From elsewhere: Here’s another word that the backwards world of Islam has given us – Bridenapping.
Wherever you look in the various societies created by the followers of Islam you can probably find some sort of atrocity or abuse, normally aimed at women.
So it is with this story from a Philadelphia, United States news source, The Philadelphia Daily News. A young woman from Kyrgyzstan, the daughter of a Christian convert from Islam is trying to seek asylum in the United States because she faces the serious threat of ‘bridenapping’.
This retarded cultural practice involves men capturing women from a family and forcing her into sex and servitude. The article from The Philadelphia Daily News says that a conservative estimate 50% of the marriages in Kyrgyzstan are the result of Bridenapping.
The Philadelphia Daily News said:
“IF ALBINA Kurmanbekova returns home, she has many prospects for marriage.
Not marriage as we understand it, however. More than a dozen Muslim men have threatened her with “bridenapping,” forcible marriage that is indistinguishable from kidnapping, rape and slavery.
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, where “bridenapping,” a gross violation of human rights, is the national sport played by men and endured by women.
That’s not what Albina wants, that’s what she fears – and that’s why she has filed for asylum in the U.S. She’s living with the family of her aunt Mira Kasymkulova on a quiet Holmesburg street. Kasymkulova has been in the U.S. for 15 years and translated for Albina, whose English is weak.
Bridenapping occurs in scattered parts of the world, usually in patriarchal societies. Even where it is against the law, as it is in Kyrgyzstan, enforcement is nonexistent, said Kurmanbekova, something I verified. Where bridenapping exists, it is usually a tribal “tradition.”
I asked the aunt if a bridenapped young woman wouldn’t get help from her father.
She laughed. No, because most likely the father was a bridenapper himself. In Kyrgyzstan, a stunning 50 to 75 percent of marriages follow bridenapping. Suicide has been reported among some of those bridenapped.
In Albina’s case, there is an overlay that makes it more terrifying: She is a Christian.
Albina arrived in the United States in June on a work-and-travel visa, and when that became known, 13 Muslim men, posting on Russian Facebook, threatened to bridenap her if she ever returned, one of them vowing to snatch her right at the airport.
Albina decided never to return, even if that meant not seeing her parents and three younger sisters again. In America, she had seen a way of life in which women are not chattel.
She also saw another freedom here: freedom of worship.
Kyrgyzstan is a largely rural nation in central Asia with a population of 5 million, about 80 percent Muslim. Although Albina was born Muslim, after she visited a Christian church with her grandmother, something took hold of her heart.
She saw something in Christianity she had not seen in Islam and was the first in her family to convert, in 2003.”
Read the rest at: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20131216_Gimme_shelter.html#vFMq41uu48loeMOB.99
Another day, another Islamic practice that causes disgust and another Islam related word that I wish I had never heard of to go along with ‘jihad’, ‘kufar’ ‘ ummah’ ‘dhimmi’ etc etc
Hat Tip RoP