Political correctness is enabling child abuse in the U.K. If Britain truly takes pride in being inclusive and non-discriminatory, authorities will do whatever is necessary to eliminate the abuse shown below, and thus “include” Islamic schools on the same standard of behavior expected of everyone else.
“Slapped: A child receives a sharp blow on the back of the head … The impact of the blow can be heard on the film”
“Threatened: An older pupil holds down a boy while another pupil – put in charge during the teacher’s absence – aims a bench at him”
“Grabbed: Secretly filmed footage from the Markazi Jamia mosque shows a teacher pulling a pupil towards him and striking him on the back”
Once again, will we see appropriate outrage from Britain’s Muslims about this? Or outrage directed instead at the reporting of the abuse? It may come in handy to know that “slander” in Islamic law does not refer saying things that are not true, but rather saying things someone does not want to be known, even if they are true:
Slander (ghiba) means to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike, whether about his body, religion, everyday life, self, disposition, property, son, father, wife, servant, turban, garment, gait, movements, smiling, dissoluteness, frowning, cheerfulness, or anything else connected with him” (Umdat al-Salik, r2.2).