Tape I child: You have to kick them outAdult: What’s a good place for me to live?Child: Not in Shelbyville ….. Shelbyville is not a good place because there’s a lot of security thereAdult: There are a lot of Somalis there?Child: Somalians? Well yeah. [unclear 0:22-0:24] First they used to be Spanish speaking then Americans, and then they came all [unclear 0:28-0:31] Somalia.. [ asks then a question, unclear]Adult: I don’t know, I’ll have to find some place. Do you know where there’s Clarksville or CrossvilleChild: Crossville hhhmm…Adult: Those are places I was lookingChild: [unclear 0:59] ..there is a place where people can hide in,..my friends, in my friends house that have a little place to hide in and they stay in there.
Adult: Also find some place that maybe has like a river or a lake or something like…..Tape IIAdult: Do you go out with? (unclear…check)Child: Nine O’clock…do you know Sanku, do you know Sanku? Adult: Kind of a big teacher?Child: Do you know [unclear 0:14] I want to work there, it’s a very good place. But do you know the teachers, they hit the childrenAdult: They hit you? Hard?Child: The hit us so hard.Adult: Do they hurt you?Child: Yes, today, today [unclear 030-0:34] …do you know what, a little bit, my legs .. hurt..I walk like this and then I tripped down a little bit…Adult: but that was an accident, that’s ok.Tape IIIChild: They took all of them all of them, and do you know my husband, my [unclear 0:06]? and do you know the car, they should have…..
It’s a question of the authorities of getting to the bottom of these claims, which in my opinion are serious enough to warrant the state’s investigation. It wouldn’t come as a surprise that such abuses are in fact occuring at the mosque run school, as well as the claim by the little girl that she is in fact married. Kudos to Atlas for bringing this to the light of day. KGS