None Dare Call It Slavery

The following news story concerns a Somali man in Arizona who forced a young girl to “marry” him, and then locked her up and assaulted her when she resisted the arrangement. Because the “groom” had cut a deal with the girl’s parents — presumably involving money — the media reports refer to the young woman’s predicament as an “arranged marriage”.

In his commentary, Vlad points out that the correct terminology for these nuptials is “forced marriage”, since the girl was dragged into unholy matrimony against her will. Furthermore, to be forcibly confined and compelled to commit sexual acts under the threat of violence is to be a slave — a sexual slave, as has been the lot of so many women in Islamic cultures over the past 1400 years.

If political correctness were not in control of our public discourse, the word slavery would be prominently featured in all these news stories.

By the way — this incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below is a report from Fox News about the same incident:

Phoenix woman in arranged Muslim marriage allegedly raped, beaten by groom-to-be

A Muslim woman expected to enter an arranged marriage in Phoenix was raped, beaten and sexually assaulted by her groom-to-be after she refused to marry the man, Fox 10 News Phoenix reported on Wednesday.

Mohamed S. Abdullahi, 30, who was arrested on Tuesday, reportedly faces sexual assault and kidnapping charges. Police referred to the alleged victim as a young adult.

The report said that the families agreed on a “Nikah,” a formal Islamic marriage. The woman, who apparently had no desire to be with Abdullahi, ran away but returned about 15 days later to finish school.

Police are investigating details leading up to the alleged assault, investigating whether the woman’s Somali family forced her into the apartment where police say she was raped and held against her will.

The Arizona Republic reported that the woman was brought to the apartment Monday.

One neighbor told that she saw the woman shaking and crying as she was dragged onto the sidewalk. She said she would have called police if she was aware of the situation.

Once in the apartment, police reportedly said Abdullahi placed a mattress in front of the door to prevent her from leaving. The alleged victim eventually managed to send a message to her friend from her tablet, reported.

Abdullahi was criticized by the Arizona chapter of the Center for Arabic Islamic Relations, saying the allegations have no basis in the Islamic faith.

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7 thoughts on “None Dare Call It Slavery

  1. Nikah means something more like legitimate sex than what we think of as marriage.

    “When a woman marries, she sells a part of her person. In the market one buys merchandise, in marriage the husband buys the genital arvum mulieris. As in any other bargain and sale, only useful and ritually clean objects may be given in dower.
    Ruxton (1916: 106). Quoted by Ziba Mir-Hosseini in volume five of Voices of Islam, pp. 85-113”

    • in other words, sexual slavery. The genitals of the woman (and everything that’s needed to operate them, in other words the entire body) become the legal property of the man…

  2. Arranged marriages and forced marriages are the same thing – and should not exist in the West.

    • I disagree a little. Sikh friends had an arranged marriage. They both were introduced to different potential suitors but had the option to turn down any of them. They were though expected to marry someone selected/approved by their parents at some point and didn’t have the option to go looking on their own account. At some level much like going to the shop to buy a new kettle and having to choose one, within budget, from a selection of which none were exactly to your taste. The wife confided to me that she didn’t really want to get married at the time and she will not allow her daughter (now 18) to be subjected to this. That’s good but then again the daughter would be likely herself to disabuse her parents of any idea of choosing her husband. Healthily feisty.
      Forced marriage is different in that there are no choices at all. The girl, and the boy, are told who they will marry (often a cousin) and forced to go through with it. Sometimes they don’t even know that their trip “home” is get married. Arranged and forced may not seem too far apart but both are wrong and forced marriage in particular.

    • I disagree that they’re the same thing. For example, some Indian women have given up on dating (where expectations aren’t very well defined) and actually asked their parents to arrange a marriage for them. This is probably because they got sick of the “anything goes” culture and wanted a situation with clearly defined expectations. However it seems unlikely that they’d just marry absolutely anyone in this situation.

      I think what you’re getting at though is that “forced” is not necessarily an all-or-nothing sort of thing. Arranged marriages may involve varying levels of coercion.

      However, unarranged marriages may also involve coercion as in the case of parents who want grandchildren ASAP.

  3. leftist-speak apology for rape as a defense of islam: intercourse before consent

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