– Ansar Ali, Together Against Grooming campaign
We have been horrified by the details that have emerged from recent court cases and as Muslims we feel a natural responsibility to condemn and tackle this crime.
Sexual grooming and child abuse afflicts all sections of society and is perpetrated by people of all ethnic groups.
The Koran and traditions of our Prophet exhort us to act against evil and injustice, and create just societies. This is the start of what will be a nationwide project in which we seek to work with others to eradicate this practice from all communities.
Hundreds of mosques across the UK are delivered sermons to hundreds of thousands of Muslims condemning street grooming by gangs. Imams and religious leaders will highlight how the Koran condemns all forms of sexual indecency.