posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 08:54 AM
The head of an Islamic school in London has admitted that her books refer to Jews and Christians as "apes" and "pigs." The school is owned and
operated by Saudi Arabia. The principal of the school said, in response to accusations of racism, that she had designed the curriculum and that
hatred was not taught. However, a lawsuit brought against the school alleges that children are heard expressing a desire to kill Americans, and that
they find Osama bin Laden heroic.
The principal of an Islamic school has admitted that it uses textbooks which describe Jews as "apes" and Christians as "pigs" and has refused to
In an interview on BBC2's Newsnight, Dr Alyusuf was asked by Jeremy Paxman whether she recognised the books.
She said: "Yes, I do recognise these books, of course. We have these books in our school. These books have good chapters that can be used by the
teachers. It depends on the objectives the teacher wants to achieve."
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I don't understand what we are doing. Why are we indoctrinating children into hatred? How can the use of such materials be justified? There is a
plaintive difference between religious education and what is alleged to be going on here, and I hope for London's sake that the allegations are
With that said, I have a question for Londoners and Europeans in general. I have heard a lot in recent years that Muslim immigrants are not
assimilating into the cultures of the countries they are going to, and this is resulting in an insular, hyper-conservative community with no
allegiance to the non-Muslims around them. Have you experienced this? And if so, what can be done to help?
[edit on 2/7/2007 by Togetic]
[edit on 7-2-2007 by UM_Gazz]