Teacher Sadia Malik Suspended From Cardiff Primary School Over Islamist Extremist Links
Sadia Malik, a special education needs (SEN) coordinator at Cardiff Muslim primary school in Wales has been accused of “actively” promoting a banned hate group in the country’s capital. According to the Sunday Times newspaper, which has accessed a confidential police report, Malik was present at a meeting organised by the Supporters of Tawheed group in January.
The teacher was named a “key subject of interest” by police and linked to extremist Sajid Idris – the head of the group and former spokesman for the banned organisation Islamic Path.
On its website, the Supporters of Tawheed claim: “It is only a matter of time until Islam will prevail in the whole world and this is something that we believe in and are striving to see.”
There is no suggestion Malik’s links to the group have impeded on her work at the school, the Times reported, but the school has launched an investigation.
Malik, who is in her thirties, has publicly backed moves by what was then the Welsh Assembly Government to embrace young people from minority ethnic groups.
She told the BBC in 2005: “It’s always our parents’ generation who get approached. Maybe younger people would be more ready to speak out given the chance.”
Earlier this year, an Islamic teacher came under fire for calling on Welsh muslims to support the fight for Sharia law. Abu Hajar, who leads the same group Malik is allegedly connected to, told a meeting freedom and democracy are “false deities” before the it was broken up in an anti-terror raid.