Posted by: maryportagainstracism | April 6, 2008

Email rumours

Chain emails are not a reliable source of news:

E-mails are circulating, falsely claiming the UK has banned schools from teaching pupils about the Holocaust.

The suggestion is that this was done by the government to avoid offending some Muslim communities.

The source of the rumour may be a report that some history teachers were uncomfortable with sensitive subjects.

In fact the government has reaffirmed that in England, teaching children about the Holocaust is compulsory, and it is not banned elsewhere in the UK.

They usually read something along the lines of:

Recently this week, UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offended’ the Moslem population which claims it never occurred.

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

For future reference, Hoaxslayer has a useful directory of email hoaxes.

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