Iranian-born Anni discusses my ‘Forced-Hijab Nightmare,’ sharing her harrowing torment as a small child at the hands of her Islamic fundamentalist father…just one of the many reasons she left Islam and escaped Iran.
Because her father viewed her as a disobedient child, he sold her off as a child bride to the highest bidder for $50.00 when she was just 13 years old. Anni says, “Everyday for over a year if he wasn’t beating me, he was raping me. When he wasn’t raping me, he was beating me and sometimes he was doing both.
One day it got so bad, – with a dislocated shoulder, bloody lip, bruised face and eye – Amy marched into a courtroom and said to the judge, “Your Honor, you have got to save me because this man is going to kill me.” Very calmly he smiled and said, “Well, young lady, maybe if you start obeying your husband, he wouldn’t have to beat you. Now go home and make him happy.”