Friday, 1 April 2016

Education, antisemitism, education

Michael Gove gave a forceful speech the other day. Unequivocal.




The government wishes to clamp down on antisemitism  - and of course - other manifestations of racism........Somewhat equivocal.



A private Muslim school in Yorkshire is promoting an extreme form of Islam, claiming that Jews are engaged in a global conspiracy to take over the world and that adopting British customs is forbidden.The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy in Dewsbury teaches 140 primary school children in an after-school madrasa and runs full-time classes for over-16s and adults.Mufti Zubair Dudha, the centre's founder and head, is a respected cleric from the orthodox Deobandi sect which is thought to control half of all mosques and madrasas in the UK.In one leaflet Mr Dudha quotes the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an early 20th Century anti-Semitic forgery, which claims to prove Jewish people are engaged in a global conspiracy.He claims that colourful pictures, films, magazines and sporting celebrities are part of the conspiracy to "poison the thinking and minds" of young Muslim people.
The(sic) said: “We thank the press for their keen interest in our school and in particular Sky News’ coverage.
Other press has taken an interest in this story. For example:






































 “Antisemitism inquiry into Islamic school”.     Unequivocal. It's antisemitism Jim (as Mr. Spock never actually said.)



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The BBC? 

Nothing. Nowt. Zilch. 


"Getty images" 





Chris Cook, intrepid reporter, off to Stamford Hill to find some bad stuff about Jews for BBC Newsnight.





As Jonathan Arkush said, an undiluted diet of scriptural studies is not everybody’s cup of tea, but at least you don’t get Chareidi Jews martyring themselves and treating any innocent bystanders to a non-refundable ticket to Paradise. 

4 comments:

  1. Mufti Zubair Dudha, the centre's founder and head, is a respected cleric...

    Respected? By whom?

    As for the BBC, of course they must spare no effort in defending against charges that the place is controlled by Jews. Of course, as Mark Mardell would tell us, consider the source of these reports about the Islamic school you've cited - the Sun and mostly some Jewish papers - and there's no reason for the BBC to take it seriously.

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    1. “Of course, as Mark Mardell would tell us, consider the source of these reports about the Islamic school you've cited - the Sun and mostly some Jewish papers - and there's no reason for the BBC to take it seriously.”

      Yes, but Mark Mardell should jolly well realise that the reports I cited were but a snapshot, a screen-grab of one particular Googly instant. One of many. And should Mark Mardell decide to involve himself in the topic, he would soon see that it wasn’t only the Jewish press that reported it; the Times and the Sun also had a good go at it. And should he determine that it was merely the Tory press that reported it, he might remind himself that the original investigation was carried out by Sky. Is Sky also to be dismissed for having pro-Zionist leanings? Hmm.

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    2. If the first place Mardell looks is a right-wing site whose other views he finds abhorrent, he will simply dismiss it an not look further, even if others start covering it. It's a proven pattern.

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  2. PS: The Beeboids will hate Gove more than ever now for telling them their support for BDS is wrong and anti-Semitic.

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