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Islamic Hate Preacher Shakeel Begg Hosted Workshop For Muslim Foster Parents In London

Following on from this weekends breaking story about a Christian girl placed with Muslim extremist foster parents in Tower Hamlets. Who forced the child to remove a cross necklace she wore and encouraged the child to live an Islamic lifestyle. The Telegraph today reports that notourious Muslim hate cleric Shakeel Begg ran a workshop for potential Muslim foster carers. 

Shakeel Begg is the imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre, where the Muslim radicals who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby attended on a regular basis. 

Shakeel Begg recently failed in the High Court when he took exception to being called an extremist in the press. The judge like anybody else with common sense disagreed with the hate preacher, ruling he did have extremist views and threw his case out. Begg is a regular guest speaker at communist front group Unite Against Fascism events which speaks volumes about his character.You dont have to be a genius to imagine what kind of advice he was giving to the  Muslim foster parents

 

Revealed: Extremist Islamic preacher hosted foster care workshop
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An extremist Islamic preacher helped in the recruitment of foster parents, The Telegraph can disclose, amid a growing row over a Christian child placed in the care of devout Muslims.
The imam hosted a workshop for would-be foster carers just months after the High Court ruled him an “extremist Islamic speaker ” who had “promoted and encouraged religious violence”. His mosque, the Lewisham Islamic Centre, was attended by the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby. The imam and the centre had condemned the murder.
The event was organised on behalf of the London borough of Lewisham as part of a drive to find more Muslims willing to foster children.
The disclosure comes amid a growing furore over the decision by crisis-ridden Tower Hamlets, another London council, to place a five-year-old girl in the care of two Muslim households.
A council source said the borough had a shortage of non-Muslim carers with whom to place Christian children.

Shakeel Begg at a protest event in 2009

In contrast, most councils have a shortage of Muslim families to provide foster care for children of Islamic heritage.
Lewisham Islamic Centre was chosen as the venue for a workshop “on the importance and need of foster carers in the Muslim community” in March this year. A photograph from the event posted on the mosque’s website shows the gathering being addressed by Shakeel Begg, the imam.
Mr Begg had just a few months earlier lost a High Court libel case against the BBC which accused him of promoting extremism.
Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, ruling in the BBC’s favour, described Mr Begg as a “Jekyll and Hyde character” and “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”.
Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society who has written a research paper on Begg, condemned the hosting : “It is inconceivable that those who espouse extremism should be overseeing childcare of any kind, including fostering. Shakeel Begg was found to be an extremist in the High Court as recently as October, and despite this Lewisham Islamic Centre has kept him in place as Imam and a trustee.

“Institutions linked to extremism are in no position to be involved in the foster process”.
Lewisham Council declined to comment on Mr Begg’s suitability to host the meeting. A council spokesman said: “Like all councils we need foster carers from all parts of the community and we will continue to visit a range of groups to encourage more people to foster in Lewisham.”
NRS Foster Care Recruitment, which organised the workshop on behalf of Lewisham council, said it had no idea that Mr Begg had been branded an extremist and said he was not involved in the event. “We have no control over who may or may not be at an information sessions,” said a spokesman, adding: “We promote our services to different faith groups.”
Mr Begg was unavailable for comment. But he has in the past vigorously contested the High Court decision. “As regards the Judgment and the ‘extremist’ label, this is fully rejected,” according to a post on the Lewisham Islamic Centre website.
The Department for Education said it was undertaking a national fostering ‘stocktake’ that would examine the recruitment of foster carers.
The case in Tower Hamlets highlights the difficulty of matching children to the right carers. A council source suggested the borough lacked sufficient Christian families where children could be placed.
Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, said: “I am concerned at these reports. A child’s religious, racial and cultural background should be taken into consideration when they are placed with foster carers.”
Michael Nazir-Ali, former bishop of Rochester, said: “It is quite clear that birth parents retain the right to a child’s religious beliefs and, in any case, guidance to foster parents requires that they give attention to a child’s cultural and religious identity.
“At the very least there’s been a violation of that requirement.”
Confidential local authority reports suggest one of the girl’s foster carers removed her necklace, which had a Christian cross, and also suggested she should learn Arabic. The girl was said at times to be “very distressed”. Her present carer allegedly wears a burka when with the child in public.
Tower Hamlets Council said in a statement on Tuesday that it disputed some of the claims in the case. A spokesman said: “While we cannot go into details of a case that would identify a child in foster care, there are inaccuracies in the reporting of it.
“For example, the child is in fact fostered by an English speaking family of mixed race in this temporary placement. We would like to give more details but we are legally restricted to do so.”
The spokesman added: “Tower Hamlets Council has the welfare of children at the heart of what we do. The decision to choose foster carers for a child is based on a number of factors including cultural background and proximity to promote contact with the child’s family and the child’s school in order to give them as much stability as possible.”

School Threatens To Brand 8 Year Olds Racist If They Dont Attend Islam Workshop

FUMING is an understatement to how i felt after reading of the Staffordshire primary school trying to force 8-year-old children to attend an Islam workshop by intimidating the parents. As if arranging for young children from a Christian school to go to an Explore Islam event without first consulting parents views is bad enough. But to send a letter home to the children’s parents in which Headmistress Lynn Small said ‘Racial Discrimination’ would appear on permanent record for any child who didn’t go is absolutely disgraceful. To add insult to injury they expected the parents to cough up £5 to pay for the trip.

Littleton Green Community School head teacher Lynn Small tried bullying the parents to sending their child by threatening to brand the child racist on their files something that will stay with them though out their school life. Islam is a belief and not compulsory and certainly not something that should be rammed down their throat. The head mistress is a disgrace and unfit to be in such as position. Her conduct and attitude is disgusting. She should do the honourable thing and resign. If not she should be disciplined and sacked!

The school has claimed ‘The workshop will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions’ which is untrue. It will give them chance to explore 1 religion, ISLAM. Hence why the workshop is called Explore Islam and not Explore Religion.

What about Islam will they be exploring?? How the perfect Muslim Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile,a sexual deviant who had sex slaves,a womanizer,a murderer, thief, racist,con man ??? How Islam is spread by the sword, fear and forced conversions ??? How Sharia Law is out of date barbaric, sexist and racist ???  How millions of innocent people have been killed because of Islam???   How Islam encourages paedophilia, sex segregation, homophobia, honour killings and jihad  ??? How Islams ultimate goal is a world of Muslims only  ???   How Muslims terrorists slaughter innocent people in the name of Allah ???

No i very much doubt the workshop will cover any of those major attributes of Islam. It will be the politically correct Dawah version they explore that exists only in words and the imagination of the far left Muslim appeasers.

If you wish to express your disgust. The headteacher responsible for these events can be emailed at the following email address:  headteacher@littletongreen.staffs.sch.uk

Children of 8 are ‘racist’ if they miss Islam trip: School’s threatening letter to parents is met with outrage

  • Headmistress Lynn Small wrote to parents about multicultural school trip
  • Children will attend ‘Explore Islam’ workshop at Staffordshire University
  •  ‘Racial Discrimination’ would appear on permanent record if they didn’t go
  • Parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington complained
  • Staffordshire County Council stepped in and head had to apologise

By ROSIE TAYLOR

PUBLISHED: 14:50, 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:50, 22 November 2013

Parents were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labelled  as racist for the rest of their  school career.

They were sent a letter warning that the primary school pupils would have a ‘racial discrimination note’ put on their records if they did not go.

Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip next Wednesday to Staffordshire University, which would involve Year 4 and Year 6 children being shown Islamic artefacts.

Parents accused Littleton Green community school of 'blackmailing' their children to go to a workshop on IslamParents accused Littleton Green community school of ‘blackmailing’ children to go to a workshop on Islam

The letter: Parents were sent a letter which threatened to brand their children 'racist' if they didn't goThe letter: Parents were sent a letter which threatened to brand their children ‘racist’ if they didn’t go

Mothers and fathers were warned: ‘Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.

‘All absences on this day will be investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a GP sick note.’

Yesterday parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire, said the threat to the pupils aged between eight and 11 was ‘ludicrous’. Gillian Claridge, 55, said: ‘How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age? It’s going to make them feel like little criminals.

‘The very nature of religion is all about choice. On this occasion they were not being given any choice at all. It was a draconian move and it’s left a lot of parents fuming.’

Stacy Waldron, 26, whose eight-year-old daughter is a pupil, said: ‘I feel my child will be [seen as] racist if I don’t allow her to go. This is my choice, not hers, and she shouldn’t have to pay for it.’

South Staffordshire MP Gavin  Williamson described the threat  as ‘bonkers’ and ‘a very heavy-handed approach’.

Parents were sent a text telling them to pay £5 towards transport for the trip to Staffordshire UniversityParents were sent a text telling them to pay £5 towards transport for the trip to Staffordshire University

Headmistress Lynn Small had to apologise for her original letter and wrote to parents again last night asking them to 'disregard' what she had saidHeadmistress Lynn Small had to apologise for her original letter and wrote to parents again last night asking them to ‘disregard’ what she had said

He added: ‘The idea of attaching a “racial discrimination note” to children’s education records saying it will remain on their file for the duration for their school career seems unfair, particularly when it is not the child’s decision whether or not he or she attends.’

According to the letter sent last Wednesday, the visit is part of  the National Curriculum for religious education and also reflects ‘the multi-cultural community in which we live’.

It went on: ‘It is a statutory requirement for primary school children to experience and learn about different cultures.

‘The workshop will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions.

‘Children will be looking at religious artefacts similar to those that would be on display in a museum. They will not be partaking in any religious practices.

‘If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our RE  co-ordinator, Mrs Edmonds.’

However, the school backtracked just one day later after council officers intervened.

Littleton Green community school in Huntingdon, Staffordshire, was told it 'required improvement' by OfstedLittleton Green community school in Huntington, Staffordshire, was told it ‘required improvement’ by Ofsted

A revised letter sent out on  Thursday apologised for ‘inaccuracies’ and told parents: ‘On  reflection, disregard a section from the earlier letter.’

Headmistress Lynn Small said:  ‘We are a mainly Christian school, but we have to cover at least one other religion as part of the National Curriculum. This visit is part of that.

‘They would not be taking part in any religious practices. We have had similar workshops on a variety of religions in the past, including one on Islam, with no problems at all and the children have absolutely loved it.
‘We have pupils and teachers who belong to the Islam faith and it is right for the children to understand and appreciate their faith as well as their own.’

Littleton Green: The children from the primary school in Huntingdon are due to go on the trip next weekLittleton Green: The children from the primary school in Huntington are due to go on the trip next week

Angry parents outside Littleton Green School - they say their children should not be branded racist if they don't goAngry parents outside Littleton Green School – they say their children should not be branded racist if they don’t go

A spokesman for Staffordshire County Council said it was important for children to learn about  different cultures but that parents had the right to withdraw their children if they wished.

‘Clearly it is not appropriate for comments about racial discrimination to be made in these circumstances,’ he added.

An Ofsted report this year concluded that the school, which has 341 pupils, ‘required improvement’.

THE ORIGINAL LETTER FROM SCHOOL HEAD LYNN SMALL TO PARENTS

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of the National Religious Education Curriculum together with the multicultural community in which we live, it is a statutory requirement for Primary School aged children to experience and learn about different cultures.

The workshop is at Staffordshire University and will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions.

Children will be looking at religious artefacts similar to those that would be on display in a museum. they will not be partaking in any religious practices.

Refusal to allow your child to attend this trip will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.

As such our expectations are that all children in years 4 and 6 attend school on Wednesday 27th November to take part in this trip.

All absences on this day will be investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a GP sick note.

If you would like to discuss this further please contact our RE Coordinator, Mrs Edmonds.


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