Sunday, October 01, 2006

Have Yourself a Merry Little School Inspector

From the Evening Standard:
A hardline Muslim teacher who caused a furore by denouncing pupils for celebrating Christmas has been made a Government schools inspector.

Israr Khan's Ofsted appointment was described by a former colleague as 'absolutely astonishing'.

Mr Khan, now headmaster of an Islamic school, launched into his tirade during a concert rehearsal at Washwood Heath Secondary School in Birmingham in 1996 after the choir including around 40 Muslim youngsters, had sung a number of popular Christmas songs, including carols.

He leapt from his seat, yelling: "Who is your God? Why are you saying Jesus and Jesus Christ? God is not your God - it is Allah."…

It has been claimed that Washwood Heath school was then a 'hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism'. Rashid Rauf - the airline terror bomb suspect whose extradition is currently being sought from Pakistan - was a pupil there at that time…

A former Washwood Heath colleague laughed openly when told of Mr Khan's role as an Ofsted inspector where he has the responsibility for passing or failing schools.

He said: "Given the man's history, it's absolutely astonishing. It's just the cheek of the man that he's been able to reach that position. He always was an extremely clever man.

"He gave me many insights into the Islamic cause and their hatred of the US and the Western World. He had a big support base among some of the Muslim parents.

"But there were some very influential, radical elements at Washwood Heath at that time and Israr Khan was very close to all that."
More on the Christmas carol incident:
Israr Khan, a Muslim teacher of maths at Washwood Heath Secondary School, Birmingham, left children in tears after accusing Muslim pupils of betraying their religion by singing carols. The carol which Mr Khan interrupted was Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. During the carol concert rehearsal, Mr Khan stood up and shouted: "Who is your God?" Jim Collins, the school’s headteacher, said: "Following an interruption at a rehearsal at the school, an incident occurred involving a member of staff. This is now subject to internal investigation at the school." Yayha Yacob, of Birmingham’s Islamic Resource Centre, said it was up to individual Muslim children whether they took part in celebrating christmas or not. He said of Mr Khan: "I just cannot understand why he did not raise his concerns earlier with leaders of the choir" (Guardian, 19.12.96). Oxy Malik, an 18-year old Muslim student at the school, said: "The concert was going fine and then the teacher just stood up and shouted over the kids singing. He said ‘Excuse me, there are Muslim boys and girls in this choir who are saying that Jesus is their God by taking part. This is totally wrong’". According to Oxy Malik, Mr Khan then shouted at the younger pupils watching and: "Everybody started clapping and shouting ‘Allah’. All the white girls walked out as well as some of the Asian girls - they looked really upset. I disagree with what he said. Islam teaches you to respect all religions and we also see Jesus as a prophet" (Times, 19.12.96, Daily Telegraph, 19.12.96)
Another quote from the above student, from a 1997 ISIC bulletin (pdf file - page 7):
Oxy Malik, an 18-year old pupil at the school, stated that Mr Khan, who is arranging a school pilgrimage to Mecca, is "very religious. Ever since he's been here he's been preaching Islam to us when he should be teaching us maths."
He's already the headmaster of one school and governor of another. Now he has the power to determine whether or not other schools receive favourable Ofsted reports, and what "improvements" they will have to make. Isn't that just great?

(Little Bulldogs also comments.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's the problem? An educated man, dedicated to his religion and obviuosly well balanced - chip on both shoulders -becomes a school inspector. Another triumph for forward looking new NuLiebour!

1:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apart from the fact that he interrupted a pagan ritual passing itself off as a Xtian festival in 1997, what's the big deal? Does it have any bearing on his abilities, after all, it's quoted that he is an extremely clever man.

1:36 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

"He had a big support base among some of the Muslim parents."

So those parents wouldn't be part of the "vast moderate majority" then?

1:55 pm  
Anonymous Umbongo said...


No they wouldn't: but there again, where is this "vast moderate majority"? The last time they were heard of was in the imaginations of the leaders of the three major parties and those who run our police.

3:20 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

That was my point, umbongo. I am still waiting to see this "vast moderate majority" identified.

3:57 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

I keep making the point that if there were really a vast moderate majority, such overwhelming numbers would not find it difficult to control the "tiny minority" of the self-detonating community.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that there are 25,000 yo-yos on self-detonating lessons in Britain.

That leaves more than two million adults who definitely know who they are because they all live at home with mummy and daddy and 95 siblings - none of whom notices the company Mohammad is keeping these days. And how interested he has become in bombs and chemicals.

4:04 pm  
Anonymous monkeytango said...

England really has gone to the dogs when this Western-hating bigot can rise to a position of such influence. He's a clever man all right - clever at imposing his poisonous views on innocent children and gullible adults. Never mind, if he gets his way, we can all have ourselves a 'Merry Little Bus Blast'. Verity, I also keep looking for these 'moderates', but so far they've been very quiet...

4:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realise that interrupting a Xmas carol equates to blowing people up.

The silly logic of this narrative is probably the reason why sensible parents don't engage in it.

Which makes for some very sad Jewbags whining on about why people don't take them seriously.


4:29 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

Anonymous 4:29 Go back to Comment Is Free and cease trying to join in conversations held by civilised people from the advanced, englightened West. You don't understand the frames of reference.

And we don't want a Muslim in Ofsted or any position other than shoe-shine boy.

Why not make another visit to LGF (I see you've only been once today), where they're also carrying the story and some of the comments are rather - uh - strong. Funny how normal people just don't take to mohammedans or their cult.

5:01 pm  
Anonymous Umbongo said...


I suppose we must include anonymous 4:29 as part of the moderate majority - now where's no. 2?

5:37 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

No, anonymous 4:29 is definitely not part of this famous "moderate majority". He is quite the little iconoclast.

I thought inciting racial hatred, as in referring to Jews as Jewbags, was against the law?

BTW Anonymous (but not really), many people here, certainly including me, number Jews among their close friends and are admiring of Israel. Many of us regard mohammedanism with contempt and would be interested in seeing it downgraded to cult status. You know, like Scientology. And like Jim Jones's group in Guyana, but without the KoolAid. Oh, wait a minute ...!

5:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apart from being a racis, what anonymous No 1 is missing here is that the issue is not just that this guy disrupted a carol service rehearsal (so much for 'the need to be sensitive about other people's religious beliefs'...) but that the school of which he is headmaster has failed abysmally at the last Ofsted inspection.

So a guy who has been criticised by Ofsted for running the school in his charge in the worst possible way is now being put in charge of school inspection.

Do you get this simple point, Mr Anonymous, or is it too much for your rabid bias to get?

6:08 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

In addition, Idayot, a carol service is an act of worship to God. The impertinence of this primitive in disrupting a Christian carol service in a Christian country absolutely beggars belief.

Well, I take that back. It would beggar belief if anyone else did it, but as it was a mohammedan, our credulity is hardly stretched.

No probs if I burst into a mosque shouting and carrying on during Friday prayers, I assume?

6:39 pm  
Blogger Lou Minatti said...

Sharia law will be in force throughout the UK and continental Europe within 20 years. That's just a fact. The only question remains: What will you do? You can pay a special tax, convert to Islam, or have your head cut off. It's your decision.

8:57 pm  
Anonymous DofF said...

lou minatti

you left out another option..kill the bastards

9:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the civilised, advanced West. Yes, you did use the latest, most sophisticated methods to gas those Jewbags - not like those barbarians in the East - to Wagner.

Very civilised.

The muzzies, being terribly unsophisticated you understand, haven't quite got the hang of that - yet.

10:44 pm  
Anonymous me said...

Let it go folks, you're going nowhere. Isn't the point of this to try to find the intelligentzia who promoted this failed messianic maniac to a position in OFSted, examine their credentials, then expose the entire cluster-fuck to the oxygen of publicity?

12:06 am  
Anonymous DofF said...

actually anon the rise of the nazi regime was an anti-renaissance, totally contradictory with western civilisation not unlike communism and todays left.

see the nazis relationship with the islamists as two similar forces.

these ragheads are just nazis with less fashion sense and uglier.

1:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid idiots selling our country out to the cult of islam.

9:04 am  
Anonymous verity said...

Anonymous 10:44 - who is not anonymous at all as we all recognise the virulence of an individual who posts regularly on Comment Is Free in equally clumsy English. Very busy, although he does have a day job - for which he has no qualifications.

The tide is going out and the muslims are going to be stranded on the quicksands - to the intense amusement of the indigenous British, and integrated immigrants like the Jews and Hindus.

I think we are all enjoying Pakistan being found out. To the surprise of absolutely no one.

5:45 pm  

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