Qur’an Teacher Who Sexually Abused Young Girls Gets 13 Years in Jail

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Mohammed Haji Sadiq, a part-time imam who taught young kids about the Qur’an at a mosque in Wales, was just sentenced to 13 years in jail for his repeated assaults of four girls between the ages of 5 and 11. He reportedly abused them when they made a mistake in class.

By David G. McAfee | Friendly Atheist

In sentencing Sadiq, who made at least one of his victims attempt suicide, Judge Stephen Hopkins QC said the defendant took advantage of his position:

“Children called you ‘uncle’ as a mark of respect. You are a man in my judgement of some cunning… Beneath the veneer there is a dark and deviant side.”

For those who thought this was only a problem among Catholic priests, this should be a wake-up call. Sexual assaults are all too common within the Muslim tradition, too, and for many of the same reasons as we see in other institutionalized faiths without proper regulation.

For one, a number of Sadiq’s victims reportedly said they couldn’t tell anyone about the abuse because of cultural and religious taboos.

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