UK Muslim School Fails Inspection Over Pro-Stoning Books

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A Muslim school in the UK failed governmental inspections after textbooks endorsing death by stoning and gender inequality were found in the school library, according to The Daily Mail.

Three books which “undermine the active promotion of the rule of British law and respect for other people” were reportedly found by the inspectors at Jamiatul Ummah School in East London. The school is a fee-paying, all-boys secondary school.

The books were said topromote inequality of women and punishments, including stoning to death, which are illegal in Britain and which do not reflect the school's ethos and integration” by the official Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) report.

An audit of “outdated, irrelevant or unsuitable material” has now been put in place by the school principal.

The school has failed three inspections since October 2014. Follow up assessments were mandated after the first failed inspections to assess to what extent the school was implementing measures to improve it.

Jamiatul Ummah was judged to put pupils at risk of “extremist influences and radicalization” along with five other Muslim faith schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets in 2014.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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