If you want to know what the future holds if fathers rights "reforms" continue in the west, you need look no further than the Middle East, where father custody is enshrined in law and tradition. Here we see that UNNAMED DAD got custody of his 11-year-old son despite "verbal and physical abuse" being a "factor in his parents getting separated" (translation: the mother could no longer stand the father's verbal and physical abuse, so she left him or was forced out.) So given that this is Jordan and the child is 11, he is automatically left to live with the father. So when this child was left alone with his violent father, the results proved horrifying, though more or less predictable. In what is basically an act of torture, the child is beaten with a belt and a rubber hose, then locked in the toilet for 3 days with no food or water. All because the child ran away home because he couldn't stand his father's abuse. Do you think Mom will get custody now? Don't hold your breath.
Father beats child, locks him in toilet for 3 days
AMMONNEWS - Rakan Qadah - A father in the town of Kufranja in Ajloun governorate beat his 11 year-old child with a belt and a rubber hose throughout the child's body and locked him up in the toilet for over three days without food or water.
The child “M. M. G” told 'Ammon News' in an interview that he received from his father all kinds of physical and verbal abuse, with visible beating marks throughout his body, causing him to run away from home for over three nights spent on the streets until his father found him in Kufranja and locked him up in the bathroom and beat him with a rubber hose, causing the child to run away again and head to the local administrative authority in Kufranja.
The child was taken into the family protection center.
The child said that he does not want to return home where verbal and physical abuse was also a factor in his parents getting separated, leaving the children to live with their father.
'Ammon News' team followed up on the child's case with the Family Protection Center in Jerash, where the center confirmed receiving the child from Kufranja police, listened to his statements and details of the abuse he suffers at home.
The Family Protection Center called in the father to investigate the abuse allegations.