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Education in Egypt, Shariah Style--Islamic Teachers Beat Children

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The harder the OIC pushes for a worldwide caliphate governed by Shariah, the more we will see Shariah creep into the West. Where there is Shariah, there is violation of human rights. To protect our children and others against abuse from Shariah in the Wes

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Beth S (330)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:34 am
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Article from Canada Free Press:

Why is it that we so often hear of Muslim children being subjected to severe physical abuse in Madrassahs or Islamic educational institutions, in Islamic countries and here in the West? Instead of receiving bad marks on their school papers for alleged poor academic performance, these children are instead receiving bad marks on their frail little bodies from their teachers, sometimes to the point of death.

Here’s why. Hitting children is religiously mandated in Islam and is often quite severe. According to the following Hadith on prayer (Abu-Dawud): ”The Prophet said: ‘Command your children to pray when they reach the age of seven and hit them if they if they do not do so by the age of ten…’ “

Similarly, in the Umdat al-Salik or Reliance of the Traveller —a 14th century manual of Islamic law certified in 1991 as a reliable guide to Sunni Islam by Cairo’s al-Azhar University, Egypt’s highest religious authority—we find the following: “F1.2—When a child with discrimination (O: meaning he can eat, drink, and clean himself after using the toilet unassisted) is seven years of age, he is ordered to perform the prayer, and when ten, is beaten for neglecting it (N: not severely, but so as to discipline the child, and not more than three blows).”

In line with the two above-mentioned venerated Islamic texts, is Fatwa 127233—“How do we smack children to make them pray” (Fatwa Noor ‘ala al-Darb, 13/2 by Shaykh al-Fawzaan), which states that: “Smacking (lightly) is one of the means of child rearing. The teacher may smack, the trainer may smack, the guardian may smack for disciplinary purposes…” And the same Fatwa 127233 (Fatwa al-Subki, 1/379) states that: “With regard to smacking a child for not praying, it is stipulated that the smacking should be light and should not be painful and should not break the skin or break a tooth or bone. It should be on the back or the hand and the like, and the face is to be avoided because it is forbidden to strike it, because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) forbade that. It should not be more than ten blows, and it should be done for the purpose of discipline and teaching. So he (the parent etc) should not show his desire to punish, except when there is a need to show that, such as if the child is turning away from prayer and forsaking it, and the like.”

Given these three highly venerated Islamic sources, is it any wonder why a seven-year Muslim old boy was beaten to death and then set on fire by his own mother in the UK in July 2010 simply because he had trouble memorizing the Koran? According to the aforementioned Islamic texts, it is an obligation for parents and teachers to hit children for prayer neglect, because the Prophet Mohammed deemed it so. For those strict followers of the Koran and the Sunnah (how the Prophet lived his life), the Prophet is viewed as the sacred role model of all mankind, to be emulated in every way. Whatever He says, goes. Therefore, child beating becomes allowed for prayer neglect at the age of ten.

However, sanctioning child beating under one circumstance and beginning at a certain age, is effectively a green light to beat children under other circumstances at any age. Violations lead to more violence. An 11-year-old Egyptian boy was kicked to death in 2008 for not doing his Math homework. His killer was sentenced to only a six year prison term. In 2011, an Egyptian kindergarten teacher was arrested for repeatedly hitting five to six-year-old petrified and crying children with a wooden ruler, hitting the girls harder while yanking them by the hair.

In Egypt, educators continue to inflict pain upon their students despite the 2008 amendment to Egypt’s Child Law, Article 96, which stipulates that an educator who hurts a child at a school or care institution will receive a six-month prison sentence. This inhumane way of disciplining students is not restricted to Egypt, nor is it restricted to countries governed by Shariah, but also exists in Islamic schools throughout the Western world.

In January of this year, a female Islamic teacher was caught on video at an undisclosed location, hitting the hands and whipping the soles of the feet of her young crying students who were recoiling at the pain from the wooden bat. And just this past week, an Egyptian teacher was video-recorded beating one of his students outside a school. Where is the humanity?

Humane laws of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are not meant to be followed in Egypt or in other pro-Shariah countries. Why? Because in countries governed by Shariah, all man-made laws, which include our basic human rights and freedoms, run counter to Shariah, the laws of Allah, and are superseded and made obsolete.

Shariah Law has been established as the supreme law of the land, for all countries, for all peoples, by the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, which was issued by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 1990. Man-made laws therefore carry no validity in Shariah countries and are subject to Shariah. Following man-made laws is considered apostasy from Islam. In some Islamic countries, like Pakistan and Iran, apostasy is punishable by death.

The recent Islamist ascent to power throughout Africa and parts of Asia brings with it a strict implementation of Shariah. It should come as no surprise that Islamic teachers in not only Islamic countries, but Western countries as well, are allowed to beat children in Islamic schools because it is religiously mandated in Islam, by the Prophet himself.

The harder the OIC pushes for a worldwide caliphate governed by Shariah, the more we will see Shariah creep into the West. Where there is Shariah, there is violation of human rights. To protect our children and others against abuse from Shariah in the Western world, we must push for legislation that will ban the implementation of Shariah in our state, province or region, while we still have the freedoms to do so…for now.

Lee Hampton (15)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:57 am
That video is horrendous! No wonder Arab kids turn out to be abusive adults. SHAMEFUL treatment of children. Teachers in Western countries would be jailed!

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:22 pm
Islam was born in the pits of hell.
It is bound on diminishing humans, and destroying all that is human in a child or woman.
Mohamed must be laughing his head off from that very special place in hell, created for him and hitler.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:32 pm
Disgusting pigs is what they are! Human life abusers!! Their day will come and their living hell will last for eternity! That's the only solace one can feel!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:42 pm
Crying .

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:45 pm
with Tears. Blessings for these Totally Innocent Children.

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:47 pm
Horrible. Did anyone else notice what sounded like some chuckling by those who were filming?

. (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
I couldn't watch the whole thing; It was simply horrible.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:33 pm
If this is what their teachers are like, God help these poor kids. No wonder they turn into suicide bombers.
The video is horrific, Beth but thanks for posting it. It needs to be viewed far and wide.

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:35 pm
This child abuse is absolutely disgraceful!!!!!!!!!!
Sharia law is inhumane!!!!!

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:14 pm
In an incredibly violent society....violence against children would be expected, wouldn't it?

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:38 am
Sounds familiar

Mother jailed for life for beating son to death for not learning Qur'an

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 7:23 am
I just do not understand how any country is accepting muslims now with the beliefs that they have their shariah law and the cruelty they inflict on others They are treated as just having another religion but to me its more like an evil cult There are many religions here and no one else acts like this The muslims make a mockery of the human rights act They should all be put on a ship and sent back to wherever!! Thank God we werent born in to a muslim family when they treat their children this way and their women

tiffany t (142)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:37 pm
I watched this video in horror last night and forgot to comment or note. Why are children allowed to be treated this way, early form of conditioning? I cannot believe that the parents are aware and do not stop this

Beth S (330)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:56 pm
Tiffany and Carol,

These are good questions. The cruelty is pervasive. Generation after generation is raised this way, and they know no other, or if they do, they don't think a different way is better. It's very frightening and not at all isolated to Egypt either. This type of violence runs throughout virtually all Islamic cultures, and that includes wife beating. There is a strong need for a scape goat in the face of Islamic impotence. Women, children, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims of other sects, etc., provide the scapegoats.

Children are easy to pick on. They are physically and mentally powerless to fight back, and it results in children who grow up to be blindly obedient and become bullies themselves.

It is sick and tragic and deserves a lot of exposure, as we are fed propaganda about the religion of peace.


Erika M (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:22 pm
oh please, I was beat a helluva a lot worse than that by my mother as a kid. Catholic nuns dispense the same or worse treatment to students in their charge. The man was NOT beating those kids, wacking them with a ruler yes, but not beating them. I get so sick of people here getting all high and mighty when people of another culture do the same damn things they do, its bad when Muslims do it but, if a christian does it its okay. spare me your holier than thou routine

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:25 pm
I'm just at a loss for words. That doesn't happen often!

Tammy B (9)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:47 pm
oh my goodness!

Marcel E (347)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:57 pm

Beth S (330)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:02 pm
This is but one example, Erika M, and it is a videotaped one. Reports abound of actual beatings of Muslim children in Islamic schools around the world, and not occasionally to death. The beatings are the norm, not an aberration.

In the U.S., Catholic schools are not allowed to administer corporal punishment anymore. Those days are gone. However, Islam is not prone to change. In some Scandinavian countries, parents are not even allowed to hit their own children. Times are a'changing.

There were several disturbing things in this video to me, beyond the hitting.

One clearly was the more the children cried, the more they were hit, as though they were being punished for simply responding to the pain and fear. Also the younger the children the more they were hit. The teacher seemed to have it out especially for the little girls, whose hair he pulled repeatedly, as though that was the purpose for it being in ponytails, so that he could grab and yank it more easily.

A second disturbing things was that the children were all hit EVEN THOUGH they completed their school assignment apparently without any errors.

Contrast this with students who were hit in Catholic parochial schools because they didn't do an assignment, misbehaved or they had some other infraction perceived or otherwise.

This was clearly not the case in the Egyptian classroom. There was no disrespect, no not doing the classwork, no mistakes on the classwork, no misbehavior. So what were they being hit and having hair pulled for? It appeared to be simply for inducing fear and/or malice.

The third thing that gave me the creeps was as the little girl who was being hit and consequently cried the most, the guy who was filming the scene was SNICKERING. He thought it was FUNNY. I'm sorry you're sick of it people being upset about this whole scene, Erika, but it made me cry.

You sound like you have a high tolerance for violence. I wonder if you are or have been the same kind of mother to your kids as your mother was to you.

Russell R (87)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:09 pm
Two others at the desk with him and two @-holes filming it and laughing about it.
I am really lost for words on this one, especially after seeing that there were two others at his desk to supervise this grading system. Its the two with the camera I would like to get on camera when good ole American Justice is served!

Fatah of Moham must be 18 or over

This is Hilarious > a must see for all non-mullu men - you just may want to convert after seeing this:)
What awaits Muslim Males in Heaven

May Allah come to take you to his Brothel in Paradise

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:20 pm
Watching this has made me feel physically sick. How can he do that to little children that are crying? Where is his humanity. I thought a person's first instinct would be to protect children, not inflict pain on them.
A teacher is supposed to be kind and patient, not monstrous.

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:20 pm
Erika M.,

Perhaps this would be okay with you if this was your child in this recent video of an Egyptian teacher BEATING and kicking a student? No rulers here for a slap. Watch this and tell us what you think. This okay?

Or maybe you think that torture of Egyptian children is okay.

and accompanying Egyptian website of people who have had enough!

Lots of videos here you might be sick of.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:22 pm
This guy is a sadist, hitting defenceless children, cannot understand how the guy who filmed could continue to film giggling all along!

ilja c (48)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:34 pm
I met several high educated persons from Egypt (educated at North) and they were
extremelly kind and tolerant to kids !? Not long ago British school apply this method too. Confused.

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:18 pm

Beth S (330)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:32 pm
Simply put, there was a good part of a century of Western influence in Egypt in many areas. If you look at pictures of female Egyptian college students in the 1950s, none of them had their hair covered. Abayas weren't worn either, and they even sported pants and short sleeves. Upper class, educated Egyptian society had been educated by Westerners, specifically Americans who were responsible for setting up a number of schools in some Arab countries even earlier. In many ways, upper class and upper middle classes had been influenced by Western philosophy, science, military principles, etc. Modernization and a call for land reform was embraced by Nasser. However, after Egypt's military being routed in the '67 war, Nasser came to the belief that Egypt lost so badly because Egyptians had strayed so far from Islam. Nasser and subsequent presidents of Egypt had very ambivalent ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. Anyway, there was still a very cosmopolitan crowd and that may be the type of people you were acquainted with.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:58 pm

Caroline S (78)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:37 am
Breaks my heart to see. Horrible.
I'm sick of people who use religion to justify the unjustifiable

Kerrie G (116)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:52 am
Noted, thanks.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:23 pm

Wendy C (67)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:46 pm
Disturbing and disgusting.

Billie C (2)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 10:27 pm
how else are they going to keep their people in the life of barbarians. they have stayed in the dark ages and have no wish to evolve. lock them away and toss the key. castrate all the men and boys and they will disappear in a few years.
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