British PM David Cameron announces to close extremist Muslim Madarras in UK
LONDON: He said there was no problem with children learning about their faith in supplementary schools. But minds must be broadened and not filled with poison. The Muslim Council of Britain said it has concerns about the government plans. Speaking in Manchester, Mr Cameron told delegates, Did you know, in our country three are some children who spend several hours each day at a madarass ? Let me be clear there is nothing wrong with children learning about their faith whether its at madarras, Sunday schools or Jewish yeshivas. But in some madarass we got children being taught that they shouldn't mix with people of their religion. So I can announce today, if an institution is teaching children intensively then whatever its religion, we will, like any other school, make it register so it can be inspected. And be in no doubt if you are teaching intolerance we will shut down. Its only a year since plans for a voluntary code of conduct for madrassas were shelved by the Department of Education. Many religious supplementary schools offer teaching within places of worship but others are conducted in home. We would hope that these serious allegations can be substantiated and the evidence brought forward, so that appropriate action can be taken.