O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.
Two weeks ago, among a Kurdish/Turkish Spring attempt, and constant bombings, something (another) terrible happened in Turkey. In a small city named Karaman, which is a conservative city, an Islamic foundation named as Ensar Foundation (a foundation which is dedicated to instill Islamic values via education, also which has significant connections with Erdogan family and the ruling party of Turkey, the Justice and Progress Party.), a teacher has raped 45 boys. The boys are primary school students and their ages change between 9-10.
But that was just the beginning. According to the prosecutor, the accused one had raped a lot of children since 2014. The worse thing is according to the foundation and Turkish Ministry of Education, he is a very successful class teacher and well-known conservative figure at the city of Karaman. Also, this is not the first time that Ensar Foundation is accused with rape incidents.
Things got even worser. The government (Ministry of Justice) had acted like there is something to protect, and issued a gag order. After that, the Ensar Foundation begun to vehemently reject the rape incident. As if this weren’t enough, the Ministry of Justice had attempted to relieve the prosecutor from his duties, but stepped back because of reactions from public.
What are you trying to hide away?
According to Turkish Legal Medicine Association, 10 of these poor children has symptoms of rape, but we don’t know about the other poor children, because of the gag order. Also, some family members said that the government had not allowed the other children to be examined, if this accusation is true, there is a very serious problem.
Also, there is a massive backlash from the pro-government side. A representative from the Justice and Progress Party claimed that there were no rapes, one day later another one admitted the rape, but according to him, perpetrators were leftists. At the same time, government affiliated social media accounts claim that rapist teacher is a member of the Gulenist movement.
Choose now ladies and gentlemen; did it happened, or not? And who did this? Leftists, Gulenists, or both?
After that, the State actively tries to prevent the flow of information. Another Justice and Progress Party representative declared that he is sided with Ensar Foundation even if they raped all children at their foundation. Another one decried that even if the foundation re-admits the incident he still would not believe it.
It is not over yet. Sena Ramazanoglu, the Minister of Family and Social Policy, had actively defended the Ensar Foundation. She said:
They (i.e. the opposition) try to interrelate this incident with a foundation which they make us proud with their work. This incident, no matter it is tragic, can not be a reason for denigration of our foundation.
Mrs. Minister, What are you try to hide? We know that Ensar Foundation has accomplished some important things at Turkish education, and it is a deep-rooted foundation, nevertheless there is an admitted rape case, and the rapist was arrested.
But the problem is (y)our government try to cover up something extremely terrible.
Is there a group of rapists lurking behind the doors?
Are hundreds of children has been abused?
Why you issued a gag order?
Why you tried to relieve prosecutor from his duties?
Why you rejected a notice of motion about the investigation of this tragic incident with your votes at the Turkish assembly?
Then why you suddenly, but hesitantly accepted the opposition’s offer to create a commission for investigation?
Why you pressured against the victims’ families to step back in return of 10.000 Turkish Liras (about 3.500 US Dollars)?
Why governor of Karaman and director of education of Karaman stated that they could not talk no matter it becomes worse?
Your followers would attack us with that we should not expose our fellow’s Muslims’ sins. As a Muslim, I have not to expose my fellow Muslim brothers’ and sisters’ (even non-Muslims if necessary) sins. But, I can not hide the truth, I can not cover up.
Nonetheless, okay, I will not ask these questions. I shall only ask one question only:
WHAT WILL YOU TELL THESE POOR CHILDREN AT THE AFTERLIFE WHEN THEY CALLED YOU AS RESPONSIBLE?
Our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
The one who withholds the truth is a mute devil.
P.S: They just gave to Turkish leftoids a great excuse to attack Turkey and Islam. Look at the Twitter hashtags of StopChildRapeInTurkey and ChildAbusersProtectedInTurkey