots private school after Muslim kids are asked about Jews
A top private school is at the center of a race row between its Jewish and Muslim pupils. In the wake of fighting in Gaza which has left nearly 1000 Palestinians dead, Muslim children at Glasgow's Hutchesons' Grammar School were asked if they hated Jews. The school admitted many put up their hands - only to be told they should hate the Israeli army instead. Muslim and Jewish pupils attend separate morning assemblies at the school, where fees are around £9000 a year. Muslim pupils make up around 7% of the school roll. Around 6% are Jewish.