Sunday, July 08, 2018

Imam jailed for 109 violent attacks on children in Qur’an class

the Times calls Abdul Rauf’s violence “Dickensian,” but it is much more likely to emerge from the culture of violence created by the Qur’an and Sunnah. The holy book that commands adherents to “kill them wherever you find them” (Qur’an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5) and calls for disobedient women to be beaten (4:34) can easily create an atmosphere in which those learning it are slapped, punched or kicked for not memorizing it quickly enough.
“Imam jailed for 109 attacks on children in Koran class,” by Gabriella Swerling, The Times, July 3, 2018:
An imam who used “Dickensian”-style teaching methods at a mosque has been jailed for more than 100 attacks on young boys.
Abdul Rauf, 51, slapped, pushed or kicked the boys aged as young as nine while teaching them the Koran at a mosque in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
The children were too scared to complain of their beatings and the offending was not revealed until one victim told a teacher at his school that he and another boy had been assaulted at the Dar-Ul-Munawar Ghamkol Sharif mosque.
Police were called in October last year and officers seized CCTV of the imam’s classes. They scoured more than 40 hours of tapes and discovered footage of 109 assaults….

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