CONDEMNS SHOCKING SEXUAL ABUSE
Outrage at actions of
'No place' for sexual abuse in our faith
There should be no place within Britain's Muslim
communities for paedophiles or sexual abusers, said the Secretary General of the
Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)
today, reacting to
news of nine men's guilt in an appalling
The men were found guilty of grooming teenage
girls, following a 10-week trial in
The court heard that these men used alcohol and drugs to help them prey on
vulnerable young women.
"These are despicable and wicked acts which must
not be tolerated within any society or any community," said Farooq Murad,
Secretary General of the
"No abuser should feel safe to hide their actions
within their community," he said. "Our hearts go out to the victims, and our
thanks to the police and those within the community who helped bring this case
"I was outraged when I read of this case. There
can be no justification whatsoever for this evil behaviour. There can be no
religious or cultural explanation. It is simply abuse of humanity."
He called on leaders within all communities to
remain on their guard, create awareness and report such behaviour to the
authorities as their duty.
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with over
500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques,
charities and schools.
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