lundi 22 novembre 2010

UK: School text book 'advocates anti-semitism'

A text book taught in some weekend schools in the UK asks children to list the "reprehensible" qualities of the Jews, an investigation has discovered.

Around 5,000 Muslim school children are taught from text books which claim that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, the penalty for sodomy is execution and teach the correct ways to chop off the hands and feet of thieves, according to Panorama.

A spokesman for the programme said the pupils, aged six to 18, attend a network of more than 40 weekend schools across the UK which offer to teach the Saudi national curriculum to Muslim children.
Investigators found one book for children as young as six which asks them what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam. The correct answer is "hellfire".
They also found a text for pupils aged 15 which teaches about Sharia law and its punishments. It reads: "For thieves their hands will be cut off for a first offence, and their foot for a subsequent offence."
Programme makers said there are accompanying diagrams showing children where the cuts must be made.
Other texts for the 15-year-old pupils also claim that Zionists want to establish world domination for Jews, a spokesman said.
Education Secretary Michael Gove told Panorama the sentiments of anti-Semitism and homophobia are "inappropriate" when it comes to educating young people. (...)

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