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← Prayer refusal pupils 'disciplined'

Dinah's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Dinah

I'll probably be accused of having a sense of humour crisis, but if I were a parent and my children were ordered to pray to Allah and then punished for being 'disrespecful' to the Prophet if they refused, I'd be hopping mad about it too. It doesn't matter what the motivations of the teacher were. Even if he or she was sending the whole thing up, the children wouldn't realise that. To me, it's out of order, unacceptable, and amounts to child abuse. I have no idea whether the children who refused to take part did so just to be 'naughty' or because they felt what they were being asked to do was wrong, but it was fortunate they did refuse, or the matter might not have brought to the attention of the authorities.

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:46:00 UTC | #194317