Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"Muslim-American" teen burned with hot oil for dishonouring family

This is Maarib Al-Hishmawi, a 16-year-old "Muslim-American" girl who ran away from her San Antonio TX home at the end of January, because she refused to take part in a marriage arranged for her by her parents.

And these are her "Muslim-American" parents, Abdulah Fahmi Al-Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al-Hishmawi, 33.

Ma and Pa Al-Hishmawi were arrested last Friday on charges of "coninuous family violence", including physically and mentally abusing their daughter. Among other things, they allegedly threw hot cooking oil on her. Why? Because by refusing the marriage, she dishonoured the family. After all, they gave the putative groom's family their word!

Bexar County police say that in 2017, the couple told their daughter that a man in another city had offered them $20,000 for her hand in marriage, which she was to accept. When Maarib refused, police said, her parents beat her with broomsticks, choked her, and poured hot cooking oil on her. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told the meeja on Friday, "The only way that this young lady could bring an end to this abuse was to verbally agree to become a party to this marriage."

Instead, the girl went missing on January 30th, after leaving her high school campus. The FBI launched an investigation and found her in mid-March, though they have not disclosed where she was located. She and her five siblings have all been placed with Child Protective Services. No information has been made available as to the family's immigration status or what will happen to the parents if they are convicted of this "crime of honour".

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