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"Iraqi Culture" Mom Yusra Farhan Says She Treated Daughter "Like Any Parent Would"
by Matthew Hendley
Yusra Farhan -- the Phoenix mother who cited "Iraqi culture" as the reason for alleged assaults on her daughter -- said at her initial court appearance yesterday that she was disciplining her daughter "like any parent would."
Most parents haven't been arrested twice in the past week for tying their children to beds and beating them or burning them with hot spoons, and -- at least in America -- aren't citing "Iraqi culture" as the reasoning behind it.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Farhan was first arrested on February 10 after her daughter was hospitalized, as Farhan admitted to police that she'd hit her daughter several times with her hand, and with a shoe, after becoming angry because the girl had started speaking with a boy.
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