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Posted on 02/15/2013 5:32:13 AM PST by SJackson
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Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a Cow
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 14, 2013 @ 6:33 pm In The Point | 12 Comments
As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s important to be reminded that the special day, like everything else in Western Civilization, was originally invented by Muslims. And there are few places in the world as romantic as Turkey, where this love story for the ages takes place.
You might be tempted to confuse this tale with Romeo and Juliet. And it is a lot like Romeo and Juliet, or it would be if Juliet’s father had traded her for a cow.
Our tale begins in the village of Korkut in the District of Gümüşhacıköy, which is in the Amasya Province of Turkey. Korkut has drinking water, a post office and a midwife, and apparently not much else.
Ali. O, like so many enterprising Korkunians, one afternoon during the Muslim commemoration of Ramadan, decided to make the deal of a lifetime with the stepson of his brother. The stepson would get his daughter and Ali would get a cow. The stepson delivered the cow and now it was time for the next part of the deal.
“I promised, I took the cow. Now you have to get married,” Ali O. told his daughter Guller O.
Like all romantic heroines, Guller did not want to be traded for a cow and fled to her aunt’s house in Ankara, where Ali began making threatening phone calls to her insisting that she go through with the wedding. The case came to court and Ali O. claims that he was slandered, that he did not sell his daughter for a cow, but that the cow just happened to be on his premises, and that he was doing his daughter a favor by marrying her off because she’s retarded.
The family court has ordered Ali O. to undergo mental health treatment and to stop calling his daughter. If he refuses then he will have to serve 3-10 days in jail. The fate of the cow remains unknown.
In entirely unrelated news, Turkey’s murder rate of women has increased 1400% and 41.9% of Turkish women experience violence and sexual abuse.
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At least the Turkish authorities did something about it. I see potential for a reality tv show here.
Moochelle is gone!?
I’m guessing this is the beginning of a blood feud that will last for generations.
No Waffle House explains a lot!
Turkey had a brief brush with civilization, and rejected it, going back to the primitive, barbarian, savage ways of its neighbors.
“Ali O. claims that he was slandered, that he did not sell his daughter for a cow, but that the cow just happened to be on his premises, and that he was doing his daughter a favor by marrying her off because shes retarded.”
LOL allah akbar one fine morning I awoke to find a cow in my back yard. Then a man came and said it was his cow. He was a wise man to have found his cow so I ask him if he would marry my lovely daughter. allah akbar says it is all right to trick a man into marring a retarded daughter if you find a cow
And now we know how Odumbo met Mooooochelle.
This thread is useless without a picture of the cow.
Really, she might be an innocent cow.
How would we know?
Moose limbs ... they are a laugh riot
I’m going to have to see the cow first to decide on this one.
“Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a Cow”
There’s a Henny Youngman joke in there somewhere.
Richard III was willing to trade his kingdom for a horse! That’s a little more Shakespearian than Ali’s deal, however.
“Turkey had a brief brush with civilization, and rejected it, going back to the primitive, barbarian, savage ways of its neighbors.”
They are still head & shoulders above the neighboring Arabs they subjugated for centuries. I’m sure we could dig up a story like this in south Jersey (the “609” people); it would be a trade for a dirtbike instead of a cow, though.