Thursday, October 17, 2013

Robert Spencer in PJ Lifestyle: Child Marriage Comes to Australia

Jihad Watch

Posted by Robert on October 15, 2013 2:07 PM

In my latest at PJ Lifestyle, I discuss yet another aspect of the Islamization of the West, and wonder if Western authorities are ultimately going to stand up to the elements of Sharia that contradict basic principles of human rights, or capitulate to them.
The girl’s Muslim parents forced her into the marriage when she was fourteen. Her mother tried to put a good face on a bad situation, enticing the girl with a picture of marriage as a never-ending party: her husband, she said, would treat the girl to ice cream and lollipops and take her to movies and amusement parks. Reality turned out to be a bit different: her husband imprisoned her inside their home and forced her to watch violent videos featuring jihad attacks against soldiers from Western countries. He also raped her and beat her frequently.

The girl went to her father for help. But her father, as she recounted later, was completely unsympathetic, telling her: “So what if he raped you? So what if he bashed you? The only way you can come back to me is in a coffin.”

This didn’t happen in Pakistan, or Egypt, or Indonesia. This girl suffered in comfortable suburban Australia, where Western society failed her as thoroughly as did Islamic society: she went to a teacher and explained what was happening, but despite laws requiring teachers to report such incidents, nothing was done.

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