Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Chicago Muslim School Head Charged With Sexual Abuse of Female Staffer and Students
AP reported yesterday that 75-year old Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, founder and long-time head of the suburban Chicago Institute of Islamic Education, has been criminally charged with sexually abusing a female school employee beginning in 2012. Saleem denies the allegations. Saleem has also been sued civilly by the female victim and three female former-students who also allege sexual abuse dating back as early as the 1980's. Saleem is considered a leading Islamic scholar in the U.S. The civil suit charges the school with failure to protect students and asks for over $1.5 million in damages.