Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Muslim baby put up for adoption to prevent "honor killing"

A ray of hope in a dismally grey storm.  The court found that the baby, if given back to her bio-dad would probably be killed, as she is the result of an affair her bio-mom had.  This is a rare instance, that a court rules by invoking a traditional, and sharia legal aspect of Islam.  It is a small victory for freedom and dignity, a small defeat for Islam in England.

From Reuters/Yahoo December 21

Muslim baby was at risk of "honour killing"

LONDON (Reuters) - A baby at risk of becoming the victim of an "honour killing" because she was born as the result of her unmarried Muslim mother's secret affair must be adopted to keep her safe, the Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday.
Three senior judges rejected a bid by the one-year-old girl's natural father to have her live with him and his wife.
The child's natural mother is in favour of adoption so that her own family will not find out about the birth.
Lord Justice Munby, Lady Justice Black and Lord Justice Kitchin said in a joint judgment the case involved "exceptionally difficult adoption proceedings," the Press Association reported.
The judges imposed unusually wide reporting restrictions banning the publication of all names and locations linked to the case because of the continuing dangers faced by mother and child.
In other words; we are afraid that Muslims will react badly,so we will censor names and locations.  Otherwise, why would the restrictions be considered "unusually wide"?
The appeal court rejected an appeal by the father "F" against a decision last July refusing him a residence order allowing the baby to live with him.
The judge ordered that "baby Q" should be adopted by a couple, also Muslim, from the same country as the mother, but from a different community.
She found there would be "a very significant risk of two and two being put together" if the child went to the father because Q was quite obviously not the child of his wife, who had a child of her own.
If the child's maternal grandfather found out about the affair "it would be a matter of intense almost unimaginable shame to him and his family," said the judge.
The appeal court said on Wednesday: "It was plainly the judge's view that this might provoke action to preserve the family's honour."
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