UK Muslim Pupils Reportedly Being Taught Anti-Semitism, Sharia Law

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The Telegraph reports:

Muslim children are being taught how to chop off thieves’ hands and that Jews are plotting to take over the world at a network of Islamic schools, it has been disclosed.

Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning. One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death.

Another text for 15 year-olds teaches that thieves who break Sharia law should have their hands cut off for a first offence and their feet amputated for a subsequent crime. Teenagers are presented with diagrams showing where the cuts should be made.

Tonight’s Panorama on BBC One will claim that the books were discovered at a network of 40 private schools teaching the Saudi Arabian national curriculum. The programme claims to have uncovered evidence apparently linking the schools to the Saudi embassy. Officials at the embassy deny any link.

Panorama also found examples of private Muslim schools using extremist sentiments on their websites.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, said last night that extremism, homophobia and anti-Semitism would not be tolerated in schools…

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  • Payrollpinky

    Religion will be the death of us all

  • Payrollpinky

    Religion will be the death of us all

  • Hadrian999

    if someone tries to rob be i don’t think i would be so kind

  • Hadrian999

    if someone tries to rob be i don’t think i would be so kind

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sheesh…sounds just like Sunday School with the Baptists.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sheesh…sounds just like Sunday School with the Baptists.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sheesh…sounds just like Sunday School with the Baptists.

  • Anonymous

    The Panorama show was a confused and sensationalist piece of filmmaking. The Islamic Schools in the documentary were all rated ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, confirmed by their own presenter. To be honest, I didn’t find much weight in their arguments against the schools at all. Anti-Muslims sentiment spread by the media has led to increase violence and discrimination against Muslims in small suburbs and market towns. The attacks on Muslims go largely unnoticed by the media and politicians. Muslim schools protect Muslim children from the onslaught of Euro-Centrism, homosexuality, racism, drinking, drugs, incivility, anti-social behavior, teenage pregnancies and abortions and secular traditions. English is one of the most damaging subjects – reflects secular and immoral beliefs that contradict the view point of Islam. Romeo and Juliet of Shakespeare advocates disobeying parents and premarital relations. Speaking English does not promote integration into British society, and broaden opportunities. The whole world belongs to Muslims. A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit. He/she must be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. At the same time he/she must be well versed in Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of literature and poetry.
    No one is advocating the establishing of Sharia law in a non-Muslim country. But Muslims like Jewish people should be able to have their own inheritance laws, religious weddings and divorces according to their own beliefs. It was Muslims in their own lands who first allowed non Muslims to be able to practice their own laws and this was enshrined in Islamic law nearly 1400 years ago. It was Muslims who gave shelter to the Jews when they were thrown out of Europe during the inquisition and during pogroms. Muslims never burnt people alive or tortured them for their beliefs. Islam is not associated with denial of human rights – actually historically Islam provided documentation for human rights. It is absurd to believe that Muslim schools, Imams and Masajid teach Muslim children anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-western views. It is dangerously deceptive and misleading to address text books and discuss them out of their historical, cultural and linguistic context. Muslims were already disproportionately being targeted by police with programmes such as the Prevent project. Focusing on Muslim schools for investigation would tell Muslim young people “you are different” and further alienate them. Singling out Muslim schools threatened to add to already “dangerous” levels of Islamophobia, which he compared to the amount of anti-Semitism in the 1920s and 1930s.
    It is not wrong to teach children that anti-social behaviour, drinking, drugs, homosexuality, sex before marriage, teenage pregnancies and abortions are western values and Islam is against all such sins. This does not mean that Muslim schools teach children to hate westerners, Jews and homosexuals. Extremism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are nothing to do with Islamic teachings and beliefs. Islam does not teach that Jews and Christians are pigs and monkeys. The government, Panorama and the Policy Exchange think-tank should concentrate on institutionally racist schooling and chicken racist teachers, the rising levels of attacks on teachers and the bullying of children; also the fact that society has rising levels of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and anti-social behavior. British education system does not take into account a child’s ethnicity, language, culture and faith. A child’s identity and heritage are core to who they are. It is precisely for these reasons that Muslims seek to encourage their children to go to Muslim schools and learn Islamic values and develop cultural, linguistic and spiritual identities, so that they can be decent, productive people, who have respect and care for others.
    Iftikhar Ahmad
    http://www.londonschoolofislamic.sorg.uk

  • IftikharA

    The Panorama show was a confused and sensationalist piece of filmmaking. The Islamic Schools in the documentary were all rated ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, confirmed by their own presenter. To be honest, I didn’t find much weight in their arguments against the schools at all. Anti-Muslims sentiment spread by the media has led to increase violence and discrimination against Muslims in small suburbs and market towns. The attacks on Muslims go largely unnoticed by the media and politicians. Muslim schools protect Muslim children from the onslaught of Euro-Centrism, homosexuality, racism, drinking, drugs, incivility, anti-social behavior, teenage pregnancies and abortions and secular traditions. English is one of the most damaging subjects – reflects secular and immoral beliefs that contradict the view point of Islam. Romeo and Juliet of Shakespeare advocates disobeying parents and premarital relations. Speaking English does not promote integration into British society, and broaden opportunities. The whole world belongs to Muslims. A Muslim is a citizen of this tiny global village. He/she does not want to become notoriously monolingual Brit. He/she must be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. At the same time he/she must be well versed in Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of literature and poetry.
    No one is advocating the establishing of Sharia law in a non-Muslim country. But Muslims like Jewish people should be able to have their own inheritance laws, religious weddings and divorces according to their own beliefs. It was Muslims in their own lands who first allowed non Muslims to be able to practice their own laws and this was enshrined in Islamic law nearly 1400 years ago. It was Muslims who gave shelter to the Jews when they were thrown out of Europe during the inquisition and during pogroms. Muslims never burnt people alive or tortured them for their beliefs. Islam is not associated with denial of human rights – actually historically Islam provided documentation for human rights. It is absurd to believe that Muslim schools, Imams and Masajid teach Muslim children anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-western views. It is dangerously deceptive and misleading to address text books and discuss them out of their historical, cultural and linguistic context. Muslims were already disproportionately being targeted by police with programmes such as the Prevent project. Focusing on Muslim schools for investigation would tell Muslim young people “you are different” and further alienate them. Singling out Muslim schools threatened to add to already “dangerous” levels of Islamophobia, which he compared to the amount of anti-Semitism in the 1920s and 1930s.
    It is not wrong to teach children that anti-social behaviour, drinking, drugs, homosexuality, sex before marriage, teenage pregnancies and abortions are western values and Islam is against all such sins. This does not mean that Muslim schools teach children to hate westerners, Jews and homosexuals. Extremism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are nothing to do with Islamic teachings and beliefs. Islam does not teach that Jews and Christians are pigs and monkeys. The government, Panorama and the Policy Exchange think-tank should concentrate on institutionally racist schooling and chicken racist teachers, the rising levels of attacks on teachers and the bullying of children; also the fact that society has rising levels of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and anti-social behavior. British education system does not take into account a child’s ethnicity, language, culture and faith. A child’s identity and heritage are core to who they are. It is precisely for these reasons that Muslims seek to encourage their children to go to Muslim schools and learn Islamic values and develop cultural, linguistic and spiritual identities, so that they can be decent, productive people, who have respect and care for others.
    Iftikhar Ahmad
    http://www.londonschoolofislamic.sorg.uk

    • Fiver

      “The whole world belongs to Muslims.” Bravo. Well said.

    • http://danaincroyable.tumblr.com Dana

      Well said :)

  • Anonymous

    “”One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death.””

    Don’t know why this is surprising or odd, isn’t that the same shit in the christian bible, and other religions just like it? Same old thing, nothing like a good scare tactic to control the week minded. The amputations is a little harsh, but…stealing is kinda dumb anyways lol, unless its from wal-mart lol. AND! It’ll save them millions on the cost have having to Imprison people for years, which doesn’t do anyone good, because when they come out of jail, they are even worse, and more deranged. So technically, their system is probably more efficient, without all the bullshit, and to the “Point”, if you get what I’m saying =P.

  • Anonymous

    “”One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death.””

    Don’t know why this is surprising or odd, isn’t that the same shit in the christian bible, and other religions just like it? Same old thing, nothing like a good scare tactic to control the week minded. The amputations is a little harsh, but…stealing is kinda dumb anyways lol, unless its from wal-mart lol. AND! It’ll save them millions on the cost have having to Imprison people for years, which doesn’t do anyone good, because when they come out of jail, they are even worse, and more deranged. So technically, their system is probably more efficient, without all the bullshit, and to the “Point”, if you get what I’m saying =P.

  • Robobagons

    “”One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death.””

    Don’t know why this is surprising or odd, isn’t that the same shit in the christian bible, and other religions just like it? Same old thing, nothing like a good scare tactic to control the week minded. The amputations is a little harsh, but…stealing is kinda dumb anyways lol, unless its from wal-mart lol. AND! It’ll save them millions on the cost have having to Imprison people for years, which doesn’t do anyone good, because when they come out of jail, they are even worse, and more deranged. So technically, their system is probably more efficient, without all the bullshit, and to the “Point”, if you get what I’m saying =P.

  • Fiver

    “The whole world belongs to Muslims.” Bravo. Well said.

  • Anonymous

    The Saudi link means that referring to Muslims is really inaccurate, that’s just like blaming Catholics for Republican evangelists.
    So more accurately it is Saudi Sunni Wahabist funded schools, not generic Muslim Schools. Just because the pressure is still on from the US to let the Saudis off the hook for 9/11 and their Saudis profiting by it, is no reason to continue to allow that journalistic failing of not differentiate between the different sects of the Muslim religion or that Muslims are in fact semetic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semetic.
    In fact part of the Saudi effort control of Muslim nations is to eliminate the distinction between their radical and intolerant version of Islam as defined by the Sunni Wahabists and Islam as practised by the rest of the world. Quite simply a power grab by the Saudi Monarchy.

  • rtb61

    The Saudi link means that referring to Muslims is really inaccurate, that’s just like blaming Catholics for Republican evangelists.
    So more accurately it is Saudi Sunni Wahabist funded schools, not generic Muslim Schools. Just because the pressure is still on from the US to let the Saudis off the hook for 9/11 and their Saudis profiting by it, is no reason to continue to allow that journalistic failing of not differentiate between the different sects of the Muslim religion or that Muslims are in fact semetic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semetic.
    In fact part of the Saudi effort control of Muslim nations is to eliminate the distinction between their radical and intolerant version of Islam as defined by the Sunni Wahabists and Islam as practised by the rest of the world. Quite simply a power grab by the Saudi Monarchy.

  • http://twitter.com/danaxdee Dana dee

    Well said :)

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