On so many levels, we continue to be a country in denial, especially on the issue of honor killings and honor “shame” violence against women in Muslim families. Would we tolerate such behavior in the homes of non-Muslim families? Why then do we sit in silence? Why do we allow liberal legislators to defeat legislation that would protect Muslim women and children? Why do we buy into the idea, “it is their culture?”
Hat Tip: Jerry Gordon, The Iconoclast, February 16, 2012
Phoenix Iraqi Family Arrested for “Burning” Daughter in Second Honor Shame Episode
raqi Muslim immigrant mother, Yusra Farhan has become the iconic figure for the excesses of ‘honor shame’ culture inherent in Islamic doctrine. First, as we reported, Farhan had beaten and padlocked her 19 year old daughter, Ayia Altameemi, to her bed after her father spotted her talking with a fellow high school male classmate. Farhan was arrested the first time for struggling with police who came to detain her for the first honor shame episode. See our earlier post on the first honor shame incident, here.
Interviewed by TV-3 AzFamily.com, shortly after this event, Ayia Altameemi revealed the Stockholm Syndrome inherent in the Islamic Honor Shame culture. Note this comment in the AZ Family.com report, “Daughter Defends Mother for Alleged beating Over Talking to a man” :
“In my culture it’s a sin. It’s a sin,” said Farhan.
The mother said it’s a sin to speak with men unless you’re married to them.
“You have to respect my culture,” said Farhan.
Farhan said in America mothers aren’t allowed to hit their children and she didn’t know this.
The family moved to the United States 3 years ago.
Ayia said she has no bruises and stands by her mother’s actions.
“She doesn’t do nothing wrong. That’s our culture,” said Ayia.
Watch the TV-3 interview with Ayia here.
his latest episode of burning her recalcitrant 19 year daughter, Ayia, with a hot spoon while being held down by her sister has resulted in the family’s arrest for aggravated assault. The trigger for this latest event was the older daughter’s refusal back in November to enter an arranged marriage.
This latest episode of honor shame violence among Iraqi Muslim immigrants in Arizona raises the overarching question of the wisdom of permitting Muslim immigrants to enter the US as Humanitarian refugees when they bring their unacceptable standards of cultural behavior with them.
Note this MSNBC report, “Phoenix mother accused of assaulting daughter to uphold ‘Iraqi culture’”:
A Phoenix mother has been arrested over allegations that she scorched her 19-year-old daughter with a hot spoon to uphold “Iraqi culture” after the younger woman refused an arranged marriage to a man twice her age, police said Thursday.
Yusra Farhan, 50, was taken into custody on aggravated assault charges at her Phoenix home on Wednesday over accusations stemming from a November incident, Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes told Reuters.
The girl’s father and 18-year-old sister were also arrested and face aggravated assault charges, police said.
It was the family’s second round of arrests over the daughter’s treatment.
The November incident came to light after Farhan was first arrested Feb. 8 at a Phoenix hospital emergency room the day after allegedly padlocking the 19-year-old to a bed and beating her for talking to a man her same age at her school, the Phoenix New Times reported, citing court documents. Her father, Mohammed Altameemi, 45, earlier saw the daughter talking to the younger man and took her home and beat her before Farhan arrived, according to police reports.
Court records showed that Farhan admitted hitting the daughter with her hand and shoe and tying her to a bed with a rope.
The victim’s sister, Tabarak Altameemi, 18, held her down, police said.
Honor shame incidents appear to be of near epidemic proportions among Iraqi Muslim immigrants in Phoenix. As we noted in our earlier post, an Iraqi Muslim immigrant father had run down and killed his daughter and was convicted in a Maricopa County Court Case last year in another honor killing. CAIR spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper, for this Muslim Brotherhood front, engages in taqiyya when he told the media that the Arizona honor shame violence and presumably the horrific conviction of the Canadian Afghan Shafia family convictions for a quadruple honor murder were “isolated incidents”. His bald-faced comment was: “”We condemn any false justification for domestic violence or abuse based on religious beliefs,”
Watch this latest TV-3 Az.family.com video report on this latest incident involving this Muslim immigrant family.