‘Twisted’ Muslim school needs cash to appeal closure order

‘Twisted’ Muslim school needs cash to appeal closure order

The Jamia al-Hudaa Residential College in Nottingham is trying to raise £200,000 to fight a decision by the Department of Education to close its boarding facilities.

According to this report, the school will remain open while an appeal takes place.

The school’s principal Raza Ul Haq, above, said:

We feel that we are fulfilling all the standards. We are a charity and we made the decision to appeal after consulting our community.

We are always fundraising and the mood in the school is that we are going to work hard to overcome this.

The independent fee-paying girls’ school in Berkeley Avenue, Mapperley Park, was told by the Department for Education that it was no longer allowed to admit new pupils and must close its boarding allocation over fears of “extremism” and “twisted ideologies” in the classroom.

The school which has 252 pupils on roll, with 171 of those named as boarders, started the appeal process on Wednesday.

The school’s Just Giving page has raised nearly £1,000 on top of the £40,000 staff say they have already received. The page says of the school:

It is a place that’s dear to a lot of people’s hearts where they have been given the opportunity to study at this beautiful place.

The majority of the pupils pay up to £3,500 a year to study at the school.

Although it is an independent school the Government ordered Ofsted to inspect the school, which is part of the Madni Trust – a registered charity at the same address.

Concerns were first raised in April 2015 when the school was judged to be inadequate. At that time, 15 of the independent school standards and 10 of the national minimum standards for boarding schools were not met. A follow-up unannounced inspection has revealed that standards had still not been met.

Her Majesty’s Inspector Deirdre Duignan released a report following the visit in April. She said:

Inspectors found that the school does not promote balanced views. Pupils can access books in the library that have been written by controversial authors, for example by one who is not allowed to enter this country.

Leaders were not able to say how these books supported the school’s curriculum, or how pupils who accessed such books would be helped to understand a different point of view.

Staff do not have a clear understanding of the specific risks that girls at this school may be vulnerable to, for example female genital mutilation. Some members of staff have gaps in their employment history that have not been checked.

Inspectors also found that training for staff is not up to date, there were “widespread” problems with bullying,


Former pupil Aliyah Saleem, above, was expelled from the school in 2006 for having a disposable camera and recently spoke out about the school.

The 27-year-old, now living in London, said:

The school has the right to appeal. In my view they have shown that they are incompetent and do not offer a balanced education. I hope that the Department for Education ensures the protection of pupils.

The school said that cameras are banned and that Saleem was “sent home”.

The Department for Education said that the length of an appeal process varies from case to case.

In reference to the school a spokesman added:

Extremism has no place in our society and when we find schools promoting twisted ideologies or discrimination in classrooms, we will take action, up to and including closing the school or working with the police as necessary.

Hat tip: Gill Kerry

15 responses to “‘Twisted’ Muslim school needs cash to appeal closure order”

  1. L.Long says:

    Of course it is all the schooling the girls need….How to wear the tent and happily spread them for the male!!
    What more is needed? This is isLame after all!!

  2. 1859 says:

    This whole situation could have been so easily avoided by not allowing anyone with any religious agenda to run a school – any school, anywhere. All schools should be secular environments – as they are in France. This is what happens when we try so, so hard to be ‘inclusive’ – we allow quiet, soft-spoken fanatics through the gates to run ‘our’ schools and so create a mess, in which ultimately it is the vulnerable students who lose out.

  3. Paul says:

    It’s really quite simple isn’t it. Being a religious fundamentalist living in a free society, taking taxpayers money and stating this :
    “We feel that we are fulfilling all the standards. We are a charity and we made the decision to appeal after consulting our community.”

    The most important words being OUR COMMUNITY. Not THE community. But OUR.

    Divisive. Non inclusive. Separate. Destructive.
    Disgusting. As are all religiously motivated schools.

  4. barriejohn says:

    1859: Sadly, there was a golden opportunity to address the problem of both church schools and private education in R A Butler’s 1944 Education Act, but this was ducked completely for political reasons:

    [A]ction against independent schools was prevented by the majority view in the Party that it would be unpopular with the electorate, and that these schools would anyway ‘wither on the vine as parents abandoned them for a steadily improving state sector. No direct positive action was necessary . . . ‘(Salter and Tapper, 1985, 128). In government, Labour ‘encouraged’ LEAs to meet their boarding needs by making ‘arrangements with independent boarding schools’ (Ministry of Education, 1946), and operated the direct grant (DG) system. This retained its essential prewar structure, despite recommendations for reform by the Fleming Committee, designed to make DG grammar schools ‘fully accessible to pupils without regard to income’ (Board of Education, 1944, 62-65).

    So, private education has “withered on the vine”!

  5. Raza Ul Haq resembles one of those ‘Killer Clowns’ who’ve recently been terrorising our nation. Hopefully, one of his pupils will one day summon up the courage to shove a custard pie straight into the bearded cretin’s mug.

  6. It appears that some members of staff at the Jamia al-Hudaa Residential College have removed the Fun and put the Mental back into fundamentalism. £3,500 a year to attend that shit-hole? How ‘twisted’ can you get?

  7. Trevor Blake says:

    Parents who send their children to religious schools and then say they are shocked that religious schools teach religion – I’m not sure I have much sympathy for those parents. Only for their children.

  8. Broga says:

    Girls being trained, by having their thinking capacity shut down, to service men. That seems to be the aim.

    Mr Haq should be asked whether he approves of the mutilation of baby girls by FGM. That will immediately tell you whether he is fit to run a school or even be a member of a supposedly civilised society.

  9. Moxie says:

    Religious School Mottos

    Religious Schools – Investing in Future Sectarianism.

    We Teach SHIT – Sectarianism,Hate, Intolerance & Tribalism.

  10. Moxie says:

    Take a long look at that shitehawk … would you trust him to take care of any child?

  11. Moxie says:

    Making a living by lying to kids.

  12. barriejohn says:

    Moxie et al: I don’t think it really matters what a person looks like. Here is Sir Peter Vardy, the “philanthropist” who has poured millions into Christian schools. He wants to indoctrinate our children, and the government is aiding and abetting him in that aim. Maybe he looks sinister to you!

  13. Paul says:

    I echo Barriejohn.
    It’s what people do based on their beliefs – how one looks is irrelevant. It is actions that matter.

  14. Paul says:

    I mean – the young lady was a Muslim – what does her ‘look’ mean if anything ? It’s what she did and or what she does.

  15. RussellW says:

    Those uppity Kuffars are at it again, what else do they expect? It’s a Muslim school run by Muslims, so naturally the students receive a 7th century education.