02 December 2015

Uphold British values in Muslim schools

.... A vitally important, connected issue is the potential for radicalising children who attend Islamic schools, just as Ofsted has discovered and warned about. If young children are taught that the Koran and hadith offer literal truth then we may be in deep trouble, with 180 Muslim faith schools and a rising trend in the number of Muslim children.

The Government should make it a statutory requirement that children at such schools are taught in a way that encourages them to accept that it’s OK for other people to hold different beliefs, including humanism and atheism. Moderate Muslims scholars could advise about this. [The Independent] Read more