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

Aalok Aima aalok.aima at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 23 14:19:57 IST 2010

" "For thieves their hands will be cut off for a first offence, and their foot for a subsequent offence."

it is sad that they should be taking the reference of 5.38 from the quran but ignore the next ayah 5.39 which stresses the importance of repentance and forgiveness and states:
"But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, Allah turneth to him in forgiveness; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful." (trans. yusufali)

"But whoso repenteth after his wrongdoing and amendeth, lo! Allah will relent toward him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." (trans. pickthall)

"But whoever repents after his iniquity and reforms (himself), then surely Allah will turn to him (mercifully); surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." (trans. shakir)
............ aalok aima

--- On Tue, 11/23/10, Javed <javedmasoo at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Javed <javedmasoo at gmail.com>
Subject: [Reader-list] Sharia lessons for school students in UK
To: reader-list at sarai.net
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 9:26 AM

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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