How much longer will we continue to ignore child abuse and corporal punishment in religious institutions?

Hey everybody read this personal account on Islamic school experience in British society and being subject to physical abuse/humiliation. I’ll write about my own experiences soon 🙂

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At 5am this morning, I read this piece by an anonymous former pupil of an illegal ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Hackney, and my blood has not stopped boiling since. Sadly, I am all too familiar with the experiences described in this article – physical beatings, beatings with sticks, and an emphasis on keeping problems within the community.

Luckily, I did not attend a religious secondary school, though this was not for lack of my parents trying. In fact, I myself went through a brief phase in secondary school where I begged my parents to let me go to a secondary school because I desperately wanted to learn more about the deen and felt this was best done by immersing myself in an Islamic environment. This was around the time I was beginning to grapple with my first doubts about Islam, and I was desperate to try to learn all I…

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