An internationally-prominent critic of Islam is calling on Australia to shut down Muslim schools and has likened them to child abuse.
Somali-born atheist writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is touring Australia next month, said the curriculum of these schools was incompatible with liberal, secular values.
Ms Ali, a former Dutch politician and refugee who is also a former Muslim, cited how Islamic schools restricted science lessons and banned art and music classes.
'It is child abuse pure and simple,' she told The Daily Telegraph.
'Muslim schools should not be allowed in liberal society.
'These Muslim schools they take opportunity away from the children, they should be banned.' [Daily Mail] Read more