Knowing how gender inequality runs rampant in the Islamic culture, I’m not surprised to learn that an Islamic imam who heads an Islamic school in the Chicago suburb of Elgin has been charged with criminal sexual abuse of a woman and aggravated battery in case involving at least 5 females at the school. He is also facing civil lawsuits from at least 5 females, some of which were minors at the time of the alleged incidents.
Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, age 75, founded the Institute for Islamic Education, a boarding school in Elgin. According to Victor Skinner with EAGNews:
“A 23-year-old former office manager at the Institute of Islamic Education claims in the lawsuit that Saleem’s alleged unwanted advances started shortly after she began work at the school in September 2013. She claims Saleem would stop into her office and ask her to remove her veil to give her hugs, massages and kisses.”
“The visits allegedly continued into the spring, and culminated in April 2014 when Saleem allegedly forced her to sit on his lap and fondled her, according to the lawsuit.”