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BRITAIN: Islamic Schools Teach That Gays Must Be Put To Death, Says BBC

According to a BBC investigative report to be aired tonight, children at Britain's Islamic schools are being taught that homosexuals must be put to death. The forty schools are operated under banner of the Saudi Students Clubs of the UK. Via Pink News:
Gay sex is punished by execution, the schools allegedly teach. However, children are told that clerics are said to differ in whether the guilty person should be stoned, thrown off a cliff or burnt. Other textbooks are said to ask students to list the “reprehensible” qualities of Jews and claim that Jews are transformed into pigs and monkeys. Michael Gove, the education secretary, told Panorama: “Saudi Arabia is a sovereign country. I have no desire or wish to intervene in the decisions that the Saudi government makes in its own education system. But I’m clear that we cannot have antisemitic material of any kind being used in English schools.” The Saudi ambassador to the UK said it had nothing to do with the schools and condemned the “dangerously deceptive and misleading” use of historical texts on Jews.
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