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Sadistic Muslim teacher caged for 13 years for child sex abuse

Sadistic Muslim teacher caged for 13 years for child sex abuse

Mohammed Haji Sadiq, 81, who taught Koran studies at a mosque in Wales, was sentenced yesterday (Friday) to 13 years in jail for sexually assaulting young girls.

Sadiq, who worked at the Madina Mosque for more than 30 years, denied 15 counts of indecent and sexual assault, but was found guilty of all but one count by a jury after his trial.

Judge Stephen Hopkins QC said:

You have not and you are still not showing any remorse at all for what you did. You appear to have no understanding of the harm and humiliation you inflicted on four young children.

Opening the case, prosecutor Suzanne Thomas said:

It was while he was teaching at the mosque, the prosecution say, that the defendant took advantage of his position.

The court heard that 81-year-old Sadiq created a culture where physical punishment was “normal”.

Prosecutors said he was a member of the Cardiff mosque until it was destroyed by fire in 2006.

The court heard the boys and girls in the class would call Sadiq “uncle” as a sign of respect.

The allegations involved four alleged victims and related to the period between 1996 and 2006.

Mike Jenkin, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said:

These women have shown remarkable courage in coming forward to speak about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Mohammed Haji Sadiq when they were young girls.

Sadiq was a respected figure in the community with considerable influence and power which makes the bravery of his victims all the more admirable.

The evidence given by these women meant the prosecution was able to present a compelling case to the jury, resulting in the guilty verdicts.

An NSPCC spokesman said:

This was an appalling breach of trust and Sadiq has rightly received a significant prison sentence for these heinous offences. He abused his authority and the faith placed in him to carry out a succession of sexual assaults against vulnerable children.

Clearly Sadiq’s actions have had a huge impact on his victims, both at the time and since, but it is thanks to their bravery that he has been brought to justice.

It is absolutely right that people who suffered child sexual abuse know where to turn for support and feel confident that their voices will be heard, no matter how much time has passed since their ordeal.

The BBC adds that the part-time imam abused his pupils if they made a mistake while reciting the Koran and would use a stick as a form of punishment in class, hitting people over the hand or hard on the back.

Some of his victims said they were afraid to attend the mosque because of his abuse. One said she had attempted to take her own life because of the abuse.

In victim impact statements read to the court, others said they felt they could not tell anyone about the abuse because of the culture they grew up in.

The court heard one victim feared the consequences of speaking out following Sadiq’s conviction. She said:

Due to my religion it was very difficult, almost impossible to tell anyone what had happened. In the Muslim religion we do not talk about personal matters.

7 responses to “Sadistic Muslim teacher caged for 13 years for child sex abuse”

  1. L.Long says:

    Another example of the evils of religion and also the evil that is in the adult believers!!! Where were their damned parents??? OH! Right! They are muslins too so its OK!?!?!

  2. Johan says:

    Due to my religion it was very difficult, almost impossible to tell anyone what had happened. In the Muslim religion we do not talk about personal matters.

    That just about sums it up. Tell and I will hit you more and Allah will burn you in hell. And your patents will not believe you.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of devout parents still expose their kids to clerical abuse.

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    “Whoever has a wife under nine years old cannot penetrate her, whether she is his permanent wife or his temporary wife. But other forms of sexual pleasure are allowed, such as lustful touching, embracing, or rubbing the penis on the thigh of the girl, even if she is an infant still. And if the baby’s vagina is so badly damaged that the bladder and urethra “become the same”.he penetrates her before she is nine year old, and her hymen is not broken, he has only sinned, and if he has only sinned, but if he has, then she will be forbidden to him forever, and [he has to pay for her her entire life (I summarized here)].”

    Khomeini. But of course just because a Muslim leader says something in harmony with over a thousand years of Islamic practice and in agreement with the actions and words of the founder of Islam – that doesn’t mean it has anything to do with Islam, and doesn’t explain why Mr. Sadiq has not a moment of regret or remorse. It’s a mystery why the incidents of rape and abuse and terror are so much higher than they used to be in Europe. Nobody knows. It simply can’t be related to Islam. It just can’t.

  4. L.Long says:

    I find it very sad that a bunch of ahole parents will think their own kids are lying demons & believe an ahole con man!!! Both of my kids and now my G’kids are taught to kick hard into the balls and then full punch to face and then run away!!!

  5. Angela_K says:

    Meanwhile in the neo-theocracy that is the USA: 200,000 children were married during the last fifteen years.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/200000-children-married-us-15-years-child-marriage-child-brides-new-jersey-chris-christie-a7830266.html

  6. Richard Wheldon says:

    ‘Caged’????? Do we really have to descend to the level of the tabloid press? It’s an important story, and you are right to report it, but more careful use of language would be an improvement.

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