Missing Muslim teen Maarib Al Hishmawi has been found. I reported on her honor violence disappearance last month. She told authorities that her parents poured hot cooking oil on her and hit her with broomsticks when she objected to an arranged marriage.
Officials said the investigation revealed the teen had been routinely physically abused by family members.
The feminist #metoo movement is deafening, violently silent, as is their leader, sharia advocate Linda Sarsour, who is a supporter of arranged marriages (she’s in one, as well).
These desperate young women have nowhere to turn. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact me email@example.com or contact our sister org, Former Muslims United.
A 16-year-old Iraqi girl who went missing in January has been found, but her parents are now facing child abuse charges.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Maarib Alhishmawi, who was found in mid-March, told Child Protective Services of abuse at the hands of her parents. She told authorities that her parents poured hot cooking oil on her and hit her with broomsticks when she objected to an arranged marriage.
Her father, Abdulah Fahmi Kala Alhishmawi, 34, and mother, Hamdiyah Sabah Alhishmawi, 33, are each facing at least one felony count of continuous family violence, Salazar said.
He said the FBI may add charges of its own.
Salazar said the parents had arranged a marriage between the teen and a man out of town.
The sheriff said investigators believe that the arranged marriage is one reason Maarib left home. The details were being worked out in late 2017.
“It became very obvious early on that this wasn’t another regular missing persons case,” Salazar said.
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BCSO: Runaway local teen was abused with hot oil, broomsticks for refusing arranged marriage
The sheriff said Maarib had been safely in the care of another organization while she was missing. He did not name the group.
Maarib and her five siblings, who are between 5 and 15 years old, are now in the care of Child Protective Services, Salazar said.
Officials said the family has been in the U.S. for two years on visas. The type of visas were not immediately known.
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