The National Council of Muslims of Canada (NCCM) has called on the Ontario authorities to correct erroneous statements about Islam in textbooks.

A statement issued by the council yesterday, Thursday, stated that it had sent an objection to the Minister of Education in the Province of Ontario, Stephen Lecce, to correct the obscene statements.

He referred to the "Ontario Virtual School" giving misleading information about the Islamic religion and the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace).

"We all know that sometimes teachers in schools intentionally or unintentionally promote misleading information or problematic views about Muslims in Canada," the statement added, indicating that the latest example of this was witnessed by the Ontario Virtual School.

He added, "The students are taught that Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, wrote the Qur’an in a cave, and that he believed that God came to this cave and spoke with Muhammad, and that he believed that what Muhammad wrote was the Qur’an, and that Muhammad was a military man."

The council confirmed in its statement to the minister that the school provided students with this wrong information, indicating that this example is not the only one in the country.

He stressed that the council called on Minister Lecce to correct information on the Islamic religion in the school curriculum.