Australia: another imam, another child in forced marriage

Imam accused of marrying off 14-year-old girl

Another child wedding:

A girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 34-year-old man she was forced to marry was just 14 at the time, a Melbourne court has heard. 

Mohammad Shakir, 34, is accused of having sex with the girl between September 30 and October 1, 2016, following their wedding, which was conducted by former imam Ibrahim Omerdic. 

The girl is in a “fragile state” and has “ongoing health issues”, prosecutor Ranjani Padmanabhan told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday…

Mr Omerdic, 61, imam of the Bosnian Islamic Society and Noble Park Mosque, was stood down after his November arrest and later sacked.

In January, the Board of Imams Victoria issued a statement against forced and child marriages, saying they are illegal and all Muslims are required to respect Australian law.

2 thoughts on “Australia: another imam, another child in forced marriage”

  1. I can only shake my head when I see all these women out protestng against any criticism of Islam or any steps the govt. takes to screen muslim immigrants based on their beliefs. The Trump administration will have to have balls of steel to take on the left becuase they are relentless and machiavellian.

  2. Yet again it takes a right wing commentator to raise this issue!
    Where are all the leftist feminists, anti child abuse advocates and the media who would be usually in a total state of hysteria over anything remotely connected with any conservative that had anything to do with such an disgusting practice. But yet again because it is Islam they all get temporary blindness, deafness and become mute! Way to go guys! Hypocrites.

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