TX - Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, abused, San Antonio, 30 Jan 2018 *Charges dropped*

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  1. BelMarduk

    BelMarduk Member

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    They absolutely are. We have seen some of them in the US and Canada as well. I hope law enforcement is turning up the heat on her father and her "fiancé."
     


  2. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    According to the above her father was the one to contact the FBI. If her family harmed her, I doubt her father would have contacted the FBI. JMO. That said I don't think it is likely that fellow students harmed her either. I hope she has run away and is safe.
     
  3. BelMarduk

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    Any updates on Maarib?
     
  4. Murkywaters

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    Maarib, If you are alive and wanting to escape an arranged marriage contact the AHA Foundation. They will help you.

    https://www.theahafoundation.org/get-help/

    To speak anonymously with a compassionate, non-judgmental crisis counselor for free 24/7, individuals facing honor violence and forced marriage can now text FREE to 741-741. Texts are private and secure.
     
  5. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Parents of missing Taft HS student arrested in connection with her disappearance
    https://www.ksat.com/news/parents-o...arrested-in-connection-with-her-disappearance
    SAN ANTONIO - Parents of a 16-year-old Iraqi girl who was reported missing on Jan. 30 have been charged in her disappearance.

    Authorities said Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, was found alive, but didn't release any further details. She was last seen leaving Taft High School where she was a student.

    Sources said her parents will face charges of continuous violence against a family member and were taken into custody Friday night.

    The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the FBI announced they were investigating her disappearance in late February.
     
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  6. LisaWL7TR

    LisaWL7TR Well-Known Member

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    Very sad.
     
  7. BelMarduk

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    I knew it would be the parents.
    What an incredibly toxic culture.

    I hope that Maarib is able to live her life as normally and happily as she can despite the monsters who raised her.
     
  8. tlorik

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    I'm really glad she's alive. I was beginning to doubt it.

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  9. Intrigued09

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    I was just thinking about her yesterday and saw it on the news just now. I’m so glad she is safe and her parents have been arrested. There is no excuse for what they have put her through.


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  10. cybervampira

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    Texas teen was beaten, had hot cooking oil poured on her after refusing arranged marriage
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/2...-after-refusing-arranged-marriage-police.html
    Parents of a Texas high school student who was reported missing in late January had abused their daughter after she refused an arranged marriage, leading her to run away from home until she was found in mid-March, police said.

    Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, was reported missing on Jan. 30 after she was last seen leaving Taft High School in Bexar County. She was located in mid-March when she was taken in by an organization that cared for her after she ran away, KSAT reported.

    Authorities on Friday said Al Hishmawi’s parents — Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33 — had allegedly beaten their daughter with a broomstick and poured hot cooking oil on her when she refused to marry a man in another city. The parents reportedly agreed to the arranged marriage in exchange for $20,000.
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    Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33, are accused of abusing their daughter after she refused an arranged marriage.

    "This young lady, at various times over that time period was subjected to some pretty bad abuse because she didn't want to be married to this person," Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said on Friday, according to KSAT.

    "Several times it was reported to us that this young lady was abused with hot cooking oil being thrown on her body. She was beat with broomsticks,” Salazar added. “At least at one point, she was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness.”

    The teenage girl and her five siblings, between the ages 5 and 15, were placed under Child Protective Services custody.

    The parents face charges of continuous violence against a family member. They were taken into custody on Friday.

    Police said the man who was arranged to be married to Al Hishmawi may also be charged in the case.
     
  11. Gardener1850

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    Poor girl! I'm so glad she ran away and found help both for her and her siblings. I hope Maarib and her siblings will be kept here in the US with loving families and that the cycle of violence ends with them. Note her mother's age of 33 means she was married at close to Maarib's age. It doesn't excuse her abusive behavior but could explain it-- her mother may have had the same things done to her at Maarib's age if she resisted marriage. The $20,000 amount is also a very common amount in their home country. I had a conversation recently with a Muslim man who said he really wanted to be married but could not afford the $30,000- $40,000 amount he would have to pay the girl's parents (and that amount doesn't include the cost of the wedding or anything else newly married couples need). I didn't know how to tell him that most Americans would find the idea of paying a bride price abhorrent (we were not in the US so I couldn't freely say much). In Maarib's case her father must have really been convinced the classmates did something to Maarib and he probably felt he had nothing to hide and was in the right to treat her the way they did. Since he involved the FBI, I'm guessing that he had no idea that American law would be against his treatment of Maarib. In reality, Maarib's classmates may have been the ones helping hide her (I'm only guessing). She probably only told her parents she was bullied because she wanted to be more like her classmates and go without the headscarf or she may have been seen not wearing it and had to come up with an excuse her parents may believe. JMO. I'm just so happy she was found alive.
     
  12. 2Hope4

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    Not all cultures are good. Or rather aspects of cultures. There's good in all cultures. Finding that balance living in a different country may be difficult, but I have to believe at some point it's explained how American culture is, and what won't be tolerated here. Things like not valuing female births, abuse, arranged marriages, beheadings, etc, I'm sure immigrants are told that isn't acceptable here.

    I hope the children will be taught a different culture in terms of the abuse, arranged marriage, etc, and embrace American life. May they be kept safe, and not sent back to their parent's country, basically throwing them to the wolves, IMO.
     
  13. jjenny

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    Her father is only a year older than her mother, which means they were both married before turning 18, which presumably is normal in their native country. However, when in US, they must follow US laws.
     
  14. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    After being tried and hopefully found guilty and sent to prison, the parents and groom to be should be sent packing back to their own country and forbidden to ever set foot again in the United States. IMO
     
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  15. SuziQ

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    It comes down to a willful and stubborn refusal to give up sharia law. They know what the laws are here. They don't care.
     
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  16. BelMarduk

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    I think you're right, here. What a terrible situation Maarib is in, on the cusp of adulthood.
     
  17. jjenny

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    I also think that they know what the laws are here. And even if they don't, not knowing the law doesn't absolve someone of responsibility.
     
  18. Tealgrove

    Tealgrove #Where Is Summer? #Gannon Is My Hero

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    Exactly what I assumed happened. Thank Goodness Maarib was able to run away and found protection.
     
  19. Gardener1850

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    https://www.chron.com/news/article/...en-who-said-no-to-12780379.php#photo-15281885

    BBM. I hope they have Maarib someplace safe and the location has been kept very secret. Her parents are more of a threat to her now if they are released and it probably is not safe for her to even go to extended family members either. JMO.
     
  20. Tealgrove

    Tealgrove #Where Is Summer? #Gannon Is My Hero

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    She definitely needs serious protection. I'm hoping they are not released and, actually hoping that when they are finished serving their time, they get deported. MOO
     

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