March 22, 2006

Madrasas could follow Catholic lead

BBC News

Christian churches in the UK have had to tackle child abuse
The Muslim Parliament lobby group is calling for Islamic madrasa schools in Britain to adopt comprehensive policies to stop child abuse.

The madrasas, typically attached to mosques, operate in much the same way as church Sunday schools, offering children instruction in the Koran during evening and weekend classes.

Muslim Parliament head Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui believes Britain's Muslim community could fall victim to the torrent of abuse allegations that have dogged the Catholic Church and other Christian churches in recent years.

The Catholic church in England and Wales tackled the paedophile scandals by commissioning a report from Lord Nolan, a law lord.

Posted by kshaw at March 22, 2006 04:08 PM