The Birmingham Mail is reporting that a rabbi who has called for the state of Israel to be “dismantled “ and an Islamic preacher with extremist views were allowed to speak at assemblies at Park View Academy.
Aaron Cohen, a rabbi from Neturei Karta – an anti-Zionist orthodox Jewish religious group – was among the speakers invited to talk to Alum Rock’s Park View Academy, said Andrew Colman, a barrister for the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
Sheikh Shady Al-Suleiman, a renowned Islamic preacher, also gave talks to pupils at the school, said Mr Colman.
The Sheikh has been known to publicly call on God to “destroy the enemies of Islam” and to “prepare us for the Jihad”…
Mr Colman said it was “not about an evil plot to indoctrinate young children in extremist ideology or anything like it”.
He added: “It is, we say, about the failure to respect diversity.”
He said among materials used in assemblies was that penned by former Park View acting principal Moz Hussain.
“They are akin to sermons,” added Mr Colman. “In places they expressly encourage the practice of Islam as the only way to reach paradise and avoid an eternity in hell.”..
Mr Colman told the panel the teachers had shown a “misguided zeal in pursuit of their particular dogma of how to be a good person”…
All the teachers deny any wrong-doing and the hearing continues.
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