but you can’t make him drink (—old English saying.)
I keep toying with my own variant:
“you can drag an ass to school—but you can’t make it think”
here’s a possibly irrelevant snap for you: two Islamic Phds in the field doing valuable archaeological research and pushing back the boundaries of science:
Keeping this firmly in mind, here’s your quote:
“… In every school where Muslims were dominant in number, according to the report, boys refused to mix with girls in the classroom and at sports. The Muslim students understandably refused non-halal food at school cafeterias, did not come to school when there were Muslim holidays, such as Eid el Kebir, Eid el Fitr, Ramadan — and virtually all of the students displayed a virulent anti-Semitism.
More problematic was that many of the Muslims in secondary schools began objecting to the school curriculum, according what is halal (permitted) or haram (forbidden):
“Very frequently there is a refusal or an objection to certain kinds of literary works. Philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment, especially Voltaire and Rousseau, and all the philosophical works who submit religion to rational examination. ‘Rousseau is contrary to my religion,’ explained one student while leaving the class before the end. Molière and especially “Le Tartuffe” — a satire of religious bigotry — were the most popular targets: there was refusal to study, refusal to play, refusal to attend or else disturbances when actors were on stage. The same rejection applied to literary works that many considered licentious, (example, “Cyrano de Bergerac”), free-thinking or in favor of the freedom of women (Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert). They also refuse to study authors such as Chretien de Troyes because they believe the goal of that teaching is to promote Catholicism… There is every indication that students are encouraged from the outside to distrust everything the teacher can teach them, and to distrust any food proposed to them at school’s cafeteria. They are encouraged to select what they want to learn according the religious categories of halal and haram” …”
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—make of it what you will. Or not, your call, your future; enjoy—
—because your actions or inactions are right now writing your future. That’s the way of it and you ignore a foaming dog at your peril.