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Hizb Awarded £113,000 of Public Money

This is a guest post from Effendi of The Spittoon

This article in the Sunday Telegraph made my blood run cold:

Accounts filed at the Charity Commission show that the Government paid a total of £113,411 last year to a foundation run by senior members and activists of Hizb ut-Tahrir — a notorious Islamic extremist group that ministers promised to ban.

The article focuses attention on three Hizb-ut-Tahrir dominated schools in which pupils are being indoctrinated into Hizbi ideology from the age of three. The Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation, which runs the three schools in question, has been responsible for securing the public funding. The foundation’s lead trustee is Yusra Hamilton, a leading Hizb activist who is married to Taji Mustafa (real name Urutajirinere Fombo), the group’s chief spokesman in Britain.

At least three of the four trustees are Hizb members or activists, including Farah Ahmed, the head teacher of the Slough school, who has written in a Hizb journal condemning the “corrupt Western concepts of materialism and freedom”.

The three schools — in Tottenham, north London, and Slough, Berks — are run by the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation, a registered charity. The foundation’s lead trustee is Yusra Hamilton, a leading Hizb activist who is married to Taji Mustafa, the group’s chief spokesman in Britain.

At least three of the four trustees are Hizb members or activists, including Farah Ahmed, the head teacher of the Slough school, who has written in a Hizb journal condemning the “corrupt Western concepts of materialism and freedom”.

On their website, the schools say their “ultimate goal” and “foremost work” is the creation of an “Islamic personality” in children The creation of an “Islamic personality” is a key tenet of Hizb’s ideology.

The schools’ history curriculum states that children are taught that “there must be one ruler of the khilafah [caliphate]”. The schools’ website says that “in the glorious history of Islam… the Sharia was the norm”.

Children learn Arabic from the age of three. A spokesman for the foundation insisted that it was not a Hizb ut-Tahrir operation but involved “Muslim women from a wide variety of backgrounds”.

Members of the Hizbut Tahrir are free to indoctrinate their children in the confines of their own homes in any way they see fit. And if they wish to delude themselves into thinking that a predominantly religious education based on a doctrine of supremacism and non-integration with the wider community offers their children adequate preparation for a competitive world, that is certainly their right. But it is difficult to know how this clerical-fascist fringe, which is largely reviled and discredited in the British Muslim community, has managed to secure such huge amounts of public funding without recourse to subterfuge. Certainly the Department for Children, Schools and Families has been “played”.

These facts, uncovered in a report authored by the Centre of Social Cohesion, which is out next week, says that Hizb is creating a number of similar “front organisations” to win public funding and enlist support from mainstream politicians. We look forward to more revelations in the forthcoming report.

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