From Atlas Shrugs:
Thursday, March 08, 2012
MY MOTHER WANTS ME DEAD: CONVERT OUT OF ISLAM SPEAKS OUT AFTER FLEEING HER MUSLIM FAMILY FOLLLOWING 'HONOUR KILLING' THREAT
What's important is not the girl's life. No, no, no. What's important is to "protect islam" and the ideology that commands death to apostates (converts out of Islam). That. must. stop.
Join us April 29th for the first annual Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference on Honor Killings in the West.
My mother wants me dead: Catholic convert speaks out after fleeing her Muslim family folllowing 'honour killing' threat The Daily Mail, March 8, 2012 (hat tip David)
A women's rights campaigner has revealed how she fears for her life after her strict Muslim parents threatened to kill her when she dared to refuse an arranged marriage.
Sabatina James said the threat made her flee the family home at 18, change her name, convert to Catholicism and move abroad to set up a foundation for women in similar danger.Her parents took her to court after she wrote a book about her experiences, in which she claimed to have been beaten as her teenager for kissing a boy and wearing clothes they thought were too revealing.They sued her for defamation - and lost.Miss James said she believed she would probably be dead now, if her parents had their way.She told the Daily Beast: 'I rarely go out alone.'I often wonder if someone is lurking around the corner.'I have always loved my freedom - but I have paid a high price.'Miss James claimed that, after she refused to marry the man her parents had chosen, her father told her: 'The honour of this family is more important than my life or your life.'But she added that her mother was even stricter, beating her and watching her every move to the point where she had 'no anchor'.Miss James, who grew up in a rural village near the Kashmir mountains, said her problems began when she was 15 and the family lived in the Austrian city of Linz.While she enjoyed the freedoms of Western culture, such as wearing lipstick and eyeliner, her conservative parents, who were brought together in an arranged marriage, disapproved.Her father even thoughtwere for prostitutes, she said, while her mother believed using tampons would 'ruin' her virginity.It made her parents more determined to marry her off to preserve the family's 'honour', she added.Miss James said her mother once hit her across the cheek, kickedand called her a whore after reading in her diary that she had kissed a boy.So began three years of violence between them, Miss James claimed, based on her refusal to be in a forced marriage and the embarrassment it caused the family's Pakistani peers in Austria.Miss James said her mother smacked herwith a shoe, splitting her lip, for having a t-shirt that was deemed to be too skimpy.