A University of Washington neurobiology student charged with child rape after being accused of picking up a 12-year-old girl from the Seattle streets and taking her to his apartment has been identified as a volunteer with a leading Islamic activist organization.
And he’s blaming the child for the alleged assault.
According to Pamela Geller, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, suspect Omar Abdelbadie is a volunteer with the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The Answering Muslims apologetics website said Abdelbadie was born in Egypt but has lived in the U.S. for the past eight years. In addition to volunteering with CAIR-Washington, he promotes interfaith unity as vice-president of Bridges, the University of Washington’s interfaith council.
According to SeattlePI.com, Abdelbadie claimed the child “seduced” him after he brought her to his apartment.
The digital paper said Abdelbadie told police the girl was dressed “provocatively” when he met her on the university district’s main thoroughfare. He allegedly admitted he ‘hooked up’ with the girl, but would not say whether he knew her true age, SeattlePI.com reported.