This is the norm…….not the exception
Coventry mosque leader stabbed child with pen and beat other youngsters
Imam Mohammed Karamat admitted four assault counts
- 15:55, 14 MAR 2017
A religious leader at a Coventry mosque beat children aged as young as nine – including stabbing one with a pen.
Mohammed Karamat, 45, will learn his fate later this week after admitting four counts of assault.
Magistrates watched footage of Karamat twisting a child’s arm, slapping a child, and using a pen to stab a child and pricking a child’s hand with the lid of a pen.
John Bartlett, prosecuting, told the court: “Just to give you a flavour of the snippets, the first video shows a twisting of the arm, and there is a back-handed motion on one of the children, and there is also signs of a pen used to stab a nine-year-old a number of times.
“It appears the child is in pain and pulls back to prevent being stabbed.
“One clip shows him grabbing a child round the back of the neck, pushing the neck towards the table.