A Manitoba school board struggling (inexplicably) to accommodate 12 Muslim families who don't want their children to attend music class "must consider the repercussions of such a move," Farzana Hassan writes in the Herald. "Regrettably, such accommodations set precedents that are often used to demand faith accommodations that are even more outrageous. In this case specifically, the trend is likely to spread in society, depriving other Muslim children of the benefits of learning music." Quite so -- although it's also true that Muslims have their own precedents to point to, notably on sexual education. It's heartening to see moderate Muslims denouncing this situation -- as Hassan says, being anti-music is way, way out there in the Islamic world. If only the school board would be as forceful in defence of its curriculum.

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