Why isn’t Islam being investigated by child sex abuse Royal Commission? Calls for probe into female genital mutilation, child brides and claims of underage sex

There are calls for Islamic organisations to be investigated by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The commission has already probed a number of religious organisations in its four-year existence, including Catholics, Anglicans, Pentecostals and Jehovah’s Witnesses, but Islam has so far escaped scrutiny, according to the Herald Sun.

Prominent lawyer Peter Kelso says the commission is intentionally avoiding Islamic groups because ‘there is a culture of fear in that community’.