SAN ANTONIO, TX (The Duran) – FOX News reported on March 25th about a teenage girl in Texas who was beaten and had hot cooking oil poured on her, allegedly by her parents. She ran away from home in January of this year, and was not found until mid-March when she was taken in by an organization that cared for her after she ran away.
This all according to San Antonio, Texas, television station KSAT. Now while this is a heinous act on its own merit, there is a further aspect to this that must be attended to.
The girl, Maarib Al Hishmawi, and her parents Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishwami and Hamidyah Sabah Al Hishwami, are all Iraqi immigrants to the United States. The reason for this abuse allegedly is because Maarib’s parents had arranged for her to be married to a man in another city for $20,000.
This definitely does not sound like a Christian arranged marriage. For some inexplicable reason, neither KSAT nor FOX reported the nature of this as stemming from Islam. While it is possible that the family may not be acting according to Shari’a law, it is extremely likely that (1) this is the case, and (2) it is a big concern that the detail of this was not mentioned.
Why would this be? Perhaps, in all fairness this is because of the wish to avoid religious prejudice. There is certainly a problem with that about anti-Christian prejudice in the United States. But the press is pretty easy about bringing up Christianity if it seems to support the desired narrative. And, as has been said countless times before, this is because in general, no one is afraid that a Christian will retaliate with further violence.