School in rad­i­cal Is­lam link

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY SI­MON ROCKER

HARINGEY COUN­CIL has sus­pended fund­ing to an Is­lamic pri­mary school whose back­ers have been linked to the rad­i­cal group Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HUT).

The Is­lamic Shak­siyah Foun­da­tion, which runs schools in Tot­ten­ham, north Lon­don, and in Slough, re­ceived £113,411 of gov­ern­ment ed­u­ca­tional grants in 2007/8, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Cen­tre for So­cial Co­he­sion due out this week.

It named ISF trustees Farah Ahmed andYus­raHamil­tonas­mem­ber­sof HUT, a group which Shadow Home Sec­re­tary Chris Grayling said he would ban.

A Haringey spokesman said: “We have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion which will re­port swiftly and have sus­pended fund­ing pend­ing that out­come.”

A spokesman for HUT re­sponded; “We do not run the Is­lamic Shak­siyah Foun­da­tion or any other school, and have never run any school. We do not, and have never, re­ceived any form of gov­ern­ment fund­ing. It is well known that Hizb ut-Tahrir never ac­cepts any fund­ing from any gov­ern­ment.”

Mrs Hamil­ton is mar­ried to HUT ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber Taji Mustafa. In Septem­ber, Mr Mustafa, urg­ing the lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine at a Lon­don rally, asked: “Will we die for that?”

ISF said it was a “com­pletely in­de­pen­dent” body not in­flu­enced by any other or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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