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6462

Women's Mosque of America Friday Sermon: Activist Sumaya Abubaker Shares Personal Story, Urges Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Muslim Community to Speak Out (Archival)

April 24, 2015

Women's Mosque of America Friday Sermon: Activist Sumaya Abubaker Shares Personal Story, Urges Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Muslim Community to Speak Out (Archival)

Duration:
05:44
Source:
The Internet - "Women's Mosque of America on YouTube"
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In a Friday sermon delivered at the Women's Mosque of America, activist Sumaya Abubaker of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California talked about sexual abuse in the Muslim community – sometimes perpetrated by imams and Quran teachers – and about the silence surrounding it. Abubaker, herself a survivor of sexual abuse, said that by keeping silent and by the approach of "shame them and blame them" prevalent in society, "we create an environment comfortable...

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