London: Muslim children are being taught how to chop off thieves’ hands and being told that Jews are plotting to take over the world at a network of Islamic schools.
According to The Telegraph, nearly 5,000 pupils are attending weekend schools across Britain, and are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning.
One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death.
Another text for 15 year-olds teaches that thieves who break Sharia law should have their hands cut off for a first offence and their feet amputated for a subsequent crime.
Teenagers are presented with diagrams showing where the cuts should be made.
Tonight’s Panorama on BBC One will claim that the books were discovered at a network of 40 private schools teaching the Saudi Arabian national curriculum.
The program claims to have uncovered evidence apparently linking the schools to the Saudi embassy. Officials at the embassy deny any link.