Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BBC Panorama investigates Saudi Muslim schools in England.

Panorama is the longest-running current affairs documentary program in the world. Launched on November 11, 1953 on the BBC Television Service, it focuses on investigative journalism.

Last night the BBC broadcast the results of its investigation into 40 private schools for Muslims funded by the Saudi Arabian government. The investigation of the material used in these schools showed repeated forms of anti-Semitism and barbaric depictions of punishment dictated by Islamic Sharia Law.

Watch the complete BBC Panorama program in the following two 15-minute segments.
Part 1.
Part 2.
A text statement on this broadcast taken from the BBC Panorama web site contains the following quotes:
"The government says it will not tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons being taught to Muslim children in the UK.

BBC Panorama found that more than 40 Saudi Students' Schools and Clubs are teaching the official Saudi national curriculum to about 5,000 pupils.

One text book shows how the hands and feet of thieves are chopped off.

The Saudi government said it had no official ties to the part-time schools and clubs and did not endorse them.

However, a building in west London where Panorama obtained one of the text books is owned by the Saudi government.

The director of education for the Saudi Students' Schools and Clubs said the Saudi Cultural Bureau, which is part of the embassy, had authority over the network."
"One of the text books asks children to list the "reprehensible" qualities of Jewish people. A text for younger children asks what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam - the answer given in the text book is "hellfire".

Another text describes the punishment for gay sex as death and states a difference of opinion about whether it should be carried out by stoning, burning with fire or throwing the person over a cliff.

In a book for 14-year-olds, Sharia law and its punishment for theft are explained, including detailed diagrams about how hands and feet of thieves are amputated."
"Panorama has also found evidence of extreme views on some private, full-time Muslim school websites, including messages that state: "Our children are exposed to a culture that is in opposition to almost everything Islam stands for" and "We need to defend our children from the forces of evil". "
"Dr Usama Hasan, an Islamic scholar and part-time imam in east London, warned of the dangers of segregating young Muslims in Britain, particularly the seminaries where the next generation of imams are being educated.

"They don't interact with people who are not Muslim... they don't learn the ingredients of the western world, so it's very easy for them to read the medieval texts which were written at a time when Islam was under attack and say non-believers are our enemies and we have to fight them."
Meanwhile, across America, our own liberal news media continues to whitewash and candy-coat the controversy of how the most radical elements of Muslim culture are being passed on to their younger generation. The same Saudi Arabian government that has funded those schools in England has been financing the explosive expansion of mosques across America. These mosques are all utilizing the extremist Wahabi textbooks used in England.

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