A few days before she was to commence her Australia/New Zealand tour, Ayaan Hirsi Ali called for all Islamic schools to be shut down. Sharri Markson, now at The Daily Telegraph, conducted the “exclusive interview” with Hirsi Ali.
Markson made the startling claim that, at Islamic schools, “the science curriculum is censored and music and art classes are banned”. The example of only one school, linked to a Saudi financier, was given. Naturally Hirsi Ali’s response was quite tame: “It is child abuse pure and simple. Muslim schools should not be allowed in liberal society." The story showed two graphics featuring Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) just to provide more balance.