Friday, February 20, 2009

Koran and Bible Moved To the Top Shelves in U.K.

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In this instance, Dewey's system is not part of the equation. It seems that officials at UK libraries have recommended keeping all holy books, including the Bible and the Koran on the top shelves in the interests of equality.

Leicester's librarians consulted the Federation of Muslim Organisations and were advised that all religious texts should be kept on the top shelf to ensure equality.

But there are critics of the new requirements; Robert Whelan of the Civitas think-tank told The Daily Mail: "Libraries and museums are not places of worship. They should not be run in accordance with particular religious beliefs. UK argues that Christians do not apply such beliefs to the Bible, which they say should be easily accessible for everyone.

More from Telegraph UK and opinion (unorthodox to say the least) from Damian Thompson of the Telegraph.

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