A Facebook post by Kerala journalist VP Rajeena on sexual abuse at a Madarasaa has attracted heavy abuse and vile comments, with most of the abuse and threats coming from social media users.
While some accused her of spreading Islamaphobia, others chose to get lewd and disturbingly personal. Instead of a debate on child sexual abuse, many used Facebook and Twitter to shoot the messenger.
And then there were umpteen comments that indulged in typical victim blaming. Here are some of the most disturbing and disgusting responses she has been getting on her controversial FB post.
(The girl in pink: Ustaad took a stick and poked the girls sitting on my left and rightThe girl in blue: Why did he spare you who were sitting in the middle? Was he your father?)
( I would like to ask Regina whether you continue to study in that Madrassa and whether you informed your parents. Or, did you just stay there, enjoying the Ustaad’s behaviour to you?)
(When news reports of fathers sexually abusing their daughters comes on a daily basis, why have you not feared for your daughter who goes out with your husband?)
(We too studied in Madrassas like you but never had any experiences like the one you vomited out. These non-stories are only providing a stick to Islam haters to bash our religion).
(You enjoyed when he touched you. Now for cheap publicity you do this).
(Regina is now joyous for the admirers she has gained after writing about an incident that happened many years ago, that too with a pinch of salt, masala and spice).
(She is mad. Such teachers are there in schools and colleges, not just madarassas. But she won't see all that).