As the campaign against relationships and sex education spreads and grows increasingly aggressive, Yasmin Rehman says politicians' pandering to intolerance will be a disaster for LGBT people, Muslims and wider society.
The protesters are not simply a group of misguided or misinformed parents. This is a coordinated effort to force our schools to accept an Islamist agenda.
Books found in the library of an Islamic private school promoted extremism, inspectors found. Inspectors said 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
Many mosques and Islamic schools in Canada are placing young people at risk by espousing — or at least not condemning — extremist teachings, a new study says. The study says what worried them was not the presence of extremist literature, but that they found nothing but such writings in several libraries.
NSS research has revealed that a group called Islamic RSE is promoting anti-LGBT, anti-sex and anti-contraceptive messages and encouraging sympathetic parents to get involved in school governance. The group's founder has also toured the country giving talks on the issue. Islamic RSE says it "strives to engage with Mu
Young imams are being trained in a network of Islamic schools across the UK that have been accused of promoting intolerance and misogyny, a secret Government report has warned. The report claims preachers emerging from some of the dozens of Darul Uloom madrasas scattered across Britain have views as extreme as those held by radical clerics who move to the UK from Islamic countries – and may spread them to worshippers. The Mail on Sunday has identified 48 Darul Ulooms – which can be translated as House of Knowledge – that follow a strict syllabus called Dars-E-Nizami.
The sprawling Hudaibiah education complex three weeks ago became one of nearly 300 seminaries, schools, hospitals and dispensaries taken over for links to outlawed groups....JuD calls itself a humanitarian organisation, but both America, Britain and the United Nations instead recognise it as a front for the Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist group accused of the Mumbai attack that killed 166.
A US-born radical preacher who has dubbed non-Muslims "kuffars" and released a video detailing "one of five ways" to kill homosexuals – is speaking at the Islamic Republic of Iran School in London which started on October 4 and runs until October 12.
A primary school teacher says he has received threats from parents amid protests over teachings about LGBT rights and homophobia. Demonstrations against the classes have been held outside Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham. The Assistant head, who is gay, said he had received "nasty emails" and threats, including one which warned he "wouldn't last long".
Extremist speakers are on the rise at universities, figures show, amid warnings that hate preachers are enjoying “near unfettered” access to students. During the last academic year, there were 200 events held at university campuses which featured individuals with radical views, according to an analysis by a counter extremism think-tank. These included hate preachers, pro-jihad activists, and anti-Semites, some of whom toured around the country delivering lectures to students.
A mosque-based scout group is being investigated by police after links to an 'Islamic extremist' preacher and claims that the group leader encouraged girls as young as five pose in videos, advocating wearing the hijab.
An investigation is expected into how many parents are refusing to allow their children to learn about Islam, as part of their normal religious education lessons, and how many are withdrawing from associated school trips - and why. The details emerged in a report from the standing advisory council into religious education which is being presented to Thurrock Council.
An organisation of mosques says it "unequivocally" rejects government proposals to require madrassas in England to be registered and inspected. The Northern Council of Mosques, representing 400 mosques, says this "encroaches" on religious freedom. The Muslim supplementary schools would have to comply with plans for tighter scrutiny over "out-of-school education settings" if the plans were introduced. The government's consultation on the proposals closes on Monday. And the Department for Education has indicated that it makes "no apology" for wanting to ensure children are
MUSLIM parents are being urged not to allow their children to eat meat at school over concerns that the produce is not being prepared correctly. Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) issued a warning after it said it found that suppliers providing meat and chicken to Lancashire County Council (LCC) for use in schools were not maintaining the high halal standards they expected.
But LCC has assured worried parents that their halal options were all sourced from accredited suppliers.
British Schools, Islamic Rules. Investigation which uncovers disturbing evidence that some Muslim children are being exposed to extremist preachers and fundamentalist Islamic groups. We also expose the part-time schools where hate is on the curriculum. The programme asks why school inspectors have missed the warning signs and examines the impact this could have on young Muslims' ability to integrate into mainstream British life.
The President of Germany’s Teachers Association warns that ISIS beheading videos are “spreading like wildfire” amongst Muslim migrant children in German schools. In an article entitled Our schools are out of control, Heinz-Peter Meidinger told BILD that the situation in some schools was becoming chronic, with increasing numbers of violent attacks on teachers creating the need for security gu
Britain's madrassas have faced more than 400 allegations of physical abuse in the past three years, a BBC investigation has discovered. But only a tiny number have led to successful prosecutions. The revelation has led to calls for formal regulation of the schools, attended by more than 250,000 Muslim children every day for Koran lessons.
The NSS said non-stunned meat is reaching at least 140 schools, the significant majority of which are not Islamic faith schools. It said too many councils had bowed to a hardline interpretation of Islam, adding that the government should repeal the religious exemption to the UK's animal welfare laws.
Islamic organisation Muslim Kids Entertainment is indoctrinating and brainwashing young children with TV programmes, education materials and at events. A special event in Belgium brought controversy as the organisation behind it clearly follows an Islamic agenda for very young children. Its promotion video features two young girls in complete Islamic garment
I cannot say I’m surprised by the failure of Labour’s new, radical members to fully grasp the meaning of antisemitism. They are young, after all, and most will have gone to state schools. As an assistant teacher for 16 years, I encountered numerous examples of antisemitism being taught — sometimes unknowingly — in England’s classrooms. Nearly all of the teachers I encountered had uncritically absorbed antisemitic tropes at their universities and teacher training colleges, much of it dressed up as “anti-Zionism”.
An Islamic school which taught that only Muslims and animals were saved on Noah’s ark has become the first to be successfully prosecuted for operating illegally. The Al-Istiqamah Learning Centre in west London marketed itself as a study centre where home-educated children had part-time tuition, but Ofsted inspectors found that almost 60 children of compulsory school age were regularly attending the centre during school hours.
An Islamic school that breached the Equality Act by treating boys and girls unequally was among 10 failing independent faith schools recently issued warning notices by the government. The Department for Education (DfE) published 25 warning notices to independent schools last
The German family minister told the Rheinische Post: "Anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem. We need to take religious bullying in classrooms and school playgrounds very seriously, regardless of who the bullies are.
Head of RE was also accused of giving two schoolboys detention after they refused to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during the lesson. Parents said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.
A school in Birmingham is expected to become the first in Britain to have its entire governing body sacked under new government powers after an 18-month row over religion threatened to tear it apart. A damning report for the city's education authority into Washwood Heath Technology College found that a group of Muslim governors with a "hidden agenda" was trying to turn it into a Muslim-only school.
Halal meat is being served to pupils in state schools without their knowledge, even if they believe the religious slaughter is cruel. Parents have reacted furiously after being sent letters telling them their children's school dinners have been all-halal for 'some time'.
Three children from a Muslim family have been sent to school with ‘Halal only’ signs stuck to their chests after they were served non-halal food. Talib Hussain claims that his children were served the food on at least six occasions and the school has now been forced to apologise. oodside Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire, has said it is sorry for the mistake which Mr Hussain says amounts to negligence.
“I never meant to teach violence to my students. We only used the props that we already had to cut costs for parents.” Why did he have cardboard cutouts of assault rifles already on hand? What does he use them for, if not to teach violence?
More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research. Some 59 of 142 (42%) Islamic schools, including 27 primary schools, have a uniform policy which states a head-covering is compulsory, the National Secular Society (NSS) said.
Swedish police report that Muslim children have told their classmates they will cut their throats, while showing them beheadings on their mobile phones, according to the new study of Salafism in Sweden by the Swedish Defence University.
"Many women live worse [lives] here than they would have in their former countries" — Swedish care worker.
Schools must not allow minority groups with a “sense of religious or cultural entitlement” to dictate their policies on the wearing of hijabs or what is taught to pupils, the head of Ofsted will warn today. The Telegraphreports
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