Friday, September 23, 2005

The Dark Side of Madrassas

As if hate-mongering and terrorist indoctrination wasn't enough, Maddrassas in the Muslim World now face serious accusations of child molesting.

The accounts are disturbing: beatings, forced sex and imprisonment with shackles and leg irons. Abuse accusations from hundreds of children sent to study at Islamic schools are prompting growing calls from parents and rights groups for a full-scale investigation.

The silver lining in all this is that these schools are finally being investigated following complaints. Why is this a silver lining? Because when I was living in Saudi Arabia, evreyone and I mean EVREYONE knew these kinds of abuses were widepsread in these schools. But no one dared to raise a protest or a complaint for a fear of backlash from Fundamentalists and the corrupt religious clerks.

The simple fact that complaints were actually submitted and investigations are underway is a good sign that the tide is turning against the Islamic hardliners, but much is still left to be done.

(Hat-Tip, Little Green Footballs).


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