Pirojpur, Jan 21 (bdnews24.com) — Police have arrested an imam on charges that he violated an 8-year-old female madrasa student at Pirojpur district's Swarupkathi upazila.
Upzila's Qazi Bari Mosque's Imam Mohammar Nurul Islam was arrested after the girl's parents lodged a rape case on Saturday with the Swarupkathi Police Station, police said.
Station's inspector (investigation) Surendranath Adhikari told bdnews24.com that Nurul Islam, a Fazil grade student of the upazila's Sarsina Alia Madrasa, was also presented before the court following his arrest.
According to case details, Islam was appointed to tutor the victim in Arabic. Islam reportedly violated the girl when she was alone at the madrasa in the morning.
Her parents admitted her to upazila health complex after the girl arrived home and fell sick.
After lodging the case, the victim's mother told reporters, "I sent her to the imam to learn Arabic thinking he was a good person. But I did not know this would happen." (Source)
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Imam Charged with Raping Eight-Year-Old Student
Muslims assure us that the spread of Islam will put an end to rape, child molestation, etc. However, given that we regularly find cases of rape, child molestation, etc., being committed by Muslims, how can we believe that Islam is the solution Muslims claim it to be? Should we just take their word for it?