Surprised not to see a thread started on this already.
Today a sermon was read out in approximately five hundred Mosques all over the u.k to reach out to communities condemming sexual abuse and grooming of children.
This comes after a number of high profile cases of Muslim sex gangs preying on underage vunerable white girls. The most recent is the gang of seven members who were jailed days ago operating a gang in Oxford. This gang preyed on young girls in childrens homes aged between eleven and sixteen.
Earlier this year a gang from telford operating in a similar style were jailed in Telford
Clearly these people are not truely religious, Islam does not teach that it is ok to sexually abuse anyone
... but what is happening here? And why?
One Muslim leader suggests
"Dr Taj Hargey, imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation, said race and religion were inextricably linked to the recent spate of grooming rings in which Muslim men have targeted under-age white girls. "
Many others suggest that it is a human problem not a religious one and that we should seperate this from religion/culture/race.
I was listening to a radio show on LBC this afternoon discussing this issue. There were many different perspectives brought into light and i found it very informative. Unfortunately i can't link the podcast as it's membership required to access.
Short video highlighting issue here
Will these sermons help? What to do?