Advocates for Sharia in the West, such as the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, are never confronted about their views on aspects of Sharia such as the amputation of the hand for theft, which is not negotiable in Islamic law since it is rooted in the Qur’an (5:38). This story shows, however, that Muslims are bringing such elements of Sharia to Western countries — along with a substantial dose of conspiracy paranoia vis-a-vis the Jews, the “worst enemies” of the Muslims (cf. Qur’an 5:82).
“British pupils taught how to carry out Sharia punishments at Islamic schools,” from AFP, November 22 (thanks to George):
PUPILS at Islamic schools across Britain are being taught how to chop off a criminal’s hand and that Jews are conspiring to take over the world, a BBC investigation has found.
Up to 5000 pupils aged between six and 18 are being taught Sharia law punishments using “weekend-school” text-books which claim those who do not believe in Islam will be subjected to “hellfire” in death.
A text book for 15-year-olds advises: “For thieves their hands will be cut off for a first offence, and their foot for a subsequent offence.”
“The specified punishment of the thief is cutting off his right hand at the wrist. Then it is cauterised to prevent him from bleeding to death,” it added.
Young pupils are warned that the punishment for engaging in homosexual acts is death by stoning, burning with fire or throwing off a cliff and that the “main goal” of the Jews is to “have control over the world and its resources.”
The schools are part of the “Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland” organisation. The BBC investigation claimed that one school in London is owned by the Saudi government.
Education Minister Michael Gove told the BBC program: “I have no desire or wish to intervene in the decisions that the Saudi government makes in its own education system.
“But I’m clear that we cannot have anti-Semitic material of any kind being used in English schools. Ofsted (Britain’s education watchdog) will be reporting to me shortly.”
Oh, good. Then everything will be all right.