Wednesday, March 22, 2006


A report by the Muslim Parliament of Great Britian paints a not too pretty picture of Muslim schooling:
Muslim children attending the country's 700 mosque schools, or madrasas, are exposed to "significant risk of harm" because few obey legally-required child protection measures, a report said on Wednesday.
Some form of child abuse is likely in any large organization handling lots of kids. But it isn't right for government to encourage abuse by turning a culturally sensitive blind eye:
The madrasas teach basic Islam to around 100,000 Muslim children in Britain in after-school classes, with some of the mosque schools having attendances of over 500.

But only a handful of local authorities have insisted the mosque schools meet their child protection obligations under the Children Act 1989.
Better to put the kiddies at risk than offend imams.


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