Barely a few days ago, a teacher named Samuel Paty was beheaded in a school in France for showing a caricature of Prophet Mohammad. Barely a few days have passed of this barbaric act, that recently a 14-year-old minor Muslim student has threatened his history-geography teacher with a similar fate, reports a local French newspaper.
The French police have arrested the student from La Grange du Bois college in Savigny-le-Temple, France after he allegedly told his teacher in class: “I’ll cut you up like Samuel Paty”. According to reports, the teacher, during a class discussion on freedom of expression, showed pictures of demonstrations relating to the attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. This is when the student threatened his teacher with Samual Paty like fate.
The “shocked” teacher alerted the principal of the school , who in turn informed the French police. After being arrested, th student, who was found carrying a black electric pulse pistol, reportedly told the police that he was singing “a rap song about Samuel Paty” by some rapper named Maka.
The teacher who, along with the school authorities filed a written complaint against the student, said that previously on two occasions he had already pardoned the students “behavioural problems”.
The arrested student who has been charged for the offence to threaten to kill another person is also charged for carrying a category D prohibited weapon.
Meanwhile, the Inspectorate of the Seine-et-Marne academy has come out in support of the teacher and said: “A sanction will be taken with regard to the pupil, according to what the disciplinary council decides.”
High-school teacher Samuel Paty beheaded amidst chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Paris
Last month, a high-school teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an Islamic terrorist in the French capital Paris for allegedly shown caricatures of the Prophet of Islam to his students. A Muslim youth stabbed a 47-year-old teacher in his throat while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The attacks occurred at the suburb of Conflans-Saint-Honorine, northwest of Paris on Friday. The terrorist was identified as an 18-year-old Muslim youth, allegedly belonging to Chechnya, Russia. Shockingly, the attacker had also taken to social media to post the images of the victim’s severed head, which was later removed by the authorities.
The barbaric attack on Samuel Paty was a grim reminder on how Islamists have often used Prophet Mohammed cartoons as an excuse to carry out attacks across the globe.
A documentary made by BBC exposed the truth behind Islamic schools run by religious heads in Sudan. A documentary based on 23 schools across Sudan gave shocking facts about the life behind the garb of Islam. Religious schools that proposed to show godly direction was in reality became a hub where five-year-olds became victims of sexual abuse. Popularly called as Khalwas, the documentary showed that the Islamic schools consisted of thousands of children, some as young as 5-years-old are routinely beaten, tortured, sexually abused, shackled in heavy chains.
The shocking revelation came after a journalist working in Sudan for BBC, who was a former khalwa student himself, secretly filmed visits to 23 schools across Sudan over an 18-month period, documenting the routine abuse.
The footage which showed malnourished, unhealthy children being forced to sleep on the floor, inside the Khalwas, even in sweltering conditions has been time and again shared by the news channel. It shows students, some as young as five-years-old, shackled in heavy iron chains and being physically abused. The teachers reportedly whip the children for the slightest of their mistakes.
One of the victims revealed: “We can be in groups of six or seven all chained together, and they [the sheikhs] make us run around in circles. Whenever one of us falls over we have to get up again because they keep whipping us … They say that this is good for us.”
The reports also suggest that the younger boys in these Islamic schools are regularly raped by older students. These Islamic schools are managed by Sheikhs, who are politically so well connected that the impoverished families of these children seldom muster up the courage to register a complaint against the school authorities.
For the uninitiated, Khalwas are traditional Islamic schools in Sudan where children are taught to memorise the Quran. The Islamic schools, which number more than 30,000 across Sudan, are typically run by sheikhs and provide students with food, drink and shelter, for free.
The documentary mainly exposes how two minor boys, Mohamed Nader and Ismail, were imprisoned and tortured for five days, without being given food or water in one Khalwa, al-Khulafaa al-Rashideen, run by some Sheikh Hussein. The boys, who the reporter Al-Hamdani visited in the hospital, were nearly beaten to death.
‘Beating is packed with benefits,’ claims owner of Khalwa
Speaking to the channel, the owner of the school had reportedly admitted that the 14-year-olds had been imprisoned, shackled and beaten in his Khalwa. Though he conceded that hitting the children were wrong, he insisted that the practice of beating and shackling was “packed with benefits”. However, he denied that sexual abuse had been taking place.
Though Sheikh Hussein denied allegations that sexual abuse, including rape, had taken place in his school, one of the victims Mohamed Nader told the BBC the practice was widespread and that he had seen boys being raped by older students of the Islamic school.
Meanwhile, according to the report, four people, including three teachers and the head of the school, Sheikh Hussein, were charged over Mohamed Nader and Ismail’s case, but all were later released on bail and are yet to face trial.
Mohamed Nader’s mother has hoped that after the removal of the Sudanese politician and dictator Omar al-Bashir’s government last year, these atrocities on the children would end and the families of the victims would have a better chance to bringing those responsible to justice.
Though authorities are evaluating the state of Khalwas across Sudan, the minister of religious affairs said that it was impossible to “solve a problem caused by 30 years of the old regime overnight”.
Islamic government of Sudan helping militia groups in the persecution of minorities
Since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been ravaged by war. For years, activists have charged the Islamic government of Sudan with supporting Arab militia groups which in turn attack Christian and traditionalist areas of southern Sudan and force the African captives into slavery.
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