Muslim schools are likely to use “inflammatory language” and bias when teaching pupils about the Middle East, an Ofsted report has found.
Inspectors visited 51 private faith schools to investigate the spiritual and cultural lessons that the schools provided. They found some schools displayed posters in favour of a certain religious or political group.
They also found that many of the schools used teaching materials which had incorrect information about other religions.
Following action by John Mann MP and a vote in the House of Commons, MEPs including the BNP’s Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons will be denied Parliamentary passes and access to House of Commons facilities thus putting an end to a 20 year precedent.
Mr Mann’s early day motion was signed by dozens of parliamentary colleagues. It noted that while Euro MPs had traditionally been granted passes to the Houses of Parliament, the reverse was not true for UK MPs trying to access European parliamentary services.
For the first time in the programme’s history BNP leader Nick Griffin will appear on the BBC’s flagship political programme, Question Time on Thursday night.
He will appear alongside playwright Bonnie Greer, Justice Secretary Jack Straw, Lib Dem home affairs spokesman, Chris Huhne and Conservative peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
The JC’s editor Stephen Pollard and Political Editor Martin Bright will be providing expert commentary and analysis, as it happens, on the JC.com by liveblogging Mr Griffin’s appearances on the programme.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband is due to attend a dinner tonight to honour Henry Grunwald, who retired as president of the Board of Deputies and chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council in the spring.
Leading figures in British Jewry will gather at the event at a top London hotel.
It will be Mr Miliband’s first appearance at a Jewish function since he sparked controversy with his attack earlier this month on some of the Conservative party’s East European allies for alleged far-right links.
The rabbi of Bevis Marks has resigned amid continuing tensions at Britain’s oldest synagogue.
Rabbi Nathan Asmoucha was suspended by leaders of the Spanish and Portugese Jews' Congregation nearly three months ago.
The rabbi, who came from Zimbabwe to the City of London synagogue two years ago, was due to face a disciplinary hearing following his participation in an interfaith demonstration against high bank interest rates, organised by the charity London Citizens.