Tariq Ahmad, 35, has been charged with rape and sexual abuse of his pupils. He was head of private Islamic high school Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Florida. His alleged victims were female students aged 14 and 15 when the abuse began. Police are trying to hunt the former teacher who fled after hearing charges.
What we find interesting is that school officials said they “offer prayers for the well-being of all our students,” but did nothing to stop the abuse. It is also noteworthy that sexual abuse of women and children is condoned throughout much of Islam.
Police are hunting the former head teacher of a private Islamic school accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female students. Tariq Ahmad, 35, who worked at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Florida, has been charged with five first degree counts after the alleged abuse which left one student needing ‘substantial surgical repair’.
The girls were aged 14 and 15 when Ahmad allegedly forced them into sexual relationships, according to a lawsuit.
Their attorneys said Ahmed would use text messages, social media and even code on the chalk boards in the classroom to set up meetings with the girls. They also claim the Academy officials knew of Ahmed’s illegal conduct for years and did nothing until now.
Pembroke Pines police said the alleged incidents occurred between 2006 and 2008, but the pupils only came forward after years of therapy. In a statement, the school said: ‘Recently, we have become aware of disturbing allegations regarding a former teacher of Nur-ul-Islam Academy. ‘These allegations relate to alleged acts of the teacher six to eight years ago, which did not occur on the school’s premise, concerning at least one former student of the Academy.
‘Upon learning of these allegations, the Academy immediately suspended the teacher’s employment, barred him from any further contact with Academy students and has since terminated his employment with the Academy.
‘Although none of the acts are alleged to have occurred on the Academy’s campus, such acts, if true, clearly violate the conduct policy of the Academy, along with being a gross dereliction of the high level of moral character the Academy expects from its faculty. ‘The Academy’s primary concern is to foster a safe and caring environment for all of its students, in which they can flourish personally and academically.
‘The Academy, therefore, has undertaken a full review of its policies to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to further ensure the safety of our students.
‘In the spirit of Islamic teachings, we offer prayers for the well-being of all our students, current and former.’
Attorney Scott Mager said: ‘There was significant sexual abuse, intercourse and other inappropriate behaviour such that one of the students had to have substantial surgical repair of that (private) area. It’s horrific.
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