KARACHI--Pakistani police said Tuesday they had rescued 53 students, including children as young as seven, who had been chained in the basement of a madrassa raided by security forces in the port city of Karachi.
Former students including an eight-year-old told AFP they were regularly beaten at the school, which was equipped with chains, hooks and a warren of basement rooms. The head of an education federation called it a "torture cell".
Two children aged seven and another aged about eight were among those rescued, Naeem Akram, deputy inspector general of Karachi police, told AFP.
Madrassas, which provide the poorest families with the only education they can afford, are not tightly regulated in Pakistan and have served as recruitment grounds for the Taliban and other Al-Qaeda-linked terror groups. (Read more.)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Fifty-Three Pakistani Students Rescued from Muslim "Torture Cell" (i.e. "School")
I would comment on this school, but anything I say will be branded "racist," "bigoted," and "Islamophobic." As everyone knows, all cultures and all practices are equal. No one should be judging others, even for torturing children. So I'll just keep quiet this time.