May 26, 2014
A Muslim primary school has been heavily criticised by Ofsted because the library is said to contain books which advocate ‘fundamentalist Islamic beliefs’ and punishments under Sharia law, including stoning women.
An inspection at Olive Tree Primary school in Luton, Bedfordshire, was abandoned last week after parents reacted angrily to inspectors quizzing their children about homosexuality.
Now an unpublished report by the school’s watchdog has condemned the school for promoting Salafi ideology and suggested it does not prepare its pupils ‘for life in modern Britain, as opposed to life in a Muslim state.’
Muslims involved in the Salafi movement promote Sharia law, the Islamisation of society and those who practice the ideology advocate jihad against civilians.
According to The Guardian, the report said some of the content of the books were set ‘firmly within a Saudi Arabian socio-religious context’.
It reads: ‘Some of the views promoted by these books, for example stoning women, have no place in British society.’
Staff from the school denied the allegations, describing them as a ‘complete fabrication’, and said there were no books in the library that advocated extremist beliefs.
Farasat Latif, the school’s chair of govenors told the paper: ‘We have a large number of books about different faiths, which inspectors failed to to notice, including The Diary of Ann Frank.’