Forced Marriages in Our Own Backyard
Posted GMT 3-17-2011 16:2:23
By Phyllis Chesler
We have discussed in times past Muslimism colonizing Westernized Nations, and building beach heads. In this article we see right down the throat of Mohammadism – that is FEMALE child slavery in their marriages. We are talking about the outright sale of FEMALE children and their forced marriages to older Foreign Muslim Men – and their then being used to make their foreign Muslim husbands ANCHOR HUSBANDS. To further the effort of expanding colonization.
On February 22, 2011, Jessie Bender, a
This tearful, public, pseudo-honesty reminds me of the Afghan-Canadian Safia family who wept in public, mourning their three dead honor murdered daughters: 13 year-old Geeti, 17 year-old Sahari, and 19-year-old Zainab, and Safia's first wife, 50-year-old Rona Amir Mohammed. In a bid for sympathy, and to throw the police off their trail, the three murderers shed copious tears, grieving, loudly.
Jessie Bender's mother went on television and lied about her
daughter. Yes, it is true, Jessie had
communicated with an adult male on Facebook, but that
is not where she ran. Jessie's uncle had hidden her at an
Patricia "Tissy" Sayid in
Like Texas's "Tissy"
Said, California's Melissa Bender also seems a bit…dim-witted, easy prey for a
smart or charming Muslim man who wants (or needs) to bring his Pakistani brother
over to America. "Mo's" brother is, apparently, in some kind of
trouble and has to get out of
Yasir Said hatched a similar plan: He wanted to marry his American-born, American-citizen daughters off to hand-picked Egyptian men who would then be able to become American citizens. Whether Said was doing this for money, "honor," or jihad is unknown.
Labidi, who lives in
And, by the way, "Tissy"
Said herself married Yasir in
In order to combat selling female children and dowries in the US and to foreigners in other westernized nations, these acts must be made a felonies, with a penalty of no less than $30,000 per incident of, including also failed attempts, mandatory five years in prison, mandatorily permanently labeled as sex offenders in that they sold children for sex and marriage, and the loss of all assets, the revoking of US citizenship and deportation of all foreign men and women in that household, and the loss of all assets, the revocation and deportation of all foreign relatives of those directly involved in the criminal act, including children, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncles etc.
By making the cost of such acts so prohibitive, in our estimation this is the only way that the Muslim community would police itself.
Melissa has six children from six different fathers. She has also lost custody of two children to their maternal grandmother. I do not justify her stupidity and cruelty but it is clear that she may not be in good mental or intellectual health. Nevertheless, her children are at her mercy.
Jessie was found hiding about 30 miles from her home. Since then, Jessie and her siblings have been in child protective custody.
An estranged family member
confirms that Jessie indeed "was going to be married off to [the
stepfather's] brother over in
It is common for Pakistani fathers to sell their young daughters into marriage in order to make a quick buck. Bride prices range from Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 200,000 (1,400-3,500 USD), and younger girls receive higher prices. For example, one ten-year-old Pakistani girl was sold into marriage by her father in order to settle an outstanding debt. According to Amnesty International, a medical examination showed that she had been subjected to rape and torture. I am sure there are thousands of such cases throughout the Islamic world.
According to one blogger,
"Had ["Mo"] Mohammad Khan taken [Jessie] to
This is not the first time that
young American girls have been spirited away as unwilling brides to a
Muslim-majority country. In 2004, 26-year-old
"Strategies for helping victims included supplying them with a secret mobile phone if they feared they were being lured to their family's country of origin as a prelude to a forced marriage….The [special police] force had also set up a 'buddy' system where forced marriage 'survivors' were a role model to those who were now going through the trauma."
While the American State Department occasionally rattles its rusty saber on behalf of Muslim women's rights, if our government has, so far, refused to get involved in Libya, (even after the Arab League has asked for such involvement), and refused to get involved in Darfur--then I doubt our country will go to the mat for women in Muslim countries.
According to Newsweek, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton favors women's rights everywhere. She is quoted as saying:
"I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century….We see women and girls across the world who are oppressed and violated and demeaned and degraded and denied so much of what they are entitled to as our fellow human beings."
When challenged by Egyptians who
argued that her many references to women's rights in
However, on her watch, the
American State Department is backing away from its verbal commitments to women
In 2010, when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sought bids for a land reform program in Afghanistan, it initially insisted that the winning contractor meet specific goals to promote women's rights: "The number of deeds granting women title had to increase by 50 percent; there would have to be regular media coverage on women's land rights; and teaching materials for secondary schools and universities would have to include material on women's rights."
Later, however, USAID backtracked and eliminated the requirements. According to J. Alexander Thier, the director of USAID's Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, "If you're targeting an issue, you need to target it in a way you can achieve those objectives….The women's issue is one where we need hardheaded realism…if we become unrealistic and overfocused . . . we get ourselves in trouble." Another "senior official" said: "Gender issues are going to have to take a back seat to other priorities."
Child marriage is opposed by the Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is a toothless document. The United Nations does not enforce individual rights over the objections of its member nation states.
Child marriage is an abomination. Think of the girls you know who are 10, 12, 14 years old. Can you imagine how a forced, arranged marriage to a much older stranger, probably one who believes it is his absolute right to rape and beat his wife, would psychologically cripple them for life, stunt all growth, demoralize them forevermore?
Who can ever forget the film
Osama? It is set in
However, the dreaded Taliban drag the girl Osama away from her job in a small shop and into a madrasa. She is only found out when she begins to menstruate. The imam who runs the madrasa is old enough to be her grandfather. He is fat, gross, coarse, cruel, and ugly. However, he is very attracted to this 12 year-old boy/girl, marries her, and locks her up together with his other, three much older wives.
We should not want to consign young American girls, Muslim and non-Muslim to such cruel fates.