Child Torture at a Mosque School?

Remembering the hysterical coverage of the McMartin Preschool case back in the ’80s, some skepticism about this report is warranted. Still, if such things were to happen anywhere, a masjid school would be a prime candidate.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this news video about allegations of child beatings at an Ohio mosque:

Below is the accompanying article from WBNS-TV:

Allegations of Child Abuse At Religious School of Mosque

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An investigation is underway after teachers at a Westerville school reported allegations of child abuse at a mosque.

Westerville police said the accusations came from children, who are 8, 9, and 10 years old.

A normal day of school at Mark Twain Elementary in Westerville took quite the turn, when several students in a class of mostly Somalis learning English, entered a discussion.

According to a Westerville Police report, the allegations were discovered after children told their teachers about the alleged actions at their religious school, which is part of the Masjid As-Salaamah mosque on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus.

According to the police report, it all started when the teacher said how impressed she was with their knowledge of the Quran.

In response, one of the students told her that, at their religious school, “if they do not learn their religious passages as they are instructed,” they are sometimes “chained to a wall by their wrists and ankles and beaten with a long stick.”

10TV spoke with a founding board member of the mosque, who said they never knew about any of the allegations until Franklin County Children Services stepped in.

“We understand the seriousness of this,” said Mahdi Warsama, Masjid As-Salaamah Board Member.

After an internal investigation involving speaking to teachers and parents, Warsama said, “we couldn’t find anything to support these allegations.”

The police report states that another student told his teacher he witnessed beatings, was “beaten with a belt on his legs,” and saw another student, who “had his head stepped on for complaining of a headache.”

“We understand that these are innocent kids. These things cannot happen in our watch,” said Warsama. “If there is any merit to these allegations, I assure you, Masjid As-Salaamah will deal with it professionally, and swiftly, and responsibly.”

Westerville School says their policy is for teachers to report any allegations of child abuse. 10TV tried to speak with those teachers, but so far they have not responded to the requests.

Westerville School released the following statement: “Given the nature of the information shared by students with their teacher, school officials were obligated to immediately file a report with the authorities, which they did. Those authorities have determined that an investigation is merited.”

Columbus police said the investigation is ongoing.

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3 thoughts on “Child Torture at a Mosque School?

  1. Should they not be primarily looking for physical evidence … chains, hooks in the walls ,etc. ?

  2. Sorry, but I’m a believer in the guilt of the McMartin defendants. I’ve read both sides and the abuse allegations are credible, the news media performed a well-planned attack (involving out-and-out lies concerning the timeline of events), Hollywood came to the rescue (never a good sign, as that industry’s jam-packed with powerful pedophiles), and the lead investigator “committed suicide” the night before his testimony.

    Also: check out the Franklin Scandal, the Elm Guest House scandal, the Jimmy Savile scandal (where the BBC is still stonewalling until it all goes away), and Haute de la Garenne. It’s a sick world out there. Pedophiles are organized, well-connected, influential, and exceedingly powerful, and use the public’s desire “not to think about it” to get away with creating Hell on Earth.

    • At least one local Pennsylvania school system that received money from Jerry Sandusky’s charity ‘supplied’ Jerry Sandusky with young boys – by releasing young boys to his physical custody to take the young boys off-premises – during the school day – without parent or guardian knowledge or permission….

      There is also speculation that Jerry Sandusky may have been involved in ‘supplying’ boys to top donors at Penn State (presumably in exchange for large donations – but maybe just an exchange of evil) – much like the claims that Hollywood moguls pass around young male child actors and stars from pedophile to pedophile.

      In any case, it was awfully convenient for any investigation of charges that Sandusky’s longtime boss Joe Paterno suddenly died of a curable cancer that he was fully expected to survive….

      “He [Paterno] was Penn State’s leading fund-raiser, eliciting over $1 billion during his tenure there. ” – Yahoo Sports

      “In November, shortly after he was fired in the wake of child sex abuse allegations against former longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky, Paterno was diagnosed with what his family said was a treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.” – LA Times

      For an interesting article, Google Lame Cherry Joe Paterno.

      “October 28, 2013 – Penn State announces that they have reached settlements with what it calls 26 victims of Jerry Sandusky, and the amount paid by the university totals $59.7 million.” – CNN Penn State Scandal Fast Facts

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