British man called racist and bigot for refusing to let daughter write letter about ‘converting to Islam’ at school Featured

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There are millions of Muslims living in the UK. Foto: A-Gallery - Daboost / shutterstock.com There are millions of Muslims living in the UK. Foto: A-Gallery - Daboost / shutterstock.com

Voice of Europe: Stepfather’s 12-year-old daughter asked to write a letter about becoming a Muslim. When he complained, he was called racist and bigot.

 

Mark McLachlan’s stepdaughter brought home a homework assignment asking her to ‘write about converting to Islam’. He refused to let her finish the ‘letter to my family about converting to Islam’, claiming it was ‘brainwashing’ her about the religion and did not see what it would achieve.

‘In 50 years time I can see Britain becoming an Islamic state and my children and grandchildren are still going to be alive – I don’t want them wearing a niqab.’ Since the 43-year-old Mr. McLachlan posted about the assignment on social media, he has received a lot of abuse. He tells MailOnline: ‘My wife and I are terrified of the repercussions.

‘Any time anybody says anything negative about Islam they are torn to shreds. ‘I’ve been called a racist and a bigot, but I’m just terrified for my children and for the way this country is going.

‘In 50 years time I can see Britain becoming an Islamic state and my children and grandchildren are still going to be alive – I don’t want them wearing a niqab.’

Mark has been with the girl’s mother for five years and is understandably concerned about the influence the school is having on his stepdaughter, as well he has a daughter, himself, and the other school children.

He described: ‘She was told to google ‘Why should I convert to Islam’, but if she had researched both sides and googled ‘Why shouldn’t I convert to Islam’ she wouldn’t have been able to sleep.

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