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Monday, 22 November 2010

Sharia lessons for pupils aged six: BBC uncovers 'weekend schools' that teach pupils how to hack off thieves' hands

This news item should not be a surprise to anyone.

Muslims can’t be Muslims without sharia law. Or, I should say, without adhering to sharia law. This means that in England Muslims must feel that they cannot really be proper Muslims because they are not following sharia law. That’s why Muslims will never stop demanding sharia law. Not only that. When they have gained sharia law in small domestic legal matters, they will continue to demand more accommodations from the British state. This state of affairs is bound to carry on until Muslims have complete sharia law. Either in the UK as a whole, or in the Muslim ghettoes or what are now called ‘Muslim enclaves’.

We se this struggle for complete sharia law played out every day in some Muslim country or other. We have seen in played out for hundreds of years. It is the never-ending attempt to completely sharia-ise, if there’s such a word, society. And all this is because it is fundamentally true that without sharia law, a Muslim is not a (true) Muslim – or at least a complete Muslim.

This must serve as a warning to the EDL – to every non-Muslim. Firstly, we will continually hear the Muslim whine for sharia laws here and there. Not only that. Once we allow tiny aspects of sharia law to prevail in Muslim communities, in the manner envisaged by that pious and feeble beardo, Rowan Williams, Muslims will never stop their demands. Never. Not until they have complete sharia law – that is how it is today in the Islamic world. And that is how it’s been over the last 1,400 years.

Therefore we have a massive fight on our hands. A fight that will probably go on and on and on. And all because Muslims hate being ruled by 'kuffar law'. By ‘man-made laws’. By laws not proscribed by Allah but by 'lowly men' and sometimes even by women.

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- By James Slack, 22nd November 2010, from the Mail Online

Children in Britain are being taught brutal Sharia law punishments, including how to hack off a criminal’s hand or foot.

So-called ‘weekend schools’ for Muslim pupils as young as six also teach that the penalty for gay sex is execution and that ‘Zionists’ are plotting to take over the world for the Jews. One set textbook challenges youngsters to list the ‘reprehensible’ qualities of Jews.

A BBC Panorama programme has found that around 40 weekend schools are teaching Sharia law to British children as young as six.

Another for six-year-olds asks them to answer what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam. The answer being looked for is ‘hellfire’.

A BBC Panorama investigation, to be screened tonight, identified a network of more than 40 weekend schools teaching around 5,000 children, from age six to 18.

The schools – which offer the hardline Saudi National Curriculum – are run under the umbrella of ‘Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland’.

They are not state-funded, and do not use Government buildings. They are able to exploit a loophole which means weekend schools are not inspected by Ofsted.

Last night, experts at the Policy Exchange think-tank warned that similar extremists could seek to exploit the Government’s policy of giving greater freedoms from state control to free schools and academies.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said he would not tolerate anti-Semitism and homophobia in English schools.

They call for the establishment of a due diligence unit to check whether those applying to open the schools have an extremist background.

Current checks are largely limited to fraud, criminal convictions and funding.

Education Secretary Michael Gove, who is believed to be supportive of the idea, said he would not tolerate anti-Semitism and homophobia in English schools.

The Panorama investigation identified a book for 15-year-olds being used in the classes which teaches about Sharia law and its punishments.

It says: ‘For thieves their hands will be cut off for a first offence, and their foot for a subsequent offence.’

There are diagrams showing children where cuts must be made. One passage says: ‘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.’

For acts of ‘sodomy’, children are told that the penalty is death and it states a difference of opinion whether this should be done by stoning, or burning with fire, or throwing over a cliff.
Panorama alleges that a building used for one of the schools, in Ealing, West London, is owned by the Saudi government .

Mr Gove told the 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 are doing some work in this area.

‘They’ll be reporting to me shortly about how we can ensure that part-time provision is better registered and better inspected in the future.’

The text books for 15-year-olds revive the so-called ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, which teach that Zionists want to establish world domination for Jews.

The Saudi text books instruct pupils: ‘The Jews have tried to deny them (the Protocols) but there are many proofs of their veracity and their origin among the elders of Zion.’

The text books say the ‘main goal’ of the ‘Zionist movement’ is ‘for the Jews to have control over the world and its resources’ which, the book allege, Zionists seek to achieve partly by ‘inciting rancour and rivalry among the great powers so that they fight one another.’

Mr Gove said anyone who cites the Protocols of Zion is ‘indulging in one of the oldest and foulest anti Semitic smears that, that we know of’.

In a written response to the findings, the Saudi ambassador said the schools had nothing to do with the Saudi embassy.

It stated: ‘Any tutoring activities that may have taken place among any other group of Muslims in the United Kingdom are absolutely individual to that group and not affiliated to or endorsed by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.’

Referring to the lesson that tasks children to list the ‘reprehensible qualities of the Jews’, in a letter to the BBC, the Saudi ambassador said it was ‘dangerously deceptive and misleading to address such texts and discuss them out of their overall historical, cultural and linguistic contexts’.

Panorama separately claimed some Muslim private schools have expressed extreme sentiments on their school websites.

These include: ‘We need to defend our children from the forces of evil’, and ‘our children are exposed to a culture that is in opposition to almost everything Islam stands for’.

Policy Exchange says Britain’s faith and other schools are increasingly vulnerable to extremist influences.

It claims in a report that the Department for Education, Ofsted, education authorities and schools are ‘not equipped’ to meet such challenges.

Current checks for extremism are described as ‘piecemeal’.

The report adds: ‘The Government’s policy of opening up the education system to new academies and free schools programmes could be exploited unless urgent measures are taken to counter extremist influence.’

British Schools Muslim Rules, tonight 8.30pm, BBC One

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