Mesquita fechada e imã preso em Ibiza

Ao que parece, o imã aplicava castigos corporais às crianças: batia com uma vara na cabeça, mãos e costas. Alguns fiéis, que enviavam os filhos para a escola em funcionamento na mesquita, não parecem preocupados com os alegados maus-tratos às crianças; afinal de contas, os miúdos iam à mesquita para aprender a religião muçulmana e a cultura árabe. Via Women Against Shariah.
DUBAI (Al Arabiya) Amplify’d from http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/07/20/114359.html Spanish authorities closed a mosque in the island of Ibiza and arrested its imam after charging him with beating several Muslim students in the mosque school, local press reported. The Spanish Civil Guard closed the main mosque in the town of Sant Antoni, located in the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, and arrested its imam Kharin , who is of Moroccan origins, on charges of mistreating and beating 12 students at the School of Arab Culture, the Spanish language newspaper Diario de Ibiza reported. Sant Antoni local police started conducting investigations about the imam after receiving several complaints from parents who reported that their children were being beaten with a stick on their heads, arms, and backs while taking their Arab culture lessons in the mosque’s school. Muslims on the island were taken by surprise although most of them declined to talk to the press amid reports that the police cautioned them against doing so in order not to tarnish Spain’s image as far as liberties and freedom of faith are concerned. Those who agreed to speak to the press expressed their disappointment about the closure of the mosque where they take their children in order to learn the Quran and Arab history and culture. Moroccan-born Anissa, who wears the Islamic headscarf, enrolled her four-year old girl in the school and is one of the very few Muslims who agreed to speak to the press. “I send my little girl to the mosque to learn about her religion and culture,” she told the Diario. “I also went there to pray and learn more about Islam. Now, neither can be done.”

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