The religious school offers degrees that are validated be Middlesex University.
The students spoke to The Times on condition that they remain anonymous. (Gee, I wonder why...) They spend two days a week as religious students and three days on university courses.
Here's where it starts to get even more interesting.
The Hawza Ilmiyya and Islamic College for Advanced Studies (ICAS) share the same building, and they also share a single fundraising arm, the Irshad Trust. One of the managing trustees is Abdolhossein Moezi, an Iranian cleric and personal representative of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the 'supreme' religious leader of Iran.
Huh. Iran is funneling money into British-backed degrees that teach that Brits and other nonMuslims are "filth, pigs and dogs."
But wait, it gets better...
The text that upsets the anonymous students is the core work in the Introduction to Islamic Law class that was written by Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, a 13th century Islamic scholar. The Hawza Ilmiyya website states that "the module aims tofamiliarizee the student with the basic rules of Islamic law as structured by al-Hilli."
Besides likening unbelievers to filth, the al-Hilli text includes a chapter on jihad, setting down the conditions under which Muslims are supposed to fight Jews and Christians.
So Britain is certifying degrees on jihad funded by Iran?
Where's my ibuproferen. No, skip that. Where's the whiskey?