And speaking of beating up on children –
Britain’s madrassas have faced more than 400 allegations of physical abuse in the past three years, a BBC investigation has discovered.
But only a tiny number have led to successful prosecutions.
Some local authorities said community pressure had led families to withdraw
In one physical abuse case in Lambeth, two members of staff at a mosque
allegedly attacked children with pencils and a phone cable – but the victims
later refused to take the case further.
Mustn’t annoy the imam, must we.
Corporal punishment is legal in religious settings, so long as it does not
exceed “reasonable chastisement”.
What does that mean? Corporal punishment is legal in religious settings in particular? Exclusively? At any rate, it’s ridiculous – corporal punishment shouldn’t be legal anywhere. It’s a mistake to trust people to know what’s “reasonable chastisement” and what isn’t.