|Lebanese-Muslim Rapist |
Ahmad Chamma at Court.
The man, 26, allegedly met a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter region in 2013 and became involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with her. The pair then allegedly moved to a house in Sydney's southwest, where they continued the relationship.
Police claim the man and child were married in an Islamic ceremony in NSW earlier this year and the girl is now 13. He was charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child between 10 and 14 years.
The sexual assaults took place between January 1 and February 4. Wearing a striped polo shirt and a black beard, the man made a brief appearance at Burwood Local Court on Friday and spoke via an Arabic interpreter.
He made no application for bail and it was formally refused. The court heard he will make a bail application during his next court appearance on February 12 at the same court. NSW Community Services Minister Pru Goward said the case was brought to the attention of authorities by Centrelink.
Ms Goward said anecdotal evidence suggests forced marriages between children and adults was an ongoing issue among Sydney Muslim communities. "This is a very secretive practice ... but it is not an unknown practice," she said.
"I understand there are actually a significant number of unlawful, unregistered marriages to underaged girls in NSW, particularly in western Sydney, southwest Sydney and the Blue Mountains."
The girl has been taken into state care.
|For a devout Muslim there is nothing wrong in Raping a child as their|
Prophet Mohammad had exemplarily done it before.
THE Muslim convert father of the 12-year-old girl at the centre of a child sex case following her “marriage” to a 26-year-old foreigner confessed his unhappiness at their union, but said “it was not my decision”.
He also addressed public outrage on the case following the 26-year-old Lebanese man’s arrest on Thursday, saying he might “cop a little bit of abuse off people but I will have to cope with that”.
“She was crying like I have never heard before, they were telling her she couldn’t see (the man) today or tomorrow or possibly forever,’’ he said. “She’s being restrained against her will in foster care. “There’s nothing I can do at the moment, I’ve got the feeling she might die because she’s so hurt by all of this.”
The pair met at a Hunter Valley mosque late last year after the 26-year-old came to Australia to study at a nearby university. He approached the mosque about marrying the girl but the Newcastle Muslim Association president Bikash “Shahriar” Paul said he was turned away because it was illegal and “wrong”.
He then approached the girl's father — who converted to Islam about 18 years ago following a battle with drugs, gambling and alcohol abuse — through an intermediary, who told him of the man’s intentions.
He initially refused but agreed to let him come to his house to meet his daughter. He said it was almost over before it began when she found out he was 26, but she changed her mind.
“She was saying she wanted to get married, I said before there was going to be problems because he was from Lebanon,’’ the father said. “I told him to go back to Lebanon, not nastily.”
The girl's father said his initial concerns were more religiously guided than the man's or his daughter's ages. However, he said the only way they could be in any type of relationship, let alone in the same room unchaperoned, under “my interpretation of the Koran” was if they were married.
“My daughter was not going to change her mind, I couldn’t talk her out of it,’’ he said. “Him being 26 was not a big concern to me because I was not marrying him. I was not happy with it but it was not my decision.”
He said the couple moved to western Sydney after the marriage. He said they tried to enrol his daughter at a local high school but were told to go to Centrelink to ascertain her guardianship.
|Ahmad Chamma (26), Lebanese-Muslim Paedo-Rapist.|
Her father, who was interviewed and released without charge, said he knew people would ask how could he let his 12-year-old daughter live with an older man, let alone marry him, but he didn’t “want to stop her happiness”.
The Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward said on Friday she was horrified by the case. “In this country, little girls have rights and in particular they have the right to a childhood free from this kind of abuse,” she said.
|Imam Riaz Tasawar the enabler of child marriage.|
According to New South Wales Community Services Minister Pru Goward, child marriages are not uncommon in the area, even if they’ve gone under the legal radar.
|Controversial Newcastle Mosque where Imam Riaz Tasawar works.|
|Australian Imams Council criticizing media not the Imam and Leb-Muslim Child-rapist.|
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