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Birmingham's Jamia Islamia Islamic school books 'promoted extremism'

Birmingham's Jamia Islamia Islamic school books 'promoted extremism'

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/07/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Books found in the library of an Islamic private school promoted extremism, inspectors found.  school leaders told them they were "unaware of the existence of these texts" though they were found in the library and "stamped with the school's name". One book set out a series of aims which included "To help the Taliban government in the accomplishment of enforcement of Shari'ah in Afghanistan" and "To struggle for the creation of Islamic states in which the Islamic canons will enforced practically [sic]". On the front page of the book, the watchdog said, were the words: "Don't make the Jews and the Christians your friends".