The foster mother struck off for allowing a Muslim girl to convert to Christianity took the child in after she was threatened with an arranged marriage.
The woman, a devout Christian, was asked to care for the teenager after the authorities learned of her abusive family background.
Her father beat her just for chatting to boys and warned he would haul her off to Pakistan to marry against her will, a friend claimed.
But council officials were angered when the girl chose to be baptised. They insist the foster mother failed in her duty to preserve the girl’s original religion.
As a result, the girl was removed and the foster mother struck off the register last November, despite having worked with children for ten years with a perfect record.
Here’s why the girl was in foster care to being with:
‘Her dad is a very strict Muslim who could get violent. One time he hit her with a belt just because she chatted with a couple of boys
‘Another time he beat her over and over and said he would take her to Pakistan and make her marry.’
While the Council decision at first glance refers to a minor’s decision to baptize, in fact their decision becomes a sanctioning of violence. The foster mother should be punished so the grievance-industry agitators will be mollified.
There is no mention in the article as to whether the girl’s father was sent to prison for child abuse. I would be surprised if he was.
Roger Kimball, writing about The full Muslim, cites how British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith
decreed last year that Islamic terrorism–i.e., terrorist acts carried out by Muslims–should henceforth be renamed “anti-Islamic activity.” Yes, really. In her most recent act of cravenness, Ms. Smith declared that Wilders’s presence in Britain “would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the U.K.”
Community harmony was also what Aasiya Z. Hassan tried to promote.
If her name doesn’t sound familiar, maybe her photo would help. Here is Aasiya with her husband Muzzammil at their TV station in Buffalo:
Let Roger refresh your memory, then:
Jacqui Smith speaks about promoting “community harmony.” That was something that Muzzammil Hassan, of Orchard Park, New York, pretended to be interested in as well. Hassan is the founder of Bridges TV, a cable network that was launched in 2004 and that aimed to portray Muslims in a positive light. Its slogan was “connecting people through understanding.” On Thursday, as Geert Wilders was being deported, Hassan was arrested and charged with beheading his wife.
No, this is not at all obviously about domestic violence. It is obviously about a totalitarian ideology in our midst that authorities like district attorneys refuse to open their eyes to. Phyllis Chesler establishes this point beyond a doubt in a forthcoming Middle East Quarterly article, “Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” Spring 2009, pp. 61-69.
As Phyllis Chesler can tell you, it’s not about domestic violence or “community harmony” at all.
Dan Riehl’s research post.
UPDATE, Sunday 15 February
NY Honor Killer’s Muslim Sympathy Site Yanked