Islamic preacher who runs “Peace Educational Foundation” schools arrested for use of hate spewing textbooks

Kerala Islamic preacher held for spreading hate through schools says others used the same textbook

On Sunday, immigration officials at the international airport in Hyderabad detained MM Akbar, an Islamic preacher and managing director of the Peace Educational Foundation, and handed him over to the Kerala Police.

The foundation runs 11 schools in Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep. According to Akbar, it caters to over 6,000 students, mostly Muslims, while non-Muslims constitute 60% of its teachers.

On October 8, 2016, the Kerala Police had raided the foundation’s school in Chakkarapparambu in Kochi, Ernakulam district, and confiscated the Class 2 Islamic Studies textbook, alleging it had “objectionable content”. Fearing arrest, Akbar had shifted his base to Doha, the capital of Qatar.

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