By Theodore Shoebat
A ten year old boy in Pakistan was beaten and horrifically tortured for refusing to do labor in a mosque. Here is a photo of the boy in the hospital:
A 10-year-old boy in Pakistan was allegedly tortured with a stick by his Islamic school teacher after he refused to do construction work on a mosque in the Punjab province.
The Pakistani news site Dawn.com reported that the boy, named only as Tayyab, who is a student at Jamia Ishadal Quran seminary in the Noorpur village in the town of Pakpattan, was brutally beaten by an Islamic cleric until he passed out on Sunday.
Rozi Khan, Tayyab’s father, told local media that he was alerted that his son was being physically assaulted when two of his son’s classmates came to him and told him that Tayyab was being held by the cleric.
Khan said he rushed over to the school to find his son unconscious and then rushed him to a nearby medical center for treatment. Khan added that he has come to the understanding that his son was beaten because he declined to work as a laborer in the construction of a mosque.
“I rushed to the seminary and found my son beaten with sticks,” Khan explained. “Tayyab fainted due to torture and I shifted him to the rural health center.”
The medical center stated that Tayyab had a number of wounds on his back that are consistent with being been flogged with a sticks.
Khan added that he has asked local policing authorities involved in the investigation to hold the cleric accountable for his actions.
While it’s unknown whether the cleric who tortured Tayyab will be arrested, charged or even convicted if he is charged, authorities in Pakistan don’t have a good track record of holding radical Muslim attackers of innocent children or religious minorities accountable for their criminal actions.