Islamic school tells pupils British customs are anti-Muslim
A PRIVATE Islamic school is under investigation after it was revealed that teachers were telling pupils Jewish people were trying to take over the world and that musical instruments should be destroyed.
The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy tells pupils to reject Western ways
Pupils were also told British customs were anti-muslim, mixed sex organisations were evil, and that women should not be allowed to work.
The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, teaches 40 primary-school aged children as well as running full-time classes for adults.
Mufti Zubair Dudha, the founder and head of the school, is a member of the hardline Deobandi sect which is believed to run around half the mosques in the UK.
IG The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy's leader has quoted from anti-Semitic texts
An investigation by Sky News found a leaflet by Mr Dudha which quotes the notorious anti-Semitic forgery called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in an attempt to argue Jews are taking part in a global conspiracy.
And the spiritual leader says films, magazines, music, colourful pictures and sporting icons are all part of a conspiracy to “poison the thinking” of young Muslims.
He added: “The various forms of distractions have been successful to considerable extent in achieving their objectives.”
Other pamphlets said mixed-sex organisations were evil, told Muslims not to adopt British customs, not allow women to work and ban TV.
And in perhaps the most chilling document, he tells Muslims that they should be ready to “expand…even life” to create a world “according to Allah’s just order.”
Home affairs select committee chairman Keith Vaz said: ”After what we have seen in Paris and in Brussels and the way in which the Muslim community has come out so strongly in favour of peace and tolerance, I think these kinds of leaflets serve no purpose but to divide in a poisonous and totally reckless way.”
The Department for Education said: "These serious allegations are under investigation.
While it would be inappropriate to comment on the specific investigations of these institutions, we are clear that extremism has no place in our society and we are determined to protect children from it."
IG The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy teaches more than 100 children
In a statement, Mr Dudha told Sky News: “It saddens me greatly that certain extracts from our publications have been taken and misrepresented to link the Academy with extremism.
"We fully believe in the importance and need of integration whilst being able to practise our faith."