Parents Accused of Selling Daughter, Throwing Hot Oil On Her When She Said No

Parents who tried to sell their daughter into an arranged marriage for $20,000 have been arrested in Texas.

San Antonio, TX – A 16-year-old ran away from home after she says she was beaten and had hot oil thrown on her for refusing an arranged marriage.

Police said Maarib Al Hishmawi was beaten with a broomstick, had hot cooking oil thrown on parts of her body, and was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness for refusing to go along with the arranged marriage, according to KSAT-TV.

The beatings stopped only when Maarib agreed to the marriage, which would net her parents $20,000. But then she ran away after leaving Taft High School on Jan. 30.

Her parents reported her missing and made a major hoopla in the news, KSAT reported.

They claimed their daughter had been kidnapped from their home, and said that they feared she had been harmed.

"Please help me. Every time we go into her room, we cry," Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi told WOAI-TV when his daughter was still missing.

The father told KSAT he grew frustrated with his local police department’s slow response to his daughter’s case, and so he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

He told KSAT that he daughter had been bullied for her Muslim hijab, and that he believed that had something to do with her disappearance.

But none of those accusations turned out to be true.

The Bexar County Sheriff Department said the girl was found in mid-March, but was not returned to her parents.

Instead, Texas Child Protection Services took custody of Maarib and her five siblings, between the ages of five and 15, KSAT reported.

Police arrested her parents, Abdulah and Hamdiyah Sabah Al Hishmawi, on March 23, and charged them with continuous violence against a family member.

Thirty-four year old Abdulah and 33-year-old Hamdiyah told police WOAI that Maarib was never abused, and that she wasn’t being forced to marry the 28-year-old man from Dallas that they’d introduced her to when she was only 15.

"He never touched her. He never go to her room. She never go to where he live in Dallas. I have nothing to hide. I'm not scared about this. My daughter and this guy - we help those together to build a family," the father told WOAI.

The father claimed he was only giving permission for Maarib through the courts to go through with the arrangement.

Police were also investigating the man who was supposed to marry the teen girl and said it was likely he would face charges as well.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department was continuing to investigate and said the FBI was assisting them.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Scattered
That's my point. You didn't assimilate either.

And I'm black. Trust me, Muslims, terrorist or not, don't see me as a threat. Good luck with all that though.

Scattered
Scattered

The wall is just a deterrent from more illegals coming into our Country. The Muslims DO NOT assimilate. They want to live under Sharia law and there is already doctors here performing genitalia mutilation and look what they did to this poor girl. STOP complaining? How would you like it done to you? This is the United States of America and our wonderful President Trump will never allow such a thing. But I bet he could provide you transportation to their Country. Good riddance!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Scattered
You never assimilated either, stop complaining.

And how is a wall supposed to stop immigrants from overseas?

Scattered
Scattered

These are a sick breed. Muslims live by these laws and Marry thier daughters off at 7 years old, and all of their religious beliefs are disgusting and crude. They do not ever plan on assimilation they are just biding their time. They need to go home this is not their country and they hate Americans. Build that.wall now!!!!

jericho777
jericho777

They were allowed here to vote for Democrats...

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