A private Muslim school in the north of England is teaching its students that Jews are plotting to take over the world, and its founder quotes a notorious anti-Semitic tract in the written material he disseminates.
Islamic Tarbiyah Academy in Dewsbury, Yorkshire teaches some 140 students of elementary school age in classes that take place after the school day ends, Sky News reported Friday. The report described the academy’s founder and leader, Mufti Zubair Dudha, as “a respected cleric from the orthodox Deobandi sect, which is thought to control half of all mosques and madrassas in the UK.”
But, the report continued, Dudha has produced flyers that quote the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a forged text produced in Russia at the turn of the last century that purports to outline Jewish plans to take over the world.
According to Sky, Dudha has also produced other written materials that brand institutions that host men and women as evil, advocate a ban on television and urge Muslims not to adopt British customs. Some leaflets also call for women not to work and to be fully covered before leaving the home.
Furthermore, the report stated, Dudha has instructed Muslims to be ready to “expend … even life,” in order to bring about a world that is in line with “Allah’s just order.”
Dudha told Sky on Friday that “certain extracts from our publications have been taken and misrepresented to link the Academy with extremism,” something that he said “saddens me greatly.”
The British government said in response to the report that the “serious allegations are under investigation,” adding that “extremism has no place in our society and we are determined to protect children from it.”