Canada: Muslim teen forced to wear hijab, marry much older man

A Quebec youth court judge has removed a 16-year-old girl in Victoriaville from her family after she was forced into a marriage with an older man who insisted she wear a hijab, rifled through her cellphone and controlled who she could see. The girl was so afraid in the weeks before the ceremony was to happen last spring that she ran to a neighbour’s house and locked herself in a bedroom.”

This is one rare story that ended well, as opposed to myriads of others that ended in honor murder.

Unfortunately, not every girl living in the West under the strictures of the Sharia is brave enough to run for help. The neighbors are also to be congratulated for risking their own safety to help her, and finally, the judge did his job by removing here from an abusive home despite the politics involved.

“This teenager has the right to emancipate herself, and aspire to more legitimate personal achievements such as marrying someone she loves, wanting to practise a profession and deciding herself what she wears and who she sees,” youth court Judge Bruno Langelier said in his decision.”

Sadly, this is where a clash of civilizations is evident. The Sharia is not compatible with the rights and freedoms that people take for granted in free societies; it is regarded as divine law, and under it, women are inferior.

“Judge removes teenager from family home after she flees forced marriage,” by Steve Rukavina, CBC,

A Quebec youth court judge has removed a 16-year-old girl in Victoriaville from her family after she was forced into a marriage with an older man who insisted she wear a hijab, rifled through her cellphone and controlled who she could see.

The girl was so afraid in the weeks before the ceremony was to happen last spring that she ran to a neighbour’s house and locked herself in a bedroom.

After a noisy and violent confrontation between the neighbours and the girl’s family, police escorted the girl to safety.

In July, a youth court judge granted the girl’s request to be placed in hiding with a foster family until she turns 18.

“This teenager has the right to emancipate herself, and aspire to more legitimate personal achievements such as marrying someone she loves, wanting to practise a profession and deciding herself what she wears and who she sees,” youth court Judge Bruno Langelier said in his decision.

“She has the right to freedom of conscience and religion, to be free to decide her future and not to be subjected to a fiancé who controls everything and who obliges her to wear the hijab. She wants to be free, and free from the dictates of the men around her,” Langelier continued.

Youth protection laws forbid CBC News from naming the girl or any details that might identify her.

Marriage ‘contract’

The girl and her family came to Canada in 2016 as refugee claimants.

A copy of a marriage contract dated May 2018 between the girl’s family and her fiancé’s family was entered into evidence in court.

The girl was 15 years old at the time and the fiancé was in his 20s.

The contract shows the fiancé’s family agreed to pay a dowry of $3,000 to the girl’s family, and that the marriage ceremony would take place in May 2019.

The contract was signed by the girl’s father, the fiancé, some witnesses and an imam, but not by the girl herself….

Girl forced to wear hijab, kept from friends

The girl told the youth protection workers she didn’t want to go home because her parents and fiancé were controlling every aspect of her life.

She said in the months since the marriage was planned, the fiancé controlled what she could wear and her choice of friends.

She said he refused to allow her to wear makeup and forced her to wear a hijab….

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