Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Brit Muslim Textbooks Describe Jews and Christians as 'Apes' and 'Pigs'

The Religion of Peace in the UK:
The principal of an Islamic school has admitted that it uses textbooks which describe Jews as "apes" and Christians as "pigs" and has refused to withdraw them.

Dr Sumaya Alyusuf confirmed that the offending books exist after former teacher Colin Cook, 57, alleged that children as young as five are taught from racist materials at the King Fahd Academy in Acton.

In an interview on BBC2's Newsnight, Dr Alyusuf was asked by Jeremy Paxman whether she recognised the books.

She said: "Yes, I do recognise these books, of course. We have these books in our school. These books have good chapters that can be used by the teachers. It depends on the objectives the teacher wants to achieve."
On the other hand, they apparently mean "apes" and "pigs" in a nice way. Alyusuf said that the passages have been "misinterpreted."

Update: A new animal enters the religious menagerie. The weasel. Alyusuf is interviewed a little over four minutes into this YouTube video. First she claims the translations are incorrect, that they're not interpreted correctly, that the verses have to be read in Arabic to get the true meaning, that the verses are taken out of context...

Thanks to Ragnar at The Jawa Report.