Islamic schools' child abuse risk

A BBC investigation has found madrassas in Britain - the part time Islamic schools where Muslim children study the Koran - have faced more than 400 allegations of physical abuse in the past 3 years. One lawyer says these cases are likely to represent just the tip of the iceberg. But pressure from the local muslim community means the cases rarely get to court. Our correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports.

Release date: 20 Oct 2011

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