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British-Muslim principal publishes anti-Semitic leaflets

(JTA) – The founder of a private Muslim school in northern England published antisemitic leaflets featuring the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a British television channel reported. The Sky News report on March 31 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 Protocols, an early 20th-century antisemitic forgery,  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.”

“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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