Kozhikode: A Salafi preacher has stirred up a controversy by urging Muslims not to send their kids to the mainstream schools.
In a speech uploaded in edawa.net on Sunday, Abdul Mohsin Aydeed, an extreme Salafi in the group of Shamsudeen Fareed, is seen convincing the community to set up home schools where children can be taught in the Islamic way, reported The Times of India.
"Our children should be taught what Allah's messenger has dictated us. We don't need anyone's help to do it. No government or police have the right to tell us how to bring up our children," Aydeed said.
"Our scriptures direct us to respect Allah, his prophet and his religion. Are such things there in your text books? If standing by Islamic teachings is extremism, then we are the spokespersons of extremism," Aydeed added.
"Not just the country, but the entire world may turn against you. But they cannot do any harm to you unless Allah wishes so," he further said.
It is not yet clear when did Aydeed make the speech.