13th February 2011

“When I was growing up as a Muslim, my religious teachers at my school and madrasa used to tell us that a righteous Muslim parent must ask his or her children to follow their religious duties at the age of eight and pressure them at the age of ten. If they continue to refuse, beat them at the age of twelve.”

Alamgir Hussain

4 Responses to “13th February 2011”

  1. GreatEighthSin Says:

    And at age 14…..

    I wonder when they Christian right will adopt this attitude. They are well on their path to doing so. Too bad the American majority is still heavily against them.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    I think it’s a compelling argument against religion that the majority of people continue with the dogma in which they were brought up. This quotation illustrates one of the reasons why.