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Indoctrinating Muslim Children With Hate And Violence In A British Madrassa

by | 15th, February 2011

CHANNEL 4′s undercover investigation into life at the UK’s madrassas made for grim viewing. In  Lessons in Hate and Violence, we saw children engaging in and being the victims of casual violence; institutionalised racism; and adults seeking to ingrain in their charges a sense of cultural and moral superiority.

Richard Bartholomew reviews :

MUCH of the programme focused on Darul Uloon al-Islam, a full-time secondary school in Birmingham which has in the past been visited by MPs and various officials. Footage shows an older student leading an assembly as preaching practice, in which he explains that Hindus have no intellect because they “worship cows ”, and that they drink the piss of a cow ”.

Following the summer holidays, a teacher warns that pupils with un-Islamic hairstyles will be trimmed, and the students are told not to integrate: society is Shaytan ”, they should hate walking down English streets, and they should put away and forget non-Muslim friends. Guest speakers are brought in to explain that less rigorous Muslims, defined as having a less than a fistful of beard, are of more potential harm than associating with a Jew, and that punishment awaits:

You know when the Angel of Death comes and he rips their soul out. He will give them such a beating that this forked iron rod will enter his body and it will enter every single joint. And then the Angel of Death will twist it and he will twist it and he will twist it. You will feel the pain on that day.

Pupils are also told not to wear trousers that go below the ankles, as this imitates women ”: “that part of your feet will be in the fire of hell ”.

The programme’s presenter, Tazeen Ahmed, explained that in 2007 the school’s Deputy Headmaster had been recorded in  Undercover Mosque giving an anti-integration talk,  after which he had resigned since this was supposedly not in accordance with the school’s principles. The school’s response to the new footage has been to claim that the senior student who had denounced Hindus had been expelled, that certain teachers have been dismissed, and that outside speakers had said things that were not in accordance with the school’s ethos.

The programme also noted that despite the above, the school has been praised by inspectors, who had recorded that “pupils learn about the beliefs and practices of other faiths and are taught to show respect to other world religions”, and that the school was “promoting tolerance and harmony”. The inspectorate’s name appeared on-screen but was not discussed this was the  Bridge Schools Inspectorate , which also featured in the  Panorama documentary. BSI deals with

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