Taking advantage of a loophole which allows weekend schools to operate without government oversight, the Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland have established a network of over 40 schools which are teaching children age 6-18 Sharia law. The UK Daily Mail reports:
Children in Britain are being taught brutal Sharia law punishments, including how to hack off a criminal’s hand or foot.
One set textbook challenges youngsters to list the ‘reprehensible’ qualities of Jews. Another for six-year-olds asks them to answer what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam. The answer being looked for here is ‘hellfire.’
An investigation by BBC Panorama found that some 5,000 children were being taught the hardline, Sharia based Saudi National Curriculum. The books being used for instruction include descriptions and diagrams detailing the specific punishments for various offences. For example a thief would have his hand chopped off for a first offence and then a foot would be hacked off for any subsequent offence.
There are diagrams showing children where cuts are to be made. One passage says: ‘The specified punishment of the thief is cutting off his right hand at the wrist. Then it is cauterized to prevent him from bleeding to death.
For acts of ‘sodomy,’ children are told that the penalty is death and it states a difference of opinion whether this should be done by stoning, or burning with fire, or throwing off a cliff.
The weekend schools also teach the discredited ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’ which promotes anti-Semitic theories of a global Jewish conspiracy.
The text books say the ‘main goal’ of the ‘Zionist movement’ is ‘for the Jews to have control over the world and its resources’ which, the book allege, Zionists seek to achieve partly by ‘inciting rancor and rivalry among the great powers so that they will fight one another.’
The British government is considering new measures to establish some form of oversight and regulation of the weekend schools and a means of conducting background checks on individuals applying for open new schools. Education Secretary Michael Gove has stated that he would not tolerate any anti-Semitism or homophobia in British schools.