Islamic schools always have problems with “visitors”. One of them turned up in Australia a few years ago, offering important dietary advice.
It appears one of them was visiting an Islamic school in the UK and was filmed engaging in totally un-Islamic activities. The rest is ‘out of context’.
Tim Blair takes a look:Â Â Â SCHOOL OF SHOCK
- An update from Child abuse in Britain’s Islamic schools
Tazeen Ahmad reports from the UK:
It is an assembly hall of the sort found in any ordinary school. Boys aged 11 and upwards sit cross-legged on the floor in straight rows. They face the front of the room and listen carefully. But this is no ordinary assembly. Holding the children’s attention is a man in Islamic dress wearing a skullcap and stroking his long dark beard as he talks.
‘You’re not like the non-Muslims out there,’ the teacher says, gesturing towards the window. ‘All that evil you see in the streets, people not wearing the hijab properly, people smoking … you should hate it, you should hate walking down that street.’?He refers to the ‘non-Muslims’ as the ‘Kuffar’, an often derogatory term that means disbeliever or infidel.
Welcome to one of Britain’s most influential Islamic faith schools, one of at least 2,000 such schools in Britain, some full-time, others part-time. They represent a growing, parallel education system.
Which is a neat fit with Britain’s growing, parallel legal system. Among educational highlights:
We found children as young as 11 learning that Hindus have ‘no intellect’ and that they ‘drink cow piss”.
And we came across pupils being told that the ‘disbelievers’ are ‘the worst creatures’ and that Muslims who adopt supposedly non-Muslim ways, such as shaving, dancing, listening to music and â€“ in the case of women â€“ removing their headscarves, would be tortured with a forked iron rod in the afterlife.
Maybe it’s just me, but women don’t seem to get much out of Islam either alive or dead. Offered a chance to defend itself, the school came up with this:
The school said that a speaker who made comments about Jews was ‘visiting’ and his views did not represent school policy.