Islamic school bans national anthem
December 05, 2008 

Article from:  The Australian 
AN Islamic school in Brisbane has banned the playing of the national anthem.

The Australian International Islamic College in the suburb of Durack ruled that 
Advance Australia Fair was against the Islamic view and ethos, Sky News 

A teacher who requested the playing of the anthem claims he was sacked after 
requesting the anthem be played. 

The college is accused of promoting segregation after a memo was sent in July 
announced the singing of the anthem will be put on hold. 

The school has denied the anthem has been banned at assembly and says the 
students sing it at functions on every occasion. 

It is not compulsory for schools to play the national anthem. 


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