This is from Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer with my emphases and comments.
Apparently there is an Islamic faith watchdog group in Britain which makes sure everything is according to Hoyle in schools. Some inspectors are linked to “radical Islamist organizations”.
Some of the concerns for children in Islamic schools, are disconcerting.
The schools, the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation establishments in Haringey, north London, and Slough, Berks, received more than £113,000 of public funding and became the subject of national controversy after being exposed in The Sunday Telegraph.
One of the Foundation’s trustees, Farah Ahmed, who is also headmistress of the Slough school, wrote a chapter in a Hizb ut Tahrir pamphlet attacking the National Curriculum for its “systematic indoctrination” of Muslim children “to build model British citizens”. [Can you imagine the arrogance of educators of children in Britain imagining that children in Britain should know anything about Britain so they can fit into British society?]
She criticised “attempts to integrate Muslim children” into British society as an effort “to produce new generations that reject Islam”.
She described English as “one of the most damaging subjects” [! Consider what sorts of things have been written in English! I am writing this in English for the love of God!] a school can teach and attacked fairy tales, saying that these “reflect secular and immoral beliefs that contradict the viewpoint of Islam”. [I think we are talking about “fairy tales” in the rather more traditional sense… the Brothers Grimm and all that. Pretty threatening stuff: the bad guy is always punished by the end.]
She also attacked the “obvious dangers” of Shakespeare, including “Romeo and Juliet, which advocates disobeying parents and premarital relations”. [My my! It might be a good idea to read R&J before condemning it. The star-crossed lovers get married before the consummation, don’t they. As far as the disobedience issue is concerned, how can we forget that the disobedient ingrates wind up dead at the end. Not exactly a happy ending. What could be wrong with that? Wouldn’t at least poor Juliet be killed under sharia law?]
If they don’t like Romeo and Juliet, what they would think about Othello?