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Should Saudi Funding be allowed for Islamic Schools in Queensland —-Former chief of Islamic body warns of rise of Islamic fascism | The Australian——–“Most politicians do not want to be seen intervening in the Muslim community. The attitude seems to be, ‘Well it’s all too hard’.”

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THE founding president of Australia’s peak Islamic body has hit out at what he calls “a toxic subculture” in local Muslim schools and institutions that is fostering extremism.

Haset Sali, who was founding president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils and who served as both a president and legal adviser to the organisation for more than 30 years, has attacked what he sees as the corrosive force of widespread corruption in many of Australia’s Muslim schools.

He says the lack of functioning Muslim institutions is forcing many young Muslims toward the teachings of extremist imams preaching “Islamic fascism”.

Australian Muslim schools have been the centre of a series of financial of corruption scandals, with five of Sydney’s Muslim schools previously having their funding frozen or placed under government or police investigations for financial mismanagement.

 

Mr Sali said he was increasingly concerned about extremism creeping into the curriculum of Islamic schools, which he saw as a direct result of a failure of governance standards.

“I am very concerned about the teaching curriculum. When we started first schools with the help of the Saudi funding it was very much at arms-length because they knew we had a strong leadership structure here. What has happened since then I cannot take responsibility for.

“Most politicians do not want to be seen intervening in the Muslim community. The attitude seems to be, ‘Well it’s all too hard’.”

 

 

Former chief of Islamic body warns of rise of Islamic fascism | The Australian.

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