Islamic school apologizes for anti-Semitic material on website
CBC News Posted: May 8, 2012 1:23 PM ET Last Updated: May 8, 2012 4:51 PM ET
A Toronto Islamic school that is under police investigation after anti-Semitic teachings were found on its website is apologizing “unreservedly” for its curriculum material, which is now being reviewed.
The Toronto District School Board is also reviewing a complaint that the East End Madrassah was teaching children that “treacherous” Jews “conspired to kill” the Islamic prophet Mohammed. It also contrasted Islam with “the Jews and the Nazis.”
The complaint came from the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which found the material on the school’s website.
The East End Madrassah, a Sunday school run that rents space in a Scarborough school, is run by a Thornhill, Ont., mosque. It has since taken the material off the website, but copies are still available online.read more