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← More than 400 claims of physical abuse on children attending British madrassas

Stevehill's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Stevehill

stuhillman

I'm not disputing the numbers. You may be getting hung up on the term "madrassa", but as far as I can tell most Muslim kids, whilst attending a "normal" UK state school, additionally do "Islamic studies" outside school hours...t a degree that often results in them de-selecting themselves from e.g. their schools' sports teams etc because of hte time commitments.

Many of these Islamic Studies sessions are held on weekends, not uncommonly on UK government premises, such as state schools...

It would be quite reasonable for the government to demand some basic standards of behaviour, and an auditable "non extremist" curriculum, before allowing publicly owned premises to be used to perpetuate child abuse.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:41:29 UTC | #884048