We’ve spoken of many topics in our community meetings and services, but one we have yet discussed is the horrific experience of sexual assault and harassment.
I, along with many of you, have watched the most recent events with a heavy heart as we see an increase of this crime and behavior in the world. I will reiterate that this conduct has no home in the muslim community, and within the Islamic Society of Monmouth County.
This serves a reminder that as a community we need to keep talking, learning and helping one another. I am sending this message to members of our community who may have quietly been struggling with this, know that Al-Aman Mosque is a safe- space for worship, prayer and support. For those looking for additional resources I have attached a list of mental health support groups.
The Islamic Society of Monmouth County is working on several initiatives to help educate and bring our community closer together, while navigating through these sensitive conversations and topics. Look out for new seminars and resources that will be rolling out in the next few weeks to keep our community safe and healthy.
Islamic Society Of Monmouth County President,
In addition to the mental health resources we are providing, we have retained outside counsel to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the allegations raised against a former member of our community, The investigation will explore what happened and when, and will seek to ensure that we as a community are doing everything possible to keep our families and our community as safe as possible.
If you have information relating to suspicions of abuse, or any other concerns regarding danger in our community, I would urge you to please contact our independent counsel, whose contact information is below:
Thomas Emala, Esq.
McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia