Unlike sexual abuse in the Catholic Church or any other religious group, there won’t be any movies or national media coverage. Meanwhile, Texas has been enriched by yet more immigrants. And now our court system is being enriched by this alleged abuser.
Imam Mohamed Omar Ali is charged with three counts of indecency with a child and one count of sexual assault of a child, according to Fort Bend County officials.
Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Somalia, was arrested on January 3, 2020.
“We do believe that he’s been in several of the victim’s homes,” said Michael Alexander, lead detective of the case for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. “That’s part of what he does, he goes to people’s homes and teaches Quran lessons and that’s how he comes into contact with a lot of people is through some of the mosques and then he eventually goes to their homes.”
Ali spent time as a religious leader in multiple mosques in Houston and Fort Bend County, although officials wouldn’t specify which locations.
But he was an expert on the Koran.
“Even though Mohammad Ali was not an official employee of Fort Bend area mosques, his reputation as an expert on the Quran helped him gain the trust of adults which he then abused in order to hurt the children he was hired to teach,” he said, and applauded the survivors of Ali who came forward.
As an expert on the Koran, I’m sure he knew the age at which Mohammed married and sexually abused Aisha.