UPDATED: Board suspends Toronto Islamic school’s operating permit after row over anti-Jewish curriculum

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  May 16, 2012 – 4:33 PM ET | Last Updated: May 17, 2012 9:25 AM ET

East End Madrassah

East End Madrassah

The front cover of the offending curriculum document from Toronto’s East End Madrassah.


TORONTO — An Islamic school that had been using teaching materials that disparaged Jews and encouraged boys to keep fit for jihad has lost its license to use Toronto District School Board property.

The board suspended a permit issued to the Islamic Shia Study Centre, which operated the East End Madrassah out of a Toronto high school until an outcry last week over the content of its curriculum booklets.

“The Islamic Shia Study Centre will not be able to permit TDSB property until the police investigation is complete and they are able to demonstrate that they comply with board policies and procedures,” Ryan Bird, a TDSB spokesman, said Wednesday.

“Pending the outcome of the police investigation, we are willing to meet with the permit holder to discuss TDSB policies and procedures. As soon as we became aware of this complaint, we started to review the permit and the information that was available.”

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About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

10 Replies to “UPDATED: Board suspends Toronto Islamic school’s operating permit after row over anti-Jewish curriculum”

  1. 1) What took them so long.
    2) That the school sees nothing wrong with the textbook speaks volumes.
    3) Best way to deal with muslims when you have to is to be very tough, tell them this is how it is or get out, because that is the only thing they know. Being nice is a waste of time -they see niceness as weakness.

  2. Bilingual Muslims children have a right, as much as any other faith group, to be taught their culture, languages and faith alongside a mainstream curriculum. More faith schools will be opened under sweeping reforms of the education system in England. There is a dire need for the growth of state funded Muslim schools to meet the growing needs and demands of the Muslim parents and children. Now the time has come that parents and community should take over the running of their local schools. Parent-run schools will give the diversity, the choice and the competition that the wealthy have in the private sector. Parents can perform a better job than the Local Authority because parents have a genuine vested interest. The Local Authority simply cannot be trusted.

    The British Government is planning to make it easier to schools to “opt out” from the Local Authorities. Muslim children in state schools feel isolated and confused about who they are. This can cause dissatisfaction and lead them into criminality, and the lack of a true understanding of Islam can ultimately make them more susceptible to the teachings of fundamentalists like Christians during the middle ages and Jews in recent times in Palestine. Fundamentalism is nothing to do with Islam and Muslim; you are either a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

    There are hundreds of state primary and secondary schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion all such schools may be opted out to become Muslim Academies. This mean the Muslim children will get a decent education. Muslim schools turned out balanced citizens, more tolerant of others and less likely to succumb to criminality or extremism. Muslim schools give young people confidence in who they are and an understanding of Islam’s teaching of tolerance and respect which prepares them for a positive and fulfilling role in society. Muslim schools are attractive to Muslim parents because they have better discipline and teaching Islamic values. Children like discipline, structure and boundaries. Bilingual Muslim children need Bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods, who understand their needs and demands.

    None of the British Muslims convicted following the riots in Bradford and Oldham in 2001 or any of those linked to the London bombings had been to Islamic schools. An American Think Tank studied the educational back ground of 300 Jihadists; none of them were educated in Pakistani Madrasas. They were all Western educated by non-Muslim teachers. Bilingual Muslim children need bilingual Muslim teachers as role models. A Cambridge University study found that single-sex classes could make a big difference for boys. They perform better in single-sex classes. The research is promising because male students in the study saw noticeable gains in the grades. The study confirms the Islamic notion that academic achievement is better in single-sex classes.
    Iftikhar Ahmad

  3. Iftikhar, no one in Canada has a right to teach any faith which violates the laws of this land. Those include bans on hate speech, the equality of the sexes, freedom of religion, and freedom from religion.

    So, you are wrong. Muslim children here do not have the right to be taught to hate Jews and other unbelievers, even if it is part of their faith.

    I’m not sure about your reference to “bilingual.” I’m not aware that the students at the school in question were bilingual.

    Why do Muslim children in Britain feel confused? Does this apply to Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, atheist, and humanist children too? Perhaps the unwillingness of Muslims to integrate into British society is a factor?

    The studies you cite are, frankly, suspect. Don’t try to tell us that jihadists are all Western educated. We’re not buying it. Jihadists are responsible for their own actions. The blame-game ran out of steam long ago.

    As for boys doing better in male-only classes, I’m not even sure if this was an issue here either. However, males long accustomed to their privileged position in society and enjoying the rewards of female suppression, might very well wither somewhat when faced with females brighter than they and given every opportunity that males are given. No need to turn to religion for solace. It’s called reality.

  4. Iftikhar Hamad
    Sod off and peddle you Islamic bile somewhere else. You and your catagious type are not welcome in a civilized society, because you don’t know the meaning of the word decency.

  5. tc72:

    I beg to differ. He must understand our concept of decency, all muslims must, in order to so perfectly become its opposite. How can you create a cult which gives divine sanction and instruction, to murder, to deceit, to mass rape and virtually every single action, some of which so awful as to be beyond the kind imaginations of most of us.

    Right from Mohamed’s first gang of thugs he instructed his people to attack and raid caravans during a time when all people of the area agreed to let trade happen in peace and not carry weapons. Even to signing peace treaties with people he had attacked and lost to, then to break those treaties the second he felt he could win. And he did.

    In order to so perfectly be a sort of, ‘fun-house’ mirror of all that is good or decent and that allows civilization itself to occur, one has to have a better understanding of ‘decent’ than most of us who simply live in it and carry on each day for the betterment of our civilizations.

  6. tc72 says:
    May 19, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Iftikhar Hamad
    Sod off and peddle you Islamic bile somewhere else. You and your catagious type are not welcome in a civilized society, because you don’t know the meaning of the word decency.

    The X-rated chocs — which also came in the form of men’s privates and a couple having sex — were handed out to youngsters at a school Mother’s Day event. Every single chocolate was to do with sex. This was in the school hall, on the school grounds and in school time. No wonder kids of today are so much older for their years getting this rammed in their faces so young .

    The saucy chocs should not have come as a surprise — they were handed out in transparent bags at Woodberry Public School in Australia’s Hunter Valley, north of Sydney.

  7. Two wrongs don’t make a right, the fact that some sicko’s handed out x rated candy doesn’t give you the right to teach hate in the schools.

  8. Richard
    That sort of reasoning is beyond the ken of Islamic sickos’ such Ahmad.

    Eeyore I get your drift. It’s just that when I come across these nightshirts and their perverted minds I start to lose my patience. The vile teachings and perverted rantings of these cockroaches is beyond contempt.

  9. tc I have same problem but have experience with those who refuse to face the facts about the Cold War, the communists were out to destroy the west (still are for that matter) and way too many people refuse to accept this fact.

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