By BEILA RABINOWITZ
November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As part of an investigation by the British show Panorama, an undercover student discovered that an Islamic school was teaching a Saudi Arabian curriculum supporting Shari'a's tenth century judicial code including the killing of homosexuals, amputations for theft and anti- Semitism.
According to the BBC, "As Panorama has discovered, a network of more than 40 weekend Saudi schools have been offering to teach the Saudi national curriculum to Muslim children in the UK and some of it is very extreme indeed. [including] Text books teach school children about the correct way to chop off the hands and feet of thieves...It tasks pupils to spell out the "reprehensible qualities" of Jews. It explains that the penalty for sodomy is execution - possibly by being thrown off a cliff - and that Zionists are plotting to take over the world for Jews." [source, BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9216000/9216012.stm]
The Saudi schools have been in operation for 30 years and until now have escaped scrutiny because they aren't required to register with the Brit's Department of Education.
This may now change as a result of Panorama's expose. The segregation of Muslims schools in the UK and potential for radicalization of students has long been a cause for concern and the Education Secretary is in the process of reviewing the entire school inspection system.
The article also stated that Muslim parents are increasingly turning to these hard line religious schools in order to "preserve the Islamic ethos of their offspring and to shield them from western influence." [source, BBC]
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