Islam School Bærum shared links on their facebook page to articles with advice about hitting children as part of their upbringing. The CEO for the school says this is not a part of the school’s policy.
In an article on musliminc.com on how to get pious and obedient children stood among other things that “as a last resort, and if it becomes necessary, you can hit your child,” writes Vårt Land.
Hitting children is against norwegian laws.
Admittedly the article lists up certain restrictions, like you can not hit their face or in the stomach or hit so hard that it causes cuts or bruises. This is not first time it’s been linked to articles about the violence against children may be acceptable under certain conditions.
CEO Imran Mushtaq by Islam School Bærum says he did not know that such content was shared on the school’s facebook page.
– Probably there is a teacher with us who have found some useful points in the article, but have not noticed what it says about violence.
Nurturer Violence is not policy with us, and it does not occur at our school, says Mushtaq, who ensured that the links were removed. When asked if violence against children can be justified by Islam, he says:
– The texts are taken from a foreign context and is not in a Norwegian context. The Prophet is our best example, and he never beat a child throughout his life.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today