Saturday, February 14, 2009
When a christian woman marries a muslim, what happens?
A Chicago woman appealed today for Sen. Barack Obama's help, asking the Democratic presidential hopeful to pay a visit during his Middle East trip this week to check up on the well-being of her four young daughters on the West Bank.
Colleen Davis Bargouthi said she is desperate to make contact with her daughters, Emily, Hannah, Amanda and Sarah, ages 6 to 11, who she said are being held by her Palestinian MUSLIM husband there with the intention of forcing them into arranged marriages.
Colleen Davis Bargouthi says her four daughters are being held by her Palestinian Muslim husband in the Middle East.
"My heart breaks everyday we are apart," she said at a Chicago news conference.
Bargouthi, a cab driver, said what was supposed to have been a short visit in June 2007 to her husband's family on the West Bank stretched until May and ended in domestic violence, threats of murder and her expulsion from her in-laws' house by her husband, Yasser Bargouthi.
I am sure by now all 4 girls are veiled and he probably has the 11 yr old up for marriage to a 30-40 yr old man. I hope this woman gets her daughters ASAP. I hope president Obama can help on this matter. I hope this serves as a lesson to all American and christian woman not to marry muslim men.