The country’s largest Muslim school is under investigation for the way it has spent public money after complaints were made to officials during a review.
The probe into Al-Madinah school in Mangere comes after financial auditors raised concerns last year around the principal’s frequent overseas trips, and about a lack of transparency between the finances of the school and its owner, the Islamic Education and Dawah Trust.
However, the school’s principal, Asin Ali, says the school is confident it has done no wrong and is working to get to the bottom of the issues and ensure the complaints are resolved.
Al-Madinah is a Muslim school with 550 students at both primary and secondary level. It has previously had governance issues, but a commissioner handed the school back to the board in 2011 and recent ERO reports have expressed confidence in their leadership.
However the school’s 2013 financial audit noted a lack of clarity, with several transactions relating to the trust being accounted for on the school’s ledger. The audit report said it was difficult to distinguish for which entity fundraising was done, and asked for better transparency.
Auditors also raised concerns about the principal’s overseas trips. Mr Ali travelled to Australia, Fiji, and the United Kingdom during 2013 and 2014, at a cost of up to $10,000 to the school.
Auditors said they were unable to identify the business purpose for two of the expense claims, and that in one case the amount of the expense claim exceeded the amount of supporting documentation.
They noted the trips were said to be to allow staff to study the Islamic curriculum in schools overseas or to promote the school, but the outcomes weren’t always clear.
“It should be transparent to the school and the parents what benefit the school obtained from any overseas trips,” the audit said.
Protesters are expected to descend on the Chinese consulate in Sydney today to rally against the Chinese invasion of the Australian property market.
Leaflets attacking Chinese property buyers as greedy foreign invaders who are pricing locals out of the market have been distributed to thousands of homes in Sydney’s lower north shore and inner west this week.
The rally-promoting flyers were organised by a group called the Party for Freedom whose leader Nick Folkes has denied being racist.
It seems illogical that the very people whose ancestors made South Africa work are now leaving in droves.
In Rhodesia now called Zimbabwe, the whites were targeted by black gangs and the Marxist government under Robert Mugabe. Many left after legally purchased land was stolen from them by Mugabe the white hater.
Now Rhodesia is in a total mess and even though Mugabe still hates Britain and whites he gladly receives millions each year from Britain in Foreign Aid.
Back in South Africa, slowly the same movement of whites out of the country is growing. This after some say that they are requesting “the right to return home” after claims they are facing “ethnic cleansing”.
The Daily Express in an article stated that; The online call to action demands the European Commission (EC) allows all white South Africans to obtain automatic European citizenship.
The petition has already gained more than 1,000 supporters in just half a day.
Rodrigo de Campos, who started the campaign, is gaining support for his belief that the “white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions” at the hands of the ruling ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party and “various individual anti-white aggressors”.
He also says: “Over 4000 white farmers have been brutally murdered, often including torture and rape and mutilation.”
In growing numbers other whites want out of the ANC disaster in South Africa, one such person is Matty de Bruyn, from Cape Town, who said: “There is no hope for the white man in South Africa.”
Britain should help those who came from British ancestry to resettle back in our land. Most of these people are hard working and have skills.
Far better we take Christian whites of British ancestry than the continued flood of Islamic asylum seekers and Africans with little skills or money.
Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking “white” pupils to attend their schools and help their integration.
Around 100 schoolchildren — Arabs, Turks, Africans, Moroccans — accompanied by their parents and teachers, wore provocative dazzling white T-shirts emblazoned with “Is this white enough for you?”.
Being put to rest in the place they call home is behind a request from Nelson’s Muslim community to get a burial area in a local cemetery.
At the moment the nearest Muslim burial area is in Blenheim and the approximately 100 plots are earmarked for Muslims living in Blenheim, Mowjood said.
She said the community had to follow the Islamic burial practice of washing and shrouding the body and doing prayers before the burial, all within 24 hours.
“The Nelson Hospital very kindly offered a room to do the washing of the body and shrouding, I must really acknowledge Nelson Hospital for allowing us to do that.
She said the difficulty made her wonder if there should be a site in a Nelson cemetery for the burial of local Muslim community members, so she wrote a submission to Nelson City Council’s long-term plan.
“I think in a way it is in recognition of the diversity of migrants who come to the city. It’s about beliefs, culture and diversity and acknowledging that.”
She said Nelson and New Zealand were moving forward in terms of accepting diversity, and they were accommodating and tolerant of different religions.
“It doesn’t mean you lose the identity of being a New Zealander, I call myself a New Zealander. We bring about a richness when we integrate the cultures.”
The reason the community of around 60 want a separate burial area is to do with Islamic tradition.
“When we pray we face the Holy City of Mecca, so when Muslims are deceased they have to be buried facing Qibla (Mecca). That’s one of the main reasons,” Mowjood said.
“Also the beautiful thing about it is in a Muslim burial you wash the body, then you shroud it and there’s no casket required, that’s another reason.”
Council staff are looking at options and will report back to councillors once they have further investigated the topic.
Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of speakers at publishing’s annual national conventions highlighted the whiteness of the industry itself. BookCon’s selection of four white, male authors for a discussion of children’s books helped lead to the formation of the grassroots advocacy group We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and the hasty assembly of the panel “The World Agrees: We Need Diverse Books.”
Panels include “In Search of Diverse Book Buyers,” about the African-American market, and “The Diversity of Success: How Publishers Create Captivating Stories.” Oh will be moderating “WNDB Presents: Diversity, Be the Change You Want to See.”
As civic-minded Australians we cannot remain passive and watch while damage is donetoournation,ourcommunitiesandourfamilies.Wewillmakeastandforwhat is right, just and not negotiable; values our forefathers worked, bled and died for.Lobbyingpoliticians,writingsubmissions,informingand rallyingothersare worthwhile activities which may change opinions and influence policies over time.
However,whilevolunteeringourtimetoinformabouttheimpactofIslamon Australia,we concededthat majorpartiesarenotpreparedtodiscussthe divisiveness of multiculturalism and the de-construction of Western civilisation.
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