[Reader-list] Sharia lessons for school students in UK

Javed javedmasoo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 10:56:54 IST 2010

Sharia lessons for school students in UK
AGENCIES, Nov 23, 2010, 05.40am IST

LONDON: Pupils at Islamic schools across Britain are being taught how
to chop off a criminal's hand and that Jews are conspiring to take
over the world, a BBC investigation found on Monday. Up to 5,000
pupils aged between six and 18 are being taught Sharia law punishments
using "weekendschool " text-books which claim those who do not believe
in Islam will be subjected to "hellfire" in death.

A text book for 15-year-olds advises: "For thieves their hands will be
cut off for a first offence, and their foot for a subsequent offence."

"The specified punishment of the thief is cutting off his right hand
at the wrist. Then it is cauterised to prevent him from bleeding to
death," it added. Young pupils are warned that the punishment for
engaging in homosexual acts is death by stoning, burning with fire or
throwing off a cliff and that the "main goal" of the Jews is to "have
control over the world and its resources." The schools are part of the
" Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland"

They are not state-funded , and do not use Government buildings, and
therefore are not inspected by the Office for Standards in Education
(Ofsted). Education minister Michael Gove told the BBC programme: "I
have no desire or wish to intervene in the decisions that the Saudi
government makes in its own education system. "But I'm clear that we
cannot have anti-Semitic material of any kind being used in English
schools. Ofsted (Britain's education watchdog) will be reporting to me


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