Concerns raised about possible ISIS recruitment at Durban school

2016-04-14 13:09
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Pietermaritzburg - Was Islamic State (Isis) on a recruitment drive at a Durban High School on Wednesday?

That’s the question that authorities are seeking to answer after worried parents at Northwood High School raised concerns about what they feel is an extremist DVD and pamphlets that were distributed to the pupils there by visitors to the school.

The school’s deputy principal Reggie Govender told The Witness a group of visitors had been given permission to speak to the school’s Muslim Students’ Association but were later taken to address a group of Grade 12 boys on Wednesday.  That was where they handed out a DVD which depicted a talk by a Durban Muslim Ahmed Deedat who is believed to have had links to Osama Bin Laden. 

Govender said the teacher who allowed the group to speak to the Grade 12s had been placed on a leave of absence while their investigation was completed. He said many concerned parents had called both him and the principal about the incident and that they were working with the Department of Education and the police, who had already questioned the teacher concerned.

“The school is treating this very seriously. The police will track down the names of those who came to the school and take it from there.”  - More in tomorrow’s Witness. 

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