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Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture

Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘reeducation’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture BEIJING — Kayrat Samarkand says his only “crime” was being a Muslim who had visited neighboring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a “reeducation camp” in China’s western province of Xinjiang for three months. There, ... Read More »

Religion and Politics in South Asia

Religion and Politics in South Asia This collection explores the complex relationship between religion and politics in South Asia. 2017 marks 70 years since the Partition of India, which led to the division between the newly created, and predominantly Muslim state of Pakistan, and modern India with its large Hindu majority. The partition resulted in the largest forced migrations of ... Read More »

Muslims forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in China’s ‘re-education’ camps, former inmate claims

Muslims forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in China’s ‘re-education’ camps, former inmate claims Muslims were detained for re-education by China‘s government and made to eat pork and drink alcohol, according to a former internment camp inmate. Omir Bekali, one among perhaps a million people reportedly arrested and held in mass re-education camps, said he was detained without trial ... Read More »

China bans Muslim children from Quran classes

China bans Muslim children from Quran classes Chinese government authorities have banned Muslim children from attending religious events during winter break, in a county in western China that is mostly populated by Muslims. The notification for the ban has been posted online by the education bureau, as authorities step up their suppression of religious freedoms. School students in Linxia county ... Read More »

Rise of the Islamic university

The rise of the Islamic University Islamic universities are beginning to spring up in countries around the world with new institutions opening in the US, Italy and in some European countries. The aim is to provide higher education for immigrant Muslim communities and to tackle concerns about the spread of extremism among Muslim youth. Academics say the establishment of Islamic ... Read More »

Islamic Education and Islamization: Evolution of Themes, Continuities and New Directions

Islamic Education and Islamization: Evolution of Themes, Continuities and New Directions Drawing on a number of primary and secondary sources, the paper identifies major perspectives and debates on themes, issues, challenges, developments important in the field of Islamic education. Against the backdrop of the rise of religious discourse and politics in the public sphere, this paper (i) discusses the sources ... Read More »

How to manage challenging behaviour in class

How to manage challenging behaviour in class Children with special needs can often be held back by factors which are not related to the disability with which they are born. From an early stage in their development they can be treated differently to their siblings and their peers. While they deserve the respect of being treated the same as all ... Read More »

Minister Bruton Launches Chief Inspector’s Report 2018

Minister Bruton Launches Chief Inspector’s Report 2018 This February, Minister Bruton launched The Chief Inspector’s Report from the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills. The Report summarises the findings from nearly 5,000 inspections in schools and centres for education during the period January 2013 to June 2016. The Report also summarises findings from inspections of Early Years provision ... Read More »

Minister announces new schools to be built

Minister announces new schools to be built The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by his Department into the current and future need for primary and post-primary school places across the country. We ... Read More »

Co-founder of MNS Clonskeagh retires

Co-founder of MNS Clonskeagh retires Ms Asiya Al-Tawash, a co-founder of the Muslim National School Clonskeagh, the first state-funded primary school for Muslim children in Europe, retired from her teaching duties at the end of April 2018, after many years of dedicated service. In order to mark such an important occasion, the pupils and the staff of the MNS Clonskeagh ... Read More »