What is most telling about the article is that the Muslim community knew -- the mosque, the religious leaders, everyone -- and they all kept silent, in keeping with the misogynistic honor code under the sharia.
The young teen was beaten badly, hiding her injuries under her burka. Another reason to ban the vicious face covering. The girl was removed from the household by authorities and placed with another Muslim family -- that is hardly reassuring.
Javed Khan, acting president of the Federation of the Islamic Associations of New Zealand, called it "a one-off case," in spite of the thousands of girls who have been honor beaten and honor killed under Islam. He deceived the police and the media, saying that the Muslim community would not condone anything like that, despite the fact that they did know and kept silent about it. We see this repeatedly in the Muslim community. Take, for example, Aasiyah Hassan, honor murdered in Buffalo, New York. "Everyone in the Muslim community was aware" that Aasiyah Hassan was "going through abuse" before her husband beheaded her.
Instead of Javed Khan speaking the truth and saying, yes, we have a problem in the Muslim community with the honor code of violence under Islam, he deceives and perpetuates the lie, thereby insuring that no action will be taken to address the very real problem of Islamic honor violence.
Exclusive: Auckland police claim injuries were hidden on purpose, " By Sam Boyer | The New Zealand Herald (thanks to Sharia Unveiled)
A teenage girl police believe was beaten at home was forced to hide her facial injuries behind a burqa, while members of the Muslim community are alleged to have hushed up the abuse.Her injuries included a broken nose, damaged teeth and extensive bruising. Police claim the 15-year-old was subjected to sustained physical abuse from at least one family member over two or more months.
The abuse was known to some Muslims in the Auckland region, who chose not to report it, they claim.“The case was brought to police attention when a school friend of the girl was made aware of the abuse and was able to borrow a cellphone from another child at a neighbouring school to call 111,” child protection officer Detective Sarah Boniface said. “The girl was not able to get access to a phone herself.”
She was kept home from school after sustaining the facial injuries, police say.
She was absent from school long enough for a friend to become anxious about her whereabouts, police say. When the friend learned of the abuse through community networks, she called the police.
"At this stage it is clear that a number of members of the community were aware of the extent of the abuse and did not seek medical assistance for her injuries or alert authorities,” Ms Boniface said. “This included people who were in positions of trust and who should have been relied upon to provide help.” P
Police believed that family members were also instructed to lie to investigators about the abuse, and did so out of fear for their own safety.
Officers learned about the abuse in early November. The girl was removed from her home by Child, Youth and Family and placed in “secure care” with another Muslim family. No one has yet been charged, although police say arrests are likely. She recently completed her school exams, Ms Boniface said. Detective Inspector Jim Gallagher, a police field crime manager, said people needed to speak up about child abuse. He praised the bravery of the school friend who called police.
“When you know about a child that possibly could be at risk, then that warrants you making it your business. If you do nothing, then no one will ever know. It’s a child’s life you’re gambling with if you don’t report it.” Javed Khan, acting president of the Federation of the Islamic Associations of New Zealand, said the offending could not be tolerated. It was likely a one-off case, he said. “Maybe the family members were trying to hide it, but I don’t think the community would condone anything like that. If we became aware of it we would definitely bring it to the attention of the authorities. “We are subject to the laws of the country and follow the laws of New Zealand. Anything like that is not accepted here. It has nothing to do with Islam or the religion. It’s more to do with a cultural thing … It could just be the family.”