‘Good’ UK Muslim School Bans Meeting With ‘Outsiders’

A Muslim boarding school in the UK has been rated "good" by education watchdog Osfted, even though it threatens to expel students if they socialize with non-Muslim "outsiders."

The school, the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury, was praised by Ofsted in its latest inspection report for allegedly preparing its students to deal with the changing needs of British Muslims.

However, the British Sky News revealed the school's Pupil and Parent Handbook threatens that students "socializing with outsiders…will be expelled if there is no improvement after cautioning."

The handbook also lists "items that are prohibited in Islam…such as portable televisions, cameras, etc.," and likewise bans non-Islamic clothing and using cell phones at any time. 

It likewise teaches students not to watch TV, listen to the radio or read newspapers.

And yet Ofsted said "the Islamic Institute of Education provides a good quality of education and meets its stated aims very well."

The school is located in Dewsbury's Markazi Mosque compound, and is managed by the strict Tablighi Jamaat sect. Shabbir Daji, an elder of the mosque and chairman of the school's governing shura council told Sky News the school "works for unity."

He would not comment when asked how the school's strict restrictions prepare children for British life, saying, "our policy is to keep away from the media."

Just last week UK Prime Minister David Cameron warned that extremism and radicalization is increasingly becoming a problem, and termed efforts to integrate all students into society as "the struggle of our generation."

He announced a counter-extremism bill will be unveiled in the fall to combat "intolerant ideas which create a climate in which extremists can flourish."

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198672

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