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7 years 44 weeks ago, 3:22 PM


photobear6's picture

Lieutenant General
Join Date:
Aug 2009

In my opinion these people are just plain wacked.
Girl, 12, divorces 80-year-old husband
Case spurs Saudi Arabia to consider minimum marriage age
updated 33 minutes ago
The case of a 12-year-old Saudi Arabian girl who successfully won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband could prompt the Arab kingdom to introduce a minimum marriage age, the Telegraph of London reports.
The girl was 11 when she was wed against her wishes to her father's cousin last year in an arranged marriage in her hometown of Buraidah, near the Saudi capital of Riyadh, the Telegraph reported Thursday. Her father was paid a $23,350 dowry.
The girl, with the help of a lawyer from the state-run Human Rights Commission, has been trying to get out of the marriage and took her case to court in Buraidah. She recently reached an agreement with her family, and the divorce will be settled privately rather than in the courts, the Telegraph reported.
Saudi Arabia has no minimum legal age for marriage and it is common in poorer, tribal areas for girls to be married off. However, it is rare for a child bride to challenge the match.
The case has prompted the Human Rights Commission to call for a legal minimum age of 16 in the kingdom. The commission and the Ministry of Justice will issue new guidelines after hearing from medical experts, child psychologists and scholars of Islamic law.
"The main aim is to not allow cases like this to happen again," Alanoud al-Hejailan, a lawyer for the commission, told the Telegraph.
"There will be some opposition, of course, but we feel that public opinion has changed on this issue. We want to gather all the public support we can for a minimum age for marriage."
The case has been hotly debated in Saudi Arabia, with some judges and clerics citing the Prophet Muhammad's marriage to a 9-year-old as justification for child brides.
Sheikh Abdullah al-Manie, a senior Saudi cleric, earlier this year slammed the comparison, saying the prophet's marriage occurred centuries ago and could not be used to justify marriages today.

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7 years 44 weeks ago, 3:57 PM


Vaquero's picture

General of the Army
Join Date:
Dec 2009
West Texas
just wrong

I don't care if you throw in a herd of goats.
Dowry, thats some screwed up parenting!

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7 years 44 weeks ago, 4:32 PM


ecaman's picture

Join Date:
Jul 2009
Payson, UT, United States
Culture difference

Taking child brides is but one part of the problem in such societies. Part of the plan in going into Iraq and Afghanistan was to introduce democracy. Sure. People who believe in shit like this, or mandatory wrapping of their women head to toe in burlap bags, or (in some areas) female genital mutilation, or having allegiance only to the family, or at most the tribe, and all the other crap - yeah, they're really candidates for democracy. They have no concept of what it is, since they have no frame of reference. I don't say that they should be blamed for it, because they've never heard of anything different. But how long will it take before they understand the basic concepts of Western civilization, and how much longer before they accept them?

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
7 years 44 weeks ago, 6:44 PM


zx12rmike's picture

President Pro Temp
Join Date:
Dec 2008
commiefornia, United States

I think back to when my daughter was 11 or 12 and it makes me want to skin this asshole alive. The dad was obviously thinking of the money only. Sick mf'r

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
7 years 44 weeks ago, 7:11 PM


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Major General
Join Date:
May 2009
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Child abuse

"the Prophet Muhammad's marriage to a 9-year-old as justification for child brides." 100's of thousands of muslims aren't bothered? Hail Mary, & I'm not even a christian!

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