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As printed in The Plains Baptist Challenger, March 2013
Apparently torturing your offspring is no longer a violent offense in Phoenix, Arizona. Last week and Arizona Superior Court Judge awarded (and I mean awarded) probation to a Muslim family who admitted to kidnapping, beating and trying to kill their nineteen-year-old daughter. Islamists rejoice! "Honor violence" is now officially sanctioned as part of the American culture.
According to Maricopa County Prosecutors, in February 2012, Aiya Altameemi, a nineteen-year-old Muslim female was beaten, tied to her bed, burned with a hot spoon, stabbed in the neck and locked in her room by her family for her unwillingness to accept an arranged marriage to a 38-year-old Muslim man and speaking to a male classmate in public.
As is reported, Miss Altameemi’s injuries required medical attention and she was taken to a local hospital by her mother for treatment. The hospital staff became suspicious of the injuries (especially the one- inch stab wound to Aiya's neck) and began asking the nineteen-year-old questions about her wounds. During her questioning Aiya explained that her family became angry with her for talking to a boy at school. Apparently in Aiya's family, it wasn't appropriate for a young Muslim virgin to be seen talking with a high school boy. Later the victim identified her mother, father and sister (as her attackers) and police were notified and arrests were made.
Last week, during a sentencing hearing Aiya's father admitted to attempting to kill his daughter by cutting her neck. Mohammed Altameemi, 46, received two years' probation for disorderly conduct. Altameeni's wife, Yursah Farhan, 51, was sentenced to two years' probation for unlawful imprisonment of her daughter and the victim's sister Tabarack Altameemi, 18, pled guilty to assault and received two years' probation (she broke a glass over her sister's head during the attack).
Some reports suggest that the victim has recanted her story. Heck, if I was Aiya, I might have a little victim's remorse too if I knew that I had to eventually go home to a family that might slit my throat while I slept. Wouldn't you? Advocates for the Altameemi family are now blaming overzealous prosecutors and law enforcement for an innocent domestic situation being blown out of proportion.
Where are Family and Protective Services when you need them? Where are the loud and proud feminist voices of MSNBC? Why aren't sexual rights advocates and the National Organization for Woman protesting outside this Arizona Courthouse?
I have written a number of articles suggesting that "Sharia law' is creeping into every area of our society. Last week's ruling by a left wing Democrat, Judge Joseph Kreamer (a 2007, Janet Napolitano appointee) further emphasizes the growing threat of Islamic (Sharia) law and its influence in U.S. courts. Readers may want to ask themselves how U.S. criminal courts (and liberal media) would have treated this crime if the victim were a homosexual son of a Christian family. Or better yet, what would the charges have been if the victim was the young boy Aiya was seen innocently talking too after school?
This is not Kabul or Tehran; this is the United States of America. First Amendment rights have never provided for the freedom to brutalize another citizen over perceived religious transgressions. Constitutional freedoms definitely don't provide you with the religious freedom to attempt to murder someone who offends you. Or do they? Personally, I'm wondering if Aiya's family may have been guilty of a federal hate crime or civil rights violation and walked away with probation. What say you, Mr. Holder?
Perhaps we should consider using a new litmus test before we decide to appoint (or for that matter elect) our judiciary. Along with a respect for the unborn, it might be prudent to ask a prospective Judge their views on Islamic law and its relevance to Judeo Christian legal philosophy in American courts. After all, we may see more than one Sharia sensitive judge appointed to our Supreme Court in the next four years.
Public education, banking, civil and criminal legal precedent and U.S. governing agendas are being shaped by agents of Islam every day in America. If you think liberalism is destructive, wait until you find yourself in Aiya’s predicament. Last week in Arizona, a frightening message was sent loud and clear by a liberal Superior Court judge named Joseph Kreamer. Holding a knife to your child’s neck and beating her into submission is no longer attempted murder and felony assault if you follow the teaching of Mohammed and Islam. Heck, it’s not even domestic violence.