Sunday, June 15, 2008

Here is a Muslim Girl we can love

Courtesy of my friends at Islam In Action:  Here is a Muslim Girl we can all Love

Nujood Ali is her name and this brave young lady strolled into a Yemeni Court all by herself to seek a divorce. She is just a child of ten years old, who was given away by her family, to marry a Muslim who is in his thirties. This lowlife beat her and forced sex upon her.

Instead of becoming a shell of a person, and taking a lifetime of abuse. She found the strength to fight back and she did it with in the law. She now has opened the door for other young ladies whose Muslim families have forced a life of pain on their daughters. I believe this is one of the biggest fears of Muslim men. That the women finally revolt. Can you imagine if millions of Muslim women in the Middle East would stand up and say enough is enough!! No more abuse, no more of this four wives nonsense. It is just me and only me and you will show me respect.

Incidentally according to the LA Times article:

Publicity surrounding Nujood's case prompted calls to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 for both men and women. Yemen's conservative lawmakers refused to take up the issue. But the case sparked public discussion and newspaper headlines. Several more child brides came forward, including a girl who sought a divorce last week in the southern city of Ibb.

Islam would implode. I know it is Father's Day. But her father deserves nothing but a lifetime in jail. As for her, let's all say a prayer. That she does not get shunned and abused by the community she lives in. God bless this little girl.
Link to LA Times article


Blogger Chris Leavitt said...

She is blessed with courage that few in this world have. She is a beacon of hope for all who support equal rights for women, and all human beings. Thanks for publishing her story, Bos'un.

6/21/2008 4:17 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I second that. God bless everyone who stands for justice and righteousness. Amen.

7/18/2008 4:35 AM  

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