This sorta puts me in mind of those gory mock crucifixions the media trots out every year around Easter.
A devout Muslim has been found guilty of child cruelty after forcing two boys to beat themselves during a religious ceremony, in an unprecedented case.Well... I guess that would be hard to argue.
The jury at Manchester Crown Court found 44-year-old Syed Mustafa Zaidi guilty of two counts of child cruelty. The boys, aged 13 and 15, were forced to beat themselves with a zanjeer whip, with five curved blades.
He denied his actions were wrong, saying: "This is a part of our religion."