Did Ofsted officials really expect to find a Muslim school that taught against stoning, did they? Stoning is part of Islamic law. British officials simultaneously insist that the love and welcome Islam and consider it completely benign and compatible with British values and that any manifestation of its more unsavory aspects is “extremism” that must be stopped. This inconsistency cannot and will not last forever: either Britain will move to respect political, supremacist, misogynist, violent and antisemitic aspects of Islam, or surrender to them completely. My money is on the latter.
A Muslim school has failed an Ofsted inspection after investigators found extreme books in its library promoting stoning to death.
The watchdog’s inspectors said they discovered three texts promoting inequality of women and illegal punishment during a ‘brief visit’ to Jamiatul Ummah School in Tower Hamlets, East London.
The books found at the all-boys private secondary school – which has annual fees of £3,400 – also undermined the rule of British law, according to inspectors in a report published two weeks ago.
The school, which insists it ‘condemns all forms of extremism unequivocally’, said it has removed the texts following the inspection and is carrying out an audit on the rest of its materials.
The report said: ‘The concern is that during a very brief tour of the library inspectors found three books that undermine the active promotion of the rule of British law and respect for other people.
‘The books promote inequality of women and punishments, including stoning to death, which are illegal in Britain and which do not reflect the school’s ethos of tolerance and integration.
‘Staff have not been sufficiently vigilant about the availability of inappropriate texts in the library or sufficiently aware of the potential for unwittingly promoting extreme views.’
The unannounced investigation at the school, which teaches 158 boys aged 11 to 16, was carried out on November 25, and is the third inspection Jamiatul Ummah has failed since October 2014.
DAMNING VERDICT ON SIX SCHOOLS
A series of damning reports on six London schools – including Jamiatul Ummah – where students were said to be ‘vulnerable to extremists and radicalisation’ was released in November 2014.
Inspectors said the curriculum at Jamiatul Ummah was too narrow, with too few chances to promote personal, social and health education, citizenship or careers.
There was a good range of opportunities for students to study and practise their Islamic faith, the report said….
The school was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in January 2011 and ‘satisfactory’ in September 2004.