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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Muslim forced his daughter to shave her head because she was dating a Christian in New York


Yasmin Seweid (r.) was allegedly forced by her parents to shave her head over the incident because they were upset she was dating a Christian. Pictured with Seweid is her father (l.)



A Muslim student who said she was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting “Donald Trump!” lied to police because she broke her curfew, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate-crime victims when she told cops she was taunted Dec. 1 on the No. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing.
But Seweid finally broke down Wednesday and was arrested after she admitted to detectives that it was all a big lie.
“Nothing happened, and there was no victim,” a police source said.
Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.
Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said.
The bareheaded Baruch College student, not wearing her hijab, was charged with filing a false report and released after her arraignment early Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court. A relative covered Seweid’s face with a black down jacket as she was escorted into a waiting SUV following her brief court appearance.



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

nebech

Harry said...

She's going OTD, I can tell.

Harry said...

I think this story pusher over the edge and now she's going OTD. A lesson to all not be to strict in punishing about issues of frumkeit, because it chases them away. Not that she was too on the derech to begin with, I must admit.

Anonymous said...

whats the big deal, i always shave my head

AishKodesh said...

I think that perhaps it would be a good thing to revive the Mussar Movement. Who is with me?

Anonymous said...

what's mussar movement do?

Abe said...

Poor Yasmin. She was forced to shave her head. No one should be permitted to do this to a young
woman. This is a "Masseh Sodom" ..... even worse.... it's also a "Masseh Satmar".

AishKodesh said...

11:28, It is a Movement that was started in the 1800's by HaRav Yisroel Salanter zt"l that emphasized trying to think about what we do, and trying to keep the Commandments properly. Often people don't think too much about what they are doing and "cut corners" with the Mitzvos - but Mussar teaches otherwise.

Not only that, but it stresses the study of Mussar and the refinement of our charachter traits. Like the Torah commands us 'Tamim ti'h'yeh im Hashem Elokecha.'

Mussar literally means something like discipline - and that is one of the main concepts stressed in Mussar - us disciplining ourselves.

An example of something the Mussar Movement stresses is to be very, very careful about your fellowman's feelings, honor, etc.

Perhaps something that could sum up a lot of the Mussar Movement is a vort from HaRav Yisroel Salanter zt"l on this Parsha, quoted in the book Oznayim LaTorah:

Yaakov Avinu was afraid of the fact that Esav HaRasha was coming towards him with 400 men. But many Mefarshim ask; how could he be afraid? Hashem had promised him that He would be with him, etc.!

So, Reb Yisroel gives a mashal: Say there is a person who was hired to watch something for another. (We'll call the "watcher" Reuven, and the "hirer" Shimon). Now, while Reuven was watching the item, he broke it. Shimon will certainly not pay him! MAYBE if he was being nice, he would not charge Reuven - but he will certainly not pay him for breaking his thing!

Says Reb Yisroel: Hashem gives us a task to do, and rules to keep. And often, we break those rules. So, maybe Hashem, in His Mercy and Kindness, will not punish us really. But He will certainly not pay us for breaking His Commandments!

Yaakov Avinu, he explains, was worried that he had broken even one Commandment or something like that in the interim of that time and when he had been promised the good stuff. Because, if, Chas V'Shalom, he had, then perhaps he would not be punished; but certainly Hashem would not reward and pay him for that! Maybe the promises were on condition that he did good only....

So, concludes Reb Yisrol zt"l, this teaches us how careful we must be with keeping the Commandments. We must always try to perform the Mitzvos properly and perform them. But we must be even more careful, he says, to not, Chas V'Shalom, use our life - the life that Hashem gives us each morning; each second; to break the Commandments.

So, anyway, unfortuantely, this Movement has mostly died out - though, Baruch Hashem, there is still a lot more Mussar studied in Yeshivos than it used to be - but it needs to be revived, so to speak. It stressed and reminded us of so many important things in life that must be remembered and practiced.

So now, I ask agan; who is with me?

Kol Tuv!

Anonymous said...

This unfortunate Muslim girl is still much better off than the poor Satmar women who are forced by that criminally insane cult to shave their heads for the rest of their miserable lives,this girl at least will have her hair back in a couple of months
CHAIM

Anonymous said...

This unfortunate Muslim girl is still much better off than the poor Satmar women who are forced by that criminally insane cult to shave their heads for the rest of their miserable lives,this girl at least will have her hair back in a couple of months
CHAIM

Anonymous said...

aishKodesh,
Ssounds ok, but from what I know it's tougher than that. Like always concentrating on the bad in a person instead of simcha and forgiving yourself as a human that makes mistakes, it's tougher than what you described.

AishKodesh said...

True. Very true. But Mussar also stresses Simcha (like Chassidus), and not getting down on yourself. You know that if you even apply one Mussar principle in life one time, it is so, so great? Such as just taking the time to open the door for somebody, etc. Mussar does stress searching out your bad points - but also staying positive. You can be happy about your maalehs without being gaavadikke.

You should try reading some of the classic Mussar books. They are great, and very helpful.

For example: Mesilas Yesharim, Orchos Tzaddikim, Chovos HaLevavos, Igerres HaRamban with commentary, Ohr Yisroel (that one is really expensive, though), Shaarei Teshuva.

Anonymous said...

We know these, but in this era something else is needed.
In these times we need something like a Carlebach or a Bal Shem type to inspire.Mussar is important for nto for 24/7 learning, we need a spiritual reawakening and a positive message. These great books you mention aren't speaking to our youth or even adults too much.Let's be honest

AishKodesh said...

You can include learning the Chassidus of the Baal Shem Tov HaKadosh zt"l of course. Just Mussar needs to be thought about more in general - on the other hand, real Chassidus does too...

Gut Shabbos all!

Anonymous said...

Poor pislamic girl had to shave her head... who give a **** they cover it anyway