February 5, 2006


Guess how the mullah tackled
Forgetful boys? He had them shackled!
Then they were underfed,
And beaten nearly dead,
“For not memorizing the Koran”, he cackled!

Telegraph.co.uk 05/02/06: Pakistani police have issued an arrest warrant for a mullah at one of the country's Islamic schools after two young pupils claimed to have been beaten up and kept in chains for failing to memorise Koranic scripture. Mohammad Ammar, eight, and Ahsan Mawia, 10, were found crawling through the streets in shackles in the dead of night after fleeing in terror from a strict school in Karachi. The pair were in a "hysterical state" and showed "visible sign of torture", according to police who examined them. Read the story here

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