Sunday, October 13, 2013

Australia: Under Age Bride Beaten, Abused Under Watchful Eyes of Authorities and Family

So, I was just reading this article at Blazing Cat Fur.

The whole story is utterly disgusting, but a few things jumped out at me because they were so similar to the story of the Shafia sisters who were murdered here in Canada by their family because of Islamic "family honour" codes.

The parents set up their 14 year old daughter for her "life" of terror. Obviously, that's bad enough.

But then there is this:

"The judge stressed that he accepted all of the wife's ­evidence, and expressed his concern that while the girl ­apparently reported her predicament to a teacher, mandatory reporting laws appeared not to have protected her."
Again, the "authorities" were informed-someone knew, but nothing happened. She could have very easily ended up a statistic. 

So much for mandatory reporting. And even if it had been reported, as we saw with the Shafia case-reported but ignored for fear of the Political Correctness Stasi attacking the victim or innocent helpers and concerned individuals being accused of "Islamophobia" for questioning the Shafia's quaint tribal beliefs. 

Then, there is this. Another tragic example of the barbarity of some cultures. Family "honour" before anything else. A dead daughter is more valuable than a shamed family. Disgusting. 

"Ms Elia gave evidence she'd stopped speaking to her parents after her divorce.
"My father has said to me, 'So what if he raped you? So what if he bashed you?'
"He has also said, 'The only way you can come back to me is in a coffin to pray on you'."
Judge Harman ordered Ms Elia have sole ­responsibility for the child and that Mr Essey be restrained from having all contact with them."