British-Muslim principal publishes anti-Semitic leaflets

(JTA) – The founder of a private Muslim school in northern England published anti-Semitic leaflets featuring the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a British television channel reported.

The Sky News report Thursday about Mufti Zubair Dudha, founder and head of the Islamic Tarbiyah Academy in Dewsbury, said the institution of 140 pupils is rare among madrassas – private Muslim schools – because it publishes the teachings of its leader, Dudha.

In one leaflet Dudha quotes the early 20th-century anti-Semitic forgery titled the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” as proof that Jewish people are engaged in a global conspiracy to control the world.

In a section on jihad he tells Muslims they should be prepared to “expend … even life” to create a world organized “according to Allah’s just order”.

Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs Committee of the British parliament, told Sky News he believes the centre’s teachings are dangerous.

“I think these kinds of leaflets serve no purpose but to divide in a poisonous and totally reckless way,” he said.

“These serious allegations are under investigation,“ the Department for Education told Sky News. “While it would be inappropriate to comment on the specific investigations of these institutions, we are clear that extremism has no place in our society and we are determined to protect children from it.”

Tens of thousands of British children attend Muslim schools across the United Kingdom.

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