Birmingham City Council is investigating allegations that a group of radical Muslims is trying to oust head teachers and secretly turn schools into Muslim academies based on Salafi Islam principles, British media reported.
The head of the lower house committee for family issues has described a new set of legislative amendments protecting the values shared by basic religions, and inspiring young people to choose marriage over cohabitation.
US Senator Barbara Boxer has called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a mysterious illness that causes polio-like paralysis in young children. The condition has affected 20 children in California alone in the last 18 months.
Boris Johnson, the controversial mayor of London, has said that Muslim children in the UK at risk of being “taught crazy stuff” at home by their parents should be taken into care to avoid this form of “child abuse.”
Belgium’s king has signed into law a controversial bill that will allow for chronically ill children to be euthanized, local media reports. The bill, while widely opposed by religious groups, has broadly support among the public.
An Islamic boy’s school in Leicester, central England, advertised for a new science teacher but ruled out any female applicants. Secular campaigners are saying this is the latest example of religious practices being accommodated in the education system.
An Iranian schoolteacher has developed and assembled an innovative robot designed to teach young Muslim children how to say their daily prayers. Twenty-seven-year old Akbar Rezaie built the robot at home, but it has since garnered global interest.
Federal health regulators have been arguing the pros and cons of a controversial new fertilization method that would see babies created from the DNA of three people in an attempt to avoid possible genetic diseases.