London, June 18 (ANI): Easy Qu'ran Memorizing, a website which aims at providing online Qu'ran lessons to students from Middle East, Europe and North America has the tutor with a track record of being a member of the political arm of a banned terrorist organization.
Mian Shahzib, a hardcore Islamist and long-term follower of the UN proscribed Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) teaching Qu'ran to British pupils through his website has raised concerns about religious radicals spreading their messages through children, The Guardian reports.
Shahzib has earlier prepared young JuD militants and his job was to motivate them with religious teachings and to fill their heads with tales of Indian soldiers raping Muslim women. He was briefly arrested after falling out with his old mentor, Hafiz Saeed.
According to the report, Shahzib is no longer an active member of JuD but follows the 'philosophy' of the group.
Easy Qu'ran Memorizing, Faiz-e-Quran, one of the larger online religious education companies, and other such companies are increasingly trending in the west where people find it convenient to have online lessons, which provide more one-on-one tuition.
Owner of Faiz-e-Quran, Sultan Chaudri, said that it is difficult to scrutinize all the 13 teachers who work for his company to ensure radicals are not employed.
Chaudri said that earlier parents were reluctant to send their children to a Maulvi in Pakistan fearing he may teach bad things, but with online education there is no such risk because they can see the lessons in front of their eyes.
Chaudri who does not let the tutors use webcam fearing teachers falling in love with the lady of the house or daughter, said that the business is fragmenting, and there are also some dishonest companies which with teachers striking off on their own to establish 'one computer academies' often poach customers of his company, the report added. (ANI)