quran teacher beats studentsA short video clip of a Qur’an teacher severely beating his students with a electric cord in a mosque in Saudi Arabia has been widely shared on social media sites.

In the video, the students are seen cowering and shielding their bodies from their teacher’s brutal punishment.

Many people who saw the clip said that the teacher’s actions contradicted the ethics and teachings of Islam.

Many tweeters demanded that the teacher be punished for treating his students with violence, while others have asked for more intense monitoring in Qur’an class rooms to curb such abuse.

Sabq news reported that it was not clear where in Saudi Arabia the incident was filmed.