Muslim condemns sex crime and hate
Sexually perverted people belong to all religions. Islam is no different. Sadly for Muslims, when a sick Muslim commits a sexual crime it’s used as a propaganda tool to attack all Muslims and even Islam by right-wing Islamophobes.
That’s exactly what’s happening with the story of a sick imam in Afghanistan who brutally raped a 10 year old girl in a mosque. Notice the parallels between this account and the accounts of Christian priests and pastors who commit similar sexual crimes on young girls and boys. The difference is, the sick sexual crimes by the Christian leaders are, on the whole, not used as propaganda pieces to attack all Christians and Christianity. This is not the case when a Muslim commits similar sick acts:
Kunduz, Afghanistan: It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex.
But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honor killing in the case – against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.
As a Muslim I condemn the sick sexual crime committed by this imam regardless of where it took place. However the corruption is even more apparent as he committed his crime in a mosque according to the report.
As a Muslim I pray that this girl makes a full recovery and is protected from further harm. Ameen.
We have already seen Islam does not allow rape as per the comments of famous Muslim scholars.
The worry for this Afghan rape victim is that of honor killing now:
Honor killings in rape cases are common in Afghanistan, and are often more important to the victim’s family than vengeance against the attacker. Human rights groups say about 150 honor killings a year come to light, and many more probably go unreported.
Honor killing is another backward practice which learned Muslims have condemned. It’s something that is not allowed in Islam as seen in this video featuring Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Dr Bilal Philips.
All in all, reports of crimes such as these should never be misused for purposes of an anti-Muslim campaign. The ignorant crimes of a Muslim in Afghanistan or wherever is not synonymous with Islam and is not representative of the Muslim global community. Just like the sexual crimes of Christian priests and pastors are not reflective of Christianity and/or other Christians.
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