Australia’s biggest Islamic school, in Sydney’s south west, has been stripped of its federal funding, due to concerns over its use of taxpayer money. There are concerns that the money provided to the school by the state, has been used for purposes other than education. This is particularly concerning, given that the organisation that runs the school, the Australian Federation on Islamic Councils, proposed an introduction of Sharia into the Australian legal system, barely 5 years ago.
Regardless of if the money was being misused for an insidious purpose, I praise the federal government in its removal of funding. It is important that we take a stand against institutions and groups which take advantage of our generosity, whether they by Islamic or non Islamic.