Immigration and diversity is speeding the rise of sharia law in the U.S. via Court records: City of Oak Ridge employee kept wife virtual prisoner under Sharia law – News Sentinel Story
CLINTON — A city of Oak Ridge employee paid the bride’s father $2,000 for his daughter in a forced marriage in Africa, court records allege, and then kept her as a virtual prisoner in their Oak Ridge home.
Documents filed on behalf of Madina Sall state she and Ardo Isma Ba were married in Senegal in May 2007, but Ba didn’t register the marriage with the Senegalese government. The couple are natives of Senegal.
The divorce papers filed on Ba’s behalf in Anderson County Chancery Court state their marriage occurred in Knoxville in August 2012.
Ba is the city of Oak Ridge electric project manager and has been employed by the city since May 2009. He is also a reserve officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Court records state he is also in the Army Reserve.
Documents filed in the pending breakup include allegations that Ba essentially kept his spouse captive for three years under Islam’s Sharia law in their Oak Ridge home.
Sall and Ba are second cousins, according to records, and she “did not consent to the marriage but was forced to follow through with the marriage due to her families’ (sic) Islamic beliefs.”
Neither Ba nor Sall, nor their respective attorneys, are discussing the case, and Chancellor M. Nichole Cantrell is overseeing the divorce. Ba filed for divorce last month, with that legal action alleging irreconcilable differences and “inappropriate marital conduct.”
Cantrell during a hearing Friday called a recess to allow a courthouse hallway conference, where an agreement was hammered out by the respective attorneys about temporary child support. The chancellor then rescheduled a hearing seeking to revisit an order of protection Sall sought against Ba that was first dismissed.
That order alleges Ba kept his wife from leaving their home for the past three years, kept her passport and other legal documents, allowed her visa to expire and became “physically abusive” when he found her at a neighbor’s house using the computer to apply for a green card.
That card, attesting to the permanent resident status of an immigrant, is needed before Sall could obtain immigration benefits or legally get a job.
“She was extremely concerned about living in the country illegally,” according to court documents filed on Sall’s behalf.
Since she arrived in the U.S. in 2009, Ba “essentially held the defendant (Sall) captive in the parties’ home,” records filed on her behalf s…
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