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No part of society is immune to sexual misconduct cases, including religion.

Alia Salem has spent years speaking for the Muslim community in North Texas when she worked with the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

She's now formed Face Abuse In Community Environments (FACE) to spotlight stories of misconduct involving Muslim clergy.

The issue came to her attention this past summer when she was asked by a mother to help her daughter, who was facing abuse by a clergy member.

"I fatefully just had watched a documentary on the Catholic abuse scandal and also the movie "Spotlight" and so my mind had already been in that space," Salem said. "The need was there and the time was right to build this institution."


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