Spanish police arrest Muslim couple for abuse of daughter
In a case indicative of Spain’s determination to clamp down on Islamic extremism and child abuse, a husband and wife were arrested this week for abusing their daughter who had who strayed from their devout Muslim lifestyle.
According to this report, the girl from San Javier in Murcia was insulted and beaten for her “Western” behaviour.
The local Guardia Civil reported that the parents of the adolescent girl have been placed under arrest for forcing their daughter to adhere to their Islamic faith.
According to the Guardia, the girl was subjected to abuse, humiliation and threats by her parents as they attempted to force her to follow their faith, a situation she had endured since 2011 before reporting it to the police.
This treatment was not confined only to the family home, as she was also coerced into Islamism in her social life. When she attempted to behave in a manner similar to her peers in public, by smoking, wearing “Western” clothes or failing to observe Ramadan, she was verbally abused and beaten by her parents.
The reason for the girl choosing to seek help from police was because that the situation worsened a few months ago when she began a relationship with a non-Muslim.
This resulted in the physical violence increasing before she was ejected from the family home on reaching the age of 18.
However, the insults continued by mobile phone message, and other members of the Islamic faith in the local community joined in, insulting her, obstructing her path as she walked the streets and even throwing objects at her.
The couple who have been arrested are both Moroccan nationals and are aged 47 and 31, and the case is now in the hands of the courts of San Javier. Further arrests have not yet been discounted.