Islamic Schools Teach UK Kids to Chop Thieves' Hands

Texts back stoning, say Jews made into pigs
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Cut here.   (BBC Panorama Video)

(Newser) – At a network of 40 Islamic weekend schools in the UK, some 5,000 students are exposed to textbooks that teach the following lessons: Some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes; thieves should have their hands cut off; and some crimes deserve stoning as punishment, the Telegraph reports. One book designed for 6-year-olds tells them nonbelievers will face “hellfire.”

Another text shows kids a diagram indicating where hands should be chopped off. A BBC show says the books were found at a network of schools teaching the Saudi Arabian national curriculum, and suggests a link between the schools and the Saudi embassy. The embassy said that “any tutoring activities that may have taken place among any other group of Muslims” in the UK are “not affiliated to or endorsed by” the embassy. See a clip here.

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