A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan. There are nearly 30 000 Islamic schools, known as “khalwas” across Sudan.
The investigation, “The Schools that Chain Boys”, has found that boys as young as five-years-old are routinely chained, shackled and beaten by the “sheikhs”, or religious men in charge of the schools. The investigation also found evidence of sexual abuse.
The following reads like a Monty Python sketch:
When the BBC confronted the sheikh in charge of the boys’ khalwa he admitted that it was wrong to imprison the children but maintained that beating and shackling were “packed with benefits” and that “most khalwas use chaining, not just me.”
Muslims all over the world are going to make their voices heard over this horrible injustice that sullies the name of their super peaceful religion.
Just wait ... any minute now ...