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How Spiritual Abuse Was Used to Silence Rape Allegations at Britain’s Biggest Mosque

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and religious and spiritual abuse. The Ahmadiya sect behind Britain’s biggest and most influential mosque has been hit with rape allegations involving its members. There are claims that the mosque’s “spiritual leader,” Mirza Masroor Ahmad, told the alleged victim that she shouldn’t take her allegations to the police…

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Mia Khalifa Talks Being Groomed for Sexual Exploitation

A month ago, content subscription service OnlyFans announced they were banning all sexually explicit content across their platform. However, these plans were axed after millions spoke out, threatening to boycott the site. Leading up to and in the midst of this, several current/former adult actresses spoke out against those who had sexually manipulated them. The…


This Muslim Author Tackles Sexual Abuse Through Education

Violence against children encompasses all forms of violence against those under the age of 18, regardless of who the perpetrator may be. According to a 2016 study, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children globally – over half of all children – between the ages of 2-17 have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional…


‘The Letters’: Talking About Sexual Abuse

Trigger warning:   This article contains references to sexual abuse and rape. Sexual abuse continues to plague Arab and Muslim American communities, as it does all communities, because like any form of abuse, it doesn’t discriminate. Cultural traditions that emphasize collectivism, where the institution of the family takes precedence over the individual, have been reproduced…


How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

Statement courtesy of the PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA:                                   NEW YORK, NY— The public discourse around the accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has included troubling, harmful rhetoric and misinformation about sexual assault and survivors…