Didn’t you just love a good field trip when you were a kid in school? You know, going to the planetarium to watch a presentation on the solar system. Or visiting a ranch and getting to feed a smelly goat. Those were the days. But, unfortunately, not all field trips are the bee’s knees. Sometimes you go on a field trip to visit a radical Islamist imam who would gladly extinguish your life functions if afforded the opportunity. Like this UK elementary school did…
Children from a London primary school spent a two-day school trip with an imam described by a British High Court as supportive of “extremist Islamic positions.” Aged between six to eight, the children from Kilmorie Primary School met with Shakeel Begg to discuss Islam at the Lewisham Islamic Centre on March 21 and 22.
Begg gained notoriety as the imam of the mosque attended by the killers of British army soldier Lee Rigby in 2013. Details and images of the visit were posted to the center’s website, reported the Telegraph, but have since been removed.
The center’s web page describes Begg as being impressed with the keenness of the children to test his knowledge of Islam and their understanding of “the many shared beliefs and values of different faith communities.” Kilmorie school’s Sally Kelly defended the visit, saying it promoted “the British values of tolerance of people of different faiths and beliefs and the learning is part of the National Curriculum.”