A mosque where clerics were filmed allegedly preaching hate against homosexuals and non-Muslims is opening a fee-paying school.
Pupils will be expected to memorise the Koran and wear traditional Pakistani uniforms when it opens in Birmingham this September, with fees of £3,500 a year.
Arabic will be the ‘key language’ taught to the annual intake of 20 students, aged 11 to 16, at Green Lane Masjid Independent Boys School.
Undercover Mosque: The 2008 documentary showed footage of preachers at Green Lane Masjid allegedly peddling hate against homosexuals and non-Muslims
Pupils will also follow the national GCSE curriculum in traditional subjects such as the sciences and geography.
Its refurbished £1.5million two-storey building is next to the main mosque in Small Heath.
In 2008 a Channel 4 TV documentary, titled Undercover Mosque, showed secret footage of Islamic scholars at Green Lane Masjid allegedly peddling hate against homosexuals and non-Muslims.
West Midlands Police reported C4 to regulator Ofcom for misrepresenting the preachers, but the complaint was rejected and the force later made an apology.
Mosque spokesman Ifaan Raza said: ‘We will be treating the students as young adults and expose them to a variety of opinions, and it is up to them to make up their own minds as to what is right or wrong in the eyes of Islam.’
The school would welcome applications from children of different faiths, he added.