The newest story got here to gentle from the Chair of the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Muhammad Afzal Upal.
“I was six years old when an older male relative sexually abused me. He was visiting our house in Rabwah, Pakistan, the then worldwide headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community,” 51-yr-outdated Upal, an Ahmadi, mentioned in a column.
“Staying quiet is no longer an option for us; the safety of our children depends on us raising our voices and holding our leaders accountable,” he mentioned, as per the report.
Upal’s revelations got here months after these of Nida Ul Nasser, 36, who alleged of being sexually assaulted from early childhood to the age of 25.
She spoke of an extended historical past of sexual abuse by her father and by shut relations of the worldwide chief of the group. Furthermore, a recording surfaced in December of the chief telling her to stay silent or face the system of the Jamaat, which may result in her excommunication. The UK police are investigating Nida’s case, the report mentioned.
Talking to Samaa Digital, Upal mentioned he’s an Ahmadi and is in favour of the system of the Jamaat and needs to make it accountable, clear and protected for his kids in addition to for these of the opposite Ahmadis.
“There were too many other Rabwah boys of my age who were known victims,” he wrote.
Upal claimed to know of 1 case of a boy who lived down the road from him. Being a identified sufferer, he was much more engaging a goal for sexual predators, he mentioned. There was at all times a line-up of older boys from the neighbourhood desirous to take him out to a espresso store or a restaurant, he wrote.
“Instead of taking any action against the abusers, the Jamaat high-ups forced the family of the victim to vacate the residential quarters of Tehrik-e-Jadid, an auxiliary organisation of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, as a punishment of spreading vice’,” in response to Upal, the report mentioned.