Update re: 13 y/o Elham Mahdi raped to death

Note: the AP report is from April 10th. This post is from the 12th but it never made it out of the drafts till now. Have not looked for an update. I’ve had enough evil for one day.

Fellow Yemenis Reem Al Numery, Nujood Ali speak out

April 12, 2010

More detail concerning the brutal rape and murder of a 13 y/o Elham Madhi. Original post. Other spellings I’ve seen: Elham Assi, Elham Mahdi Al Assi, Elham Shoai Assi.

ABED AL-HIKMI (23) “married” 13 y/o Elham and then, in order to prove his manhood, he tied her up and proceeded to rape her to death.

Elham Assi’s mother, Nijma Ahmed, 50, pleaded with her daughter to have sex with the pedophile so she “wouldn’t shame the family”.

How is consenting to rape avoiding “shaming the family”?

AP report based on interviews with the child’s mother, police and medical reports.

Elham was one of 8 siblings. A deal was made between her brother and her “husband” to trade sisters in marriage in order to save money. Marriage took place in the Yemeni village of Shueba.

AL-HIKMI evidently was unable to consummate the “marriage.”

AP: According to police notes from the interrogation of the husband, he was upset because he could not consummate their relationship and felt under pressure to prove his manhood.

He then took her to a nearby medical clinic and requested “tranquilizers” to incapacitate her. The clinic refused. He then “obtained performance enhancing pills” so he could penetrate her, which he did after he tied her down, her screams not deterring him.

Where did he get the pills? From the clinic?

The following morning he returned to the same clinic because she could not walk. The physician, Dr Fathiya Haida, said the 13 y/o’s vaginal canal was “ripped”. No further explanation or medical description.

Dr Haida’s advice?

I told him not to go near her for at least ten days.

A 13 y/o girl the clinic knew was raped was sent home with the rapist. And the treatment for a girl whose vagina was “ripped” was no sex for 10 days?

AP then quotes a forensic report that revealed “extensive tearing around the vagina and rectum”. Haven’t been able to find the full report.

This leads one to conclude that either Dr Haida missed the rectal injuries or the child rapist raped her anally as well. And there was no mention of any type of medical care rendered.

Is forced child sodomy acceptable in Islam?

Elham’s mother visited before her daughter lost consciousness and described her daughter as “looking like she was butchered.” When she confronted the child rapist, he claimed his new bride was “possessed by spirits” and that he would “take her to a folk healer to cast them out.”

Doesn’t say whether she was taken anywhere. Hours later she bled to death from the injuries inflicted by her “husband”.

She had been “married” 3 days.

Imagine the little girl’s suffering and the horror she must of felt when she was sent back home with him.

He is allegedly in police custody.

AP also mentions that in Feb 2009, a minimum age of 17 was set for marriage but later repealed becase it was “un-Islamic”. A final ruling is expected “this month”.

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