Friday, September 9, 2011

Al-Shabaab in Somalia changes school curriculum; no more English

Anything Western is haram, or forbidden in Islam, and now the children of Somalia will have even less of a chance to grow and thrive outside of their Islamic masters influence.  No more classes in the universal language, English, from now on everything is to be in Arabic. 

No more studies from Malaysia, Sudan or Kenya in English, even Somali literature is now banned in the classroom.  This is harmful to the students, this is a sham education in the name of Muhammad...

This is Islam.

From Reuters September 7

Somali militants order schools to teach Arabic

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab rebels have banned English from schools in the southern port city of Kismayu they control and demanded teachers switch the curriculum to include Arabic and Islamic studies.
The latest edict shows the disconnect between the al Qaeda-allied rebels intent on stamping harsh laws on areas they control, and Somali leaders who have agreed to hold an election next year even though the internationally backed government barely controls any territory beyond the capital.
The new school ruling also comes just days after the rebels ordered businesses on the outskirts of Mogadishu to rip down posters in English and Somali and replace them with Arabic ones.
Teachers in Kismayu said al Shabaab ordered the syllabus be changed from the beginning of this month after a week of meetings between the two parties.
"We used to teach the students Kenyan, Sudanese or Malaysian curricula which are written in English so that students can understand the material when they reach university," Mahmud Ali, headmaster of Mohamed Jamac secondary and primary school in Kismayu, told Reuters by phone.
"But now we can't teach because we have to change everything, including our teachers who are mostly Kenyan and don't speak Arabic. We also used to teach students Somali literature, we don't know what to do now," he said.
Unless you fight to take back the freedoms quickly being reduced to ineffectiveness by Islam, there is nothing you can do. 
The southern port city of Kismayu has about six secondary schools that teach in English, while most of the primary schools already teach in Arabic.
Al Shabaab have in the past sought to recruit school children to join a holy war against Somalia's government and its allies. They have already banned English and science studies in other parts of southern Somalia.
Jihad causes poverty (Thanks to Robert Spencer)
In a statement posted on al Shabaab's website, the militants said they took this step because they felt students were learning values in Christian and Hindu curriculums that they said were against Islamic sharia principles.
The hardline group, which bans music, movies and soccer, adheres to its own harsh interpretation of sharia law. They have also beheaded people and amputated limbs as punishment.
There is no harsh interpretation of sharia, it is exactly what it is, no more and no less.  The implimentation of sharia is harsh, yes but that does not change how sharia is interpreted by all leading Islamic scholars and clerics from both Sunni and Shia schools of jurisprudence.  See Qur'an 47-4 on beheadings, 5-33 and 5-38 for amputations, theft and under what circumstances sharia is used.
"The reason we want to impose this is to eradicate every curriculum against the Islamic sharia and we want to promote Islamic studies. We will take steps to control the educational system of our children," the group said in a statement.
"Parents have to make sure they teach their children the principles of Islamic jihad," said the group, which wants to impose its version of sharia law on all of Somalia.

No, sharia is the supreme law of Islam and the "version" used by Al-Shabaab is right in line with mainstream Islamic interpretation.  It is not anything but what sharia is and always will be.

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