So Salafi Burnout’s website has been taken down.
While the comments were full of trollery, there were a lot of people able to finally talk about the abuse they had suffered at the hands of so called ‘scholars’.
Naively, I had hoped that from revelations there and elsewhere, there would be a movement towards eliminating such cults.
But no, because power protects power and when most of the people hurt are women and children, who cares?
It’s the truly pious MEN and the knowledgeable MEN who are far more important.
Seriously, don’t pretend to be all pious and purifying your heart when you lack basic human empathy.
For those who would like to read more about such cults, I highly recommend:
Updated: Waqt Well Wasted blog has done a brilliant post on spiritual abuse.
Umm ah’s blog is a particularly heartbreaking overview.