Muslim Family In America Disowns 8 Year Old Girl For Being Raped

There are 42 comments on the www.propeller.com story from Aug 9, 2009, titled Muslim Family In America Disowns 8 Year Old Girl For Being Raped. In it, www.propeller.com reports that:

Posted By Mutainia 4 hours, 11 minutes ago in News > An 8 year old girl from a Liberian community was blamed for being raped right here in America.

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rbird

Chico, CA

#1 Aug 10, 2009
Isn't this typical of a backward-looking society? I would disown the entire family for being muslim.
Krypteia

Beckenham, UK

#2 Aug 10, 2009
rbird wrote:
Isn't this typical of a backward-looking society? I would disown the entire family for being muslim.
Better still would be to deport these backward parasites back to their sh.thole retarded country and give the child to a decent American family to look after..
Daniella

London, UK

#3 Aug 10, 2009
How terrible. How can anyone disown their own daughter for being raped. Can't they be punished in some way. If they are not nationals then they should be deported.

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#4 Aug 10, 2009
Another case of Islamic Love.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#5 Aug 10, 2009
The article in question doesn't happen to mention these Liberians are Muslims. Did it state that anywhere or is this another example of the media being afraid to state all the facts? Oh wait, if these people were nonmuslims, they'd probably state THAT fact.

Still, I'm not seeing any proof these decrepit parents are Muslim.

Liberia is not a Muslim majority country.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/ar...

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Family+diso...

Since: Jul 09

Melbourne

#6 Aug 10, 2009
Thank you Trisha, I was about to say the same thing. There is no evidence these people are Muslims - it is a thing of "honour" (however perverted) that these parents did this. Islam also has this "honour" problem which is caused by the dehumanization of women into mere possessions.

But honour killings/punishment is not explicitly Islamic and there is no evidence these were Muslims.
Scent of Memories

Saudi Arabia

#7 Aug 10, 2009
Well, it's just a new lie.
And the story says that the FAMILY DIDNOT WANT THE CHILD BACK AS SHE BROUGHT SHAME TO THE FAMILY.

Arizona Police Officer Describes Rape of 8-Year-Old Liberian Girl as a Tragedy
By James Butty
28 July 2009


The 14-year-old Liberian refugee boy who together with three other children raped an 8-year-old Liberian girl earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona is awaiting trial after being charged as an adult.

The case generated enormous international outrage after it was reported that the little girl’s parents and relatives blamed her for bringing shame to the family.

Even Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had to step in to say that the 8-year-old girl’s parents were wrong for blaming her.


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Phoenix Police Officer Sergeant Andy Hill who investigated the initial rape allegations said it was one of the most horrific cases he has ever seen.

“At this point the Phoenix Police Department’s job in this investigation is pretty much done for now. We have turned everything over to the Maricopa County attorney’s office which is the prosecuting authority. And we did that after we detained the four suspects in this case,” he said.

Hill said police investigators still have some work to do on the case, including completing their forensic analysis.

In published reports, the police said the boys lured the girl to an empty shed on July 16 under the pretense of offering her gum. They then held the girl down while they took turns assaulting her.

Officer Hill described the case as a horrible tragedy.

“We have an 8-year-old girl who was victimized. We have four children who were arrested with charges involving sexual assault and kidnapping in this case. And at this point for law enforcement, we have to go over the facts which we have done,” Hill said.

He said the nature of the case rises to international level because it involves an alleged child victim and alleged child perpetrators.

Sergeant Hill confirmed the 14-year-old was charged as an adult with two counts of sexual assault and kidnapping while the other boys – ages 9, 10 and 13 – were charged as juveniles with sexual assault.

“One of the suspects has been charged as an adult by the Maricopa County attorney’s office. And that was the result of them reviewing the information. So that is something that the prosecutors decide on,” Hill said.

He said his investigation found that the family had blamed and shunned the 8-year-old girl for bringing shame to the family.

“I don’t know what the traditions are and I would not try to speak to cultural traditions. But what I can speak to is what happened in this incident. And in this particular incident the family said they were ashamed of their child and they were not supportive of her. They blamed the little girl for what happened, and as a result of that Child Protective Services took the action that they did,” Hill said.

In a phone interview on CNN last week, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf disagreed with the parents of the 8-year-old victim.

She said rape is a crime that is no longer acceptable in Liberia and that perpetrators, when caught, are punished severely

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#8 Aug 10, 2009
Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.

I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.

But sorry, I don't have the link.
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#9 Aug 10, 2009
who="Wilberhum" Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.
I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.
But sorry, I don't have the link.
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I think if they were really Muslims , it would be mentioned in the news like this''Muslim Family , and not Liberian Family'', just as the deceptive title of this thread did. Do you think they will be fair enough and refer to her country instead of religion, that never happened before, how can it happen now.I really would appreciate it , but I'M SURE IT'S NOT THE FACT. And as I know Muslims in Liberia are about 25% of the population. And I learned that rape wasn't considered a crime i that African country short time ago .
Roger_AR

Fayetteville, AR

#10 Aug 10, 2009
Maybe some Christian family will adopt the poor little girl, convert her to Christian and show her just how compassionate Christianity really is
and not hateful and mean like the Muslim family who abandoned her.
This is the difference between Islam and Christianity..we do not throw our children away just because they were "victims" of rape.

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#11 Aug 10, 2009
Scent of Memories wrote:
who="Wilberhum" Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.
I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.
But sorry, I don't have the link.
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I think if they were really Muslims , it would be mentioned in the news like this''Muslim Family , and not Liberian Family'', just as the deceptive title of this thread did. Do you think they will be fair enough and refer to her country instead of religion, that never happened before, how can it happen now.I really would appreciate it , but I'M SURE IT'S NOT THE FACT. And as I know Muslims in Liberia are about 25% of the population. And I learned that rape wasn't considered a crime i that African country short time ago .
Wow you always miss the point.

Let me try again.

"Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.
I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.
But sorry, I don't have the link."
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#12 Aug 10, 2009
who="Wilberhum"
Wow you always miss the point.
Let me try again.
"Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.
I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.
But sorry, I don't have the link."
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Let you try again! what? Misleading?
The point is ''HONESTY!!!' I really don't care if she were Muslim or not.I want HONESTY.Why do you quickly point a finger to us when none of all sources said she was Muslim.This what I meant by spreading lies. Why do you need to question? Why? And why should we deny? Why?
BTW, it became an iternatinal event and soon OPERA will talk about it. You don't a link.Well, I have a link that says it also can happen in your socities .
''Liberian girl's rape opens parents' eyes
by Laurie Roberts - Jul. 29, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic .
The whole world tuned in to the shocking news of the 8-year-old who was raped and then, according to Phoenix police, spurned by her own family.
No less than the president of Liberia and our own reigning queen, Oprah, took an interest in the story of the young girl from Liberia - sexually assaulted by other refugee children, shunned by her own father who later questioned whether she had even been attacked.
Such horrors - children who prey on children, parents who turn away from their own daughters - don't happen every day, after all.
Do they?
Experts were quick to explain it all away as a product of culture. "What you're seeing here is the very long legacy and reach of the violence that took over Liberia for 70 years," a professor of women's and African studies at Emory University, told The Republic last week.
Whew! It's cultural. Things like this only happen to people who hail from far away, violent places. Certainly not to us, not to our children.
Do they?
"It's the elephant in the room that we are walking around and completely ignoring," Stephanie Orr, longtime executive director of the Phoenix-based Center Against Sexual Abuse and Violence, told me. "I just spent Friday talking to a 19-year-old girl who wanted to commit suicide. She lives in the East Valley. She had been sexually abused all her life by a relative and her parents have said,'If you tell anybody, we're going to kill you.' They don't want Uncle So-and-So to get in trouble. She just kept saying,'I feel so ugly and so dirty.'"
There's a woman in Glendale who knows that feeling well. She carried it through most of her childhood.
She was that kid who my mother would call a late bloomer - the awkward one with big freckles, buck teeth and red hair, the lonely girl who craved attention. The easy prey. When a friend's big brother started to notice her, she ate it up. He was 10. She was 6.
He didn't lure her into a shed with gum but rather gently brought her along with compliments and attention and a suggestion that they "play house." She willingly went along and for the next four years, he would molest her, eventually bringing two friends and coercing her to perform sex acts on the three of them.
She kept it hidden, as he said that she must, until one day when she was 10 and said, "No more." He, by then 14, was furious and broke her bedroom door trying to get to her. Finally, he left but not before shouting that her parents would put her up for adoption if she ever said anything because she was a slut.
Her parents were easily fooled with stories about how the door had been broken and later why she was found sitting in a closet with her father's loaded gun after the boy had returned.
She endured in silence the taunts, as the boys told everyone that she was a whore and, in fact, she felt like one.
"In my mind, I was just this dirty, awful rotten, rotten person who did not deserve any happiness, and I thought it until I was 20," she said. "I thought it for 10 years, and I faked my way through."
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#13 Aug 10, 2009
who="Wilberhum"
Wow you always miss the point.
Let me try again.
"Well of course non-Muslims question it, but Muslims deny it. I think that is about the 972,395.255,987 time we have saw that.
I did read, from a reliable news source, that they were Muslims.
But sorry, I don't have the link."
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Let you try !What? Misleading?
The point is HONESTY!! I don't care if she were Muslim or not .All I want HONESTY. Why you quickly point a finger to us when none of the sources available on the net say she were Muslim. Do you think if she were, they would not mention it ? Why do need to question? And why do we have to deny? This what I meant by spreading lies.
Well, the rape story became an international event.And soon OPERA WILL DISCUSS it then you can make sure of her belief. But what if she were christian or any other belief, will you blame her belief ? Or her African culture as they are doing now?

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#14 Aug 10, 2009
"I really don't care if she were Muslim or not"
Then why did you make a point to deny it?
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#15 Aug 10, 2009
She was 20 when she finally told her parents. They were stunned and to this day, nearly two decades later, her mother seems skeptical and changes the subject whenever it comes up. Her parents, she says, were good people, educated professionals who loved her. They just didn't realize that such a thing could happen.
They weren't - and aren't - alone, according to Orr. Parents either can't imagine that their child would be at risk, especially from another child, or they refuse to see it.
"Because it's a family member or a family friend, they turn on the victim," she said.
Orr said one in four girls is sexually abused and one in six boys. About 40 percent of sex offenders are younger than 18, she said. They usually begin between age 9 and 13. "We see it in the finest, most expensive private schools where we're called because of a story of a child molesting another child or kids getting sexually transmitted diseases of the mouth," Orr said.
During 2007-08, CASA offered prevention programs in Valley schools, reaching 12,500 children. Afterward, 553 of them asked to speak to the presenter, turning up 45 cases of serious abuse. Eighteen of those children had never before told anyone what had happened to them.
So what can you do? Orr said the answer is to arm your children with information, teach them early on about the private parts of their body and, as they grow, to run through scenarios of what to do in certain situations. Teach them, she said, to refuse and to report.
"It ended when I was 10," the Glendale woman told me. "I hated myself for the next 10 years. I began the healing process when I was 20. I stopped crying about it when I was 30. I forgave myself when I was 33."
She said parents need to understand that this isn't something that just happens to people from countries halfway around the globe. It happens to the kid whose best friend has a big brother, the one whose babysitter has a boyfriend.
"I just worry about the children whose parents don't seem to have a clue," she said, "and I see it all the time."
Fortunately, she's not talking about any of us.
Is she?''
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#16 Aug 10, 2009
Sorry for posting 2 times.
Tinkerbell

Paducah, KY

#17 Aug 10, 2009
Scent of Memories wrote:
Sorry for posting 2 times.
I have no idea why you bothered posting it at all. You do realize how silly you present yourself while "thighing" is an accepted practice in your countries.
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#18 Aug 10, 2009
who="Tinkerbell"
I have no idea why you bothered posting it at all. You do realize how silly you present yourself while "thighing" is an accepted practice in your countries.
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Do you think I would ever care for your opinion?

The idea is ''HONESTY'' If ''HONESTY'' means nothing to you , IT MEANS ALOT TO ME .

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#19 Aug 10, 2009
Scent of Memories wrote:
who="Tinkerbell"
I have no idea why you bothered posting it at all. You do realize how silly you present yourself while "thighing" is an accepted practice in your countries.
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Do you think I would ever care for your opinion?
The idea is ''HONESTY'' If ''HONESTY'' means nothing to you , IT MEANS ALOT TO ME .
I find that odd comming from you.

You have never dealt honestly about anything.
Scent of Memories

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#20 Aug 10, 2009
who="Wilberhum"
I find that odd comming from you.
You have never dealt honestly about anything.
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