26 November 2015

Madrassas to face tougher regulation amid Government plans for clampdown

Madrassas are set to face tougher regulation and inspection in England under new Government plans.

Under the shake up, any after-school setting providing intensive education would have to register and be subject to official scrutiny.

.... The announcement follows warnings from David Cameron last month over extremist teaching.

Speaking in Manchester, Mr Cameron told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference:? "Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with children learning about their faith, whether it's at madrassas, Sunday schools or Jewish yeshivas.

"But in some madrassas, we've got children being taught that they shouldn't mix with people of other religions; being beaten; swallowing conspiracy theories about Jewish people.

"These children should be having their minds opened, their horizons broadened, not having their heads filled with poison and their hearts filled with hate." [The Telegraph] Read more