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Muslim Council attacks Gove's proposed history curriculum
One of the UK's leading Islamic organisations has warned that plans to revise the school history curriculum risk ignoring the Muslim contribution to western civilisation – an omission that will only foster alienation.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which claims to represent more than 500 Islamic organisations, is calling for "everyone who cares about the education of British schoolchildren" to lobby the Department for Education (DfE) as the end of the consultation period on the plans looms.
While conceding that history "has always been the most controversial subject in the school curriculum", the MCB says it is "deeply disappointed" that the DfE's draft specification makes no reference to Muslims and Islam. The consultation period closes on Tuesday.
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