Monday, 13 July 2009

Dr Barry Morgan


…de la Western Mail:

The Archbishop of Wales has used his role as day president of the International Eisteddfod to renew his call for the National Assembly to be granted full law-making powers.

Giving the presidential address at Llangollen, Dr Barry Morgan claimed a greater degree of self-determination could “go hand in hand with openness to other nations and people”.

“It is possible to be proud to be Welsh or Hungarian or Italian or whatever one’s nationality happens to be, and yet to realise that we belong to one common humanity,” he told the Eisteddfod.

“The two things are not incompatible. So for those of us who are Welsh, we have a new surge of confidence in today’s Wales, with the advent of the new Government of Wales Act of 2006 giving us a measure of self-government, coupled with the Welsh Language Act of 1993 which gave equality to the two languages in Wales for the first time since the Act of Union of 1536...

1 comment:

IftikharA said...

A report from Italy describing the proliferation of liquor drinking in the major cities in Italy by teenage youth. The report said that in Milan, Turin and other major cities in Italy teenage youth, some as young as 13 year old are drinking heavily. That in the summer months if you go to the piazas and plazas in these cities you see hordes of drunk or drinking -in-public Italian youth. The report also said that in Italy and other countries in Europe, for many people, a standard pastime feature of vaction in summerr is to drink a loot of liquor. The reporter who was reporting from Milan said that every summer hordes of American, British, German youth descend on Italy's historical cities like Milan and indulge in binge-drinking. Such people are increasingly becoming visible features in public plces in Italy.

In US the raging fad among some Americans is to support "gay-marriage" (marriage between man & man, woman & woman) as a high water mark to demonstrate that society is egalitarian and gives equal rights to all. Gays and lesbians are exercising a disproprtionately high political influence in electoral politics.

In these same societies where about a third of children are born out of wedlock, and many children do not know who is their father, EVERY SINGLY Muslim child knows who his/her father is, and the incidence of Muslim children born out of wedlock is almost unknown.

Are these societies moving in the right direction? So in the face of such licentiousness and promiscuity is not the emergnce of Islamic communities in these countries a positive sign of redemption and a viable alternative? Think for yourself.

Bilingial Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools amy be designated as Muslim community schools.
Iftikhar Ahmad
www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk