In English Please!

Mein Kommentar zu Cameron und seine Englischklassen für Musliminen in Deutsch hier in der Taz!5269263/


Full English translation of my comment on David Cameron in taz today, just in case some Brits don’t speak other languages:

David Cameron wants to invest 20 Million Pound in order so that Muslim women can learn English. Yes that is right, only women, in fact only Muslim women. And should they come through a family unification to Britain, they will have to have to take language classes within two and half years of arrival.

This is because Cameron believes that these women are not to be integrated without an ability to speak English, and this condition causes radicalisation, FGM and forced marriages.

In fact there are locations in which 20 percent of female migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh do not speak English. Womens’ organisations confirm that at times this is due to the control of their husbands. But also many non Muslim migrants may have deficits in the English language, and some even think that quite a few Brits by birthright are not in possession of good English.

So it is astonishing that out of all things the budgets of local colleges was highly cut, exactly the places where many learn English, and that since the beginning of the austerity era, 32 organisations who specialised in helping oppressed women , had to shut due to lack of funds.

In many of Cameron’s new measures one can see above all one thing: He is a true Tory, who without a coalition partner finds himself in a situation that is just as socially isolated and who acts just as ignorantly, as apparently these women.

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