The changing face of Qld schools
Color me sceptical: here’s a gushing report by Carly Hennessy from the Sunday Mail, who must have drank too much of the multicultural Kool aid.
Imam Quddoos, a respected member of the community, has been involved in the establishment of an Islamic school in NSW and Chennai, India, as well as acting as interpreter for Lord Mayor Campbell Newman on a recent Middle East trip.
‘Respected’ for what, and by whom? And why would Lord Mayor Campbell Newman employ him to go on a Â Middle East trip?
“we teach the normal Queensland curriculum . . . the only difference is Arabic as a second language and religious studies being of Islam.”
There are two Islamic schools in Queensland, the older being the The Islamic College of Brisbane, located in Karawatha, which opened in 1995.
Enrolments have quadrupled in the past 10 years.
The rest is BS & Taqiyya, @ Couriermail thanks to Mullah
In related news:
Would Carly Hennessy be shocked to find out that the nice Imam Quddoos teaches the same as the imam’s in Ottawa?
Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a publicly funded Minnesota charter school, has twice been ordered by a federal district court to stop intimidating witnesses while fighting an ACLU lawsuit alleging violations of the constitutional prohibition against government endorsement of religion.
Spare us the BS, imam!
“I believe in the absolute importance of freedom of speech, but I am not happy that this vile speaker is using the university as a platform to produce tension in the community.”
Too Toxic For Sowdi Barbaria
While the talking heads and learned analysts in the mainstream media in the U.S. assure the gullible and/or indifferent public that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is benign, pro-democratic and harmless, the Saudis know better — although the perfume is already out of the bottle there. “Extremist books withdrawn from Saudi schools,” fromAl Arabiya, February 16 (thanks to JW):
The Saudi Ministry of Education issued a resolution to withdraw from the libraries of public schools several books seen as inciting violence and prohibited book donations without prior approval.Books accused of having a negative impact on school students like the writings of leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood like Sheikh Hassan al-Banna, the group’s founder, and Sayyed Qotb, one of the group’s most leading thinkers, the London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported Tuesday.
The ministry announced its plan to conduct regular visits to school libraries to ensure that those and similar books are no longer available for students.
Dr. Mohammed al-Zulafi, former member of the Shura Council, said this step came too late.
“School libraries have always contained books that promote violence and extremism,” he told Al Arabiya.Â “The writings of Muslim Brotherhood leaders have had a strong influence on education in Saudi Arabia for the past three decades.”
Zulafi expressed his skepticism about the implementation of the ministry’s decision since a large portion of librarians in those schools adopt the very views in the banned books.
“I call upon citizens to take part in implementing this decision. They have to know what happens inside those schools.”
Zulafi added that for a long time, extremist books have been flooding school libraries while there wereÂ restrictions on art books that talk about arts or the values of tolerance and moderation.
“There are people who support the circulation of those books. Some even print them and distribute them for free without taking into consideration the grave consequences on the students.”
Zulafi warned that those books are not only in schools, but also in several other places like doctors’ clinics. That is why, he said, there has to be a plan to withdraw them from all over the kingdom.
“If those books are not withdrawn, our youths will end up in Somalia or Tora Bora in Afghanistan because of the extremist ideas they read,” he concluded.