Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33, have been arrested in another appalling case involving an attempted arranged marriage of a young Muslim girl. This case however did not occur in Pakistan or Afghanistan but Texas. They are accused of beating their daughter with a broomstick and the pouring hot cooking oil on her after refusing agree to the the arranged marriage.
Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, was pledged in the arranged marriage in return for $20,000. The high school student ran away after the alleged abuse by her parents who were irate at her refusal to relent to the arranged marriage. The girl and her five siblings, between the ages 5 and 15, were placed under Child Protective Services custody.
Police are leaving open the possibility of charging the would-be husband — hopefully they will follow through in arresting the man.