Oct 30 2009
Sarah Dunn, 14, now missing after demonstrating a ‘keen interest’ in Islam, spoke of converting to the faith just days before she vanished into thin air.
The schoolgirl, who was last seen buying a prayer mat, had grown ‘ increasingly obsessed’ with reading the Koran, friends claim. It is believed she could be staying with friends she has made in the Asian (MUSLIM) community.
A police spokesman said Sarah had disappeared after a row with a schoolfriend during a work experience-type placement at a business unit in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, on September 28.
She told a carer: ‘That’s it. I’ve had enough’, and then left, claiming she planned to visit an auntie. Later that day, the schoolgirl was captured on CCTV in Wellington, Shropshire, buying a prayer mat – the last time she was seen.
It is believed she then travelled around 25 miles to Dudley, in the West Midlands, where she grew up, although it is unclear how she did so. The town and surrounding area has a large Asian (MUSLIM) community.
Detective Inspector Jon Roberts, from West Mercia Police, said: ‘We are particularly appealing to the Asian(MUSLIM) community who may have a white female with them. (Don’t hold your breath)
‘We know Sarah was looking at converting to Islam, was reading the Koran, had purchased a prayer mat and was praying.
‘But there is no evidence that she has come to harm (Not yet anyway) and is under the influence of anything apart from her own free will.
‘Sarah is quite streetwise, but at 14 she should not be out there on her own. It is just a question of trying to find her and putting things right.’ Yesterday, a friend said: ‘No one has heard anything from her. She was really into Islam and was really interested in the Koran.
‘I think it became a bit of an obsession but whenever anyone tried to talk to her about it she would get very defensive. (Sounds as if she had already jumped the shark) We’re really worried about her.’ She did not have any cash or her mobile phone with her when she disappeared. (Better start checking under those burka-clad girls)
A spokesman for the Dudley Muslim Association said: ‘Muslims are peace loving and respect the importance of family values. UK DAILY MAIL