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Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a Cow
FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

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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1 posted on 02/15/2013 5:32:16 AM PST by SJackson
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At least the Turkish authorities did something about it. I see potential for a reality tv show here.

2 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:48 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Moochelle is gone!?


3 posted on 02/15/2013 5:34:20 AM PST by twister881
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To: SJackson

I’m guessing this is the beginning of a blood feud that will last for generations.

No Waffle House explains a lot!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 5:43:30 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: SJackson

Turkey had a brief brush with civilization, and rejected it, going back to the primitive, barbarian, savage ways of its neighbors.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 5:52:08 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: SJackson

“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.”

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


6 posted on 02/15/2013 5:53:49 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: Mister Da
Yet another example of the barbaric world that still exists. Betcha don't see that coming here anytime soon..Oh wait, there's that thing called Sharia law or something like that. Hmmmmm?
7 posted on 02/15/2013 5:56:05 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

And now we know how Odumbo met Mooooochelle.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:57:07 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

This thread is useless without a picture of the cow.
Really, she might be an innocent cow.
How would we know?


9 posted on 02/15/2013 6:05:28 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SJackson

Moose limbs ... they are a laugh riot


10 posted on 02/15/2013 6:08:54 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SJackson

I’m going to have to see the cow first to decide on this one.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 6:10:59 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SJackson

“Turkish Muslim Trades Daughter for a Cow”
There’s a Henny Youngman joke in there somewhere.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 6:11:15 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SJackson

No photos?


13 posted on 02/15/2013 6:15:46 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: duckman

Richard III was willing to trade his kingdom for a horse! That’s a little more Shakespearian than Ali’s deal, however.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 6:17:35 AM PST by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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15 posted on 02/15/2013 6:28:10 AM PST by Bryan
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To: I want the USA back

“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.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 6:30:06 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SJackson

18 posted on 02/15/2013 6:33:39 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SJackson
" I see potential for a reality tv show here."
hmm...try TruTV..they did that Islamic group from MI-stan ..
"My Cow, for a wife.."
"Allah Ackbar! Udder-joy!"
"My life with a Beautiful Cow"

19 posted on 02/15/2013 6:41:10 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Bryan
Hoofs down, that one's (facing, the left one..w/o the clothing) for Ali...Allah Ackbar!

20 posted on 02/15/2013 6:47:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: SJackson

I know a moslem family whose father traded his daughter for a gas station in Sacramento. Needless to say, his daughter was already Americanized, ran away, turned around and sued her father and the would-be husband, and got the gas station plus a diner. True story.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 7:16:32 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: bunkerhill7
turned around and sued...

Yep, Americanized all right.

22 posted on 02/15/2013 8:48:22 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Bryan

For the gal on the right, I’ll bid a cow, a camel, and two goats.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 8:56:35 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: bunkerhill7

Good for her


24 posted on 02/15/2013 9:56:00 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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