“Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34.
Note the unconscionable and inexplicable bias of the Fox headline and lede paragraph: all three family members pled guilty, yet the story still says that this woman “claims” that she was beaten by her family.
And the victim is sorry. This is all she knows. If a Muslim girl stands up to being abused, she loses her family and is ostracized from her community. Most instead choose to endure the abuse.
“Woman claims family beat her for talking to a man,” by By Mia Garcia for FOX 10 News, October 5 (thanks to Sharon):
A woman claims she was beat by her family for talking to a man and on Friday, those family members were in court.
All three family members plead guilty. The 20-year-old victim had an outburst in court and interrupted the hearing.
She was crying and told the judge this was all her fault and she wants her mother back.
The judge repeatedly asked her to stop interrupting.
The alleged incidents happened when she was 19. Court records show she was burned on her face and chest with a hot spoon after refusing to participate in an arranged marriage with a 38-year-old man.
Records also state that victim was tied to a bed with a rope secured with a padlock until Feb. 8, when she was released to go to school.
The mother, 50-year-old Yusra Farhan, plead guilty to unlawful imprisonment. The father, 45-year-old Mohammed Altameemi, plead guilty to disorderly conduct and her 18-year-old sister, Tabarak Altameemi, plead guilty to misdemeanor assault.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 6th. The judge told the victim she’ll get her chance to talk at the sentencing.
Farhan and the Altameemis will most likely get probation.