How many death threats were issued by Catholic Church officials during their own abuse scandal? The difference here is a function of the resistance to self-criticism that is pandemic in the Islamic world. Aamer Liaquat Hussain deserves gratitude for standing up against this. From the BBC, with thanks to LGF:
A Pakistani minister has revealed hundreds of cases of alleged child sex abuse at Islamic schools, or madrassas.
There were 500 complaints this year of abuse allegedly committed by clerics, Aamer Liaquat Hussain, a minister in the religious affairs department, said.
That compares with 2,000 last year, but as yet there have been no successful prosecutions, Mr Hussain told the BBC.
The minister’s revelations have sparked death threats and infuriated some religious political leaders.
Mr Hussain said he had received death threats from clerics, but that he had done his job and his conscience was clear.