Missionary Abuses Over 200 Children
There are a lot of people who believe that Islam is the only faith facing issues with extremism. The reality is, any large group of people will statistically always have at least one bad apple or more. Unfortunately, a Christian missionary by the name of Richard Huckle committed sexual abuse of over 200 children, both boys and girls. The abuses happened in the Muslim majority country of Malaysia, where the missionary specifically targeted underprivileged children.
The BBC reports:
Huckle, a practising Christian, first visited Malaysia on a teaching gap year when he was 18 or 19. He then went on to groom children while doing voluntary work.
Investigators uncovered numerous indecent pictures and videos Huckle took of himself abusing girls and boys. More than 20,000 indecent images were found on his computer.
Huckle wrote a paedophile manual called “Paedophiles And Poverty: Child Lover Guide”, as well as a series of notes in which he detailed rapes and various sex acts.
The intent of this post is not to demonize Christians or the Christian faith, but to highlight the fact that all faiths have adherents in their congregations that commit acts of extremism. In this case, sexual extremism in the form of child abuse. I’m not going to call on representatives of the Christian community to condemn this missionary, but I do expect them to learn from this situation that not all adherents of a faith, faithfully represent their faith.
and God knows best.