- Book at Jamia Islamia Birmingham also supported creation of an Islamic State
- School had an open gate and playground doubling up as car park, report said
- Extra-curricular activities limited to Islamic chanting and badminton, it added
A private Islamic school that had an extremist library book on how to help the Taliban with 'Don't make the Jews and the Christians your friends' on page one has been rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted.
The book at Jamia Islamia Birmingham also supported the creation of an Islamic State, while others contained 'misogynistic messages' and condoned the use of the cane as physical punishment.
Ofsted concluded the literature was 'actively undermining fundamental British values' and handed it the lowest possible rating - a step down from an inspection in 2017 which said it 'requires improvement'.
The book on avoiding befriending Jews and Christians listed a series of aims including ‘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]’.
It and similar works were freely available to the 132 boys aged 11 to 19 who attend the £1,800-a-year school in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
School leaders said they were not aware of the books, even though they were marked with the institution's logo, the Ofsted report said.
Other failings at the school included a lack of provision for children with special needs, a playground that 'doubles as a car park and is strewn with rubbish', and an open exit gate allowing 'unsupervised access to and from the general public.
Pupils had no opportunity to play outside and spent lunchbreaks sitting in the floor with no planned activities.
Its curriculum was deemed 'poorly designed' and extra-curricular activities limited to 'Nasheed [Islamic chanting] and badminton.
In a statement to the Times Education Supplement, the school said it had been surprised by the pamphlet uncovered by Ofsted and it had been removed immediately.
They said it could have been part of a donation made to the library 18 years ago.