- Text smaller
- Text bigger
A University of Washington neurobiology student charged with child rape after being accused of picking up a 12-year-old girl from the Seattle streets and taking her to his apartment has been identified as a volunteer with a leading Islamic activist organization.
And he’s blaming the child for the alleged assault.
According to Pamela Geller, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, suspect Omar Abdelbadie is a volunteer with the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The Answering Muslims apologetics website said Abdelbadie was born in Egypt but has lived in the U.S. for the past eight years. In addition to volunteering with CAIR-Washington, he promotes interfaith unity as vice-president of Bridges, the University of Washington’s interfaith council.
According to SeattlePI.com, Abdelbadie claimed the child “seduced” him after he brought her to his apartment.
The digital paper said Abdelbadie told police the girl was dressed “provocatively” when he met her on the university district’s main thoroughfare. He allegedly admitted he ‘hooked up’ with the girl, but would not say whether he knew her true age, SeattlePI.com reported.
“There are many, many cases all the time of sexual predators taking advantage of underage girls,” wrote Geller. “This one, however, has two elements that show traces of the effects that Islamic supremacism can have on a human mind. Abdelbadie claims that this 12-year-old girl ‘seduced’ him – an idea that might occur easily to someone who, following Muhammad’s example, sees girls as young as nine as sex objects. Also, he claims she was dressed ‘provocatively.'”
Geller noted many Muslim clerics have justified sexual abuse of women by saying that they brought it on themselves with their immodest dress.
“Muslim men in Islamic cultures have no obligation to control themselves,” she wrote. “Women have to make sure they don’t get attacked by not ‘provoking’ the men. This little girl was a victim of that mentality.”
Geller, author of “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America,” said it’s the “same modus operandi behind the scores of Muslim child sex trafficking gangs in Europe.”
“Vulnerable preteen plied with drugs and alcohol. Sex jihad …. this is how it starts.”
SeattlePI.com said according to the girl’s account, Abedelbadie approached her and started talking to her, then asked her to smoke marijuana with him.
Abdelbadie, 22, a University of Washington senior, was described by prosecutors as a threat to community safety, despite his lack of a criminal record, SeattlePI.com said.