Malesia. Per rispettare il ramadan, studenti cristiani costretti a mangiare nei bagni

Malesia. Ramadan_and_toiletsSuccede in una scuola elementare pubblica della periferia di Kuala Lumpur. La maggioranza degli studenti è musulmana e, durante il ramadan, deve rispettare il digiuno. Il problema si presenta per tutti gli altri che non sono musulmani. Una minoranza, certo, ma composta da Cristiani o Indù che per non disturbare sono invitati a pranzare nelle classi.
Questo è quello che avviene di solito, ma una mamma
(Kelly Guneswari) ha fotografato il vero luogo dove i bambini sono costretti a stare: nei bagni.

La segregazione non è però passata inosservata, anche perché le immagini postate su Facebook hanno fatto il giro del mondo. Il primo ministro dell’istruzione malese ha chiesto immediatamente di aprire un’inchiesta, dicendo che avrebbe preso provvedimenti.
Anche Jehan Bakar, legale musulmana, si è dichiarata “terrificata” dalla segregazione dei bambini non-musulmani. “La nostra religione non impone questo,” ha sottilineato.
E se da un lato è vero, dall’altro i Cristiani e gli Indù sono spesso invitati (quando non costretti) a non mangiare in pubblico dall’alba al tramonto.
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25 luglio 2013
Malaisie : des écoliers chrétiens obligés de manger dans les toilettes pendant le ramadan

L’affaire fait grand bruit en Malaisie, y compris, il faut le signaler, chez des musulmans. Dans une école primaire publique mixte de la banlieue de Kuala-Lumpur, les écoliers en majorité musulmans jeûnent pendant le ramadan et ne déjeunent donc pas à l’école. Toutefois, un certain nombre d’écoliers ne sont pas musulmans, ils sont chrétiens ou hindous, et prennent naturellement leur déjeuner entre deux classes. C’est la mère d’un de ces écoliers non musulmans qui a mis des photos sur sa page facebook: elles montrent que pour ne pas indisposer les jeunes jeûneurs musulmans, les chrétiens et les autres ont été priés de se cacher pour manger et de se cacher où? Dans les toilettes de l’école…

Fonte: Christianophobie.fr
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24 luglio 2013
Non-Muslim pupils forced to eat in bathroom because of Ramadan
The act of segregation is condemned by politicians and Muslims. Our “religion does not dictate this,” Muslim woman says. However, in many Islamic countries, non-Muslims are required to respect the eating ban during the period of fasting.

Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Non-Muslim children in a Malaysian primary school were forced to have lunch in the facility’s change room whilst their classmates fasted during Ramadan. Pictures of ethnic Chinese and Indian (usually Christian or Hindu) children were posted on the internet by one of the mothers, Guneswari Kelly, causing an uproar among politicians and Muslims opposed to unhygienic segregation.

On her Facebook page, Kelly Guneswari wrote that staff at the Sri Pristana School, in suburban Kuala Lumpur, told non-Muslim children to eat in the school’s bathroom and not in the canteen. “Is this fair? Can [a national school] treat [non-Muslim pupils] like this” during Ramadan?

After being informed, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin ordered an investigation into the matter, saying he would take action.

School officials have not released any statement, but Jehan Bakar, a Muslim woman lawyer and mother of two, said she was “horrified” by the segregation of non-Muslim children. Our “religion does not dictate this,” she insisted.

In fact Islam does not ask non-Muslims to fast or hide, but in many Islamic countries, Christians, Hindus or people of other religions are asked (and sometimes forced) not to eat in public or are not allow to eat at all during the fasting period, which runs from dawn to dusk.

In Malaysia, there are often signs of impatience towards Islamic rules that are often applied in a very restrictive way. Recently, a Chinese couple was accused of sedition for posting online a Ramadan greeting that showed them eating pork, which is forbidden in Islam.

In 2010, the principal of a secondary school in the state of Kedah accused ethnic Chinese students of being insensitive towards their Muslim classmates because they ate at school during Ramadan, telling them to “return to China” if they could not respect the culture of other ethnic groups.

Fonte: Asia News

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