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Kuwaiti parents protest against “Satanic” music courses
Parents gathered in front of a high school in Kuwait to demand the school cancel its music lessons…
November 16, 2009 5:00 by kippreport
Parents gathered in front of a high school in Kuwait to demand the school cancel its music lessons, Gulf News reported, citing a report in Al Watan daily on Monday.
“Music is not part of our tradition and religion and we totally reject it. What will our sons gain from learning this Satanic course? Teachers should instead focus on instilling good values in the hearts of our children,” Saleh Al Khalid, a parent, said.
Another parent, Fares Al Utaibi, added: “There is no benefit in music and it should not be part of our lives.”
Adel Al Damkhi, the head of the Kuwaiti Society of the Constituents of Human Rights, said: “Requiring students to study music and adding music courses to the curriculum with the subsequent impact on their grades is a violation of the parents’ rights in choosing the adequate education for their children and in upholding their culture and beliefs.”