Monday, January 18, 2010

Saudi Arabia: 80-year-old man marries 11-year-old girl

"There is no law that prohibits the marriage of a girl under 18," says the randy old goat, and he's right. After all, Muhammad did it:

"The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)." -- Bukhari 7.62.88

It seems likely that this is the same case as the one we reported about here, although it could conceivably be a similar but different case of child marriage. "Saudi activists outraged as man marries 11 yr old," from Al-Arabiya, January 17 (thanks to Sr. Soph):

DUBAI (Al Arabiya) News of a Saudi octogenarian marrying an eleven-year-old girl has outraged human rights activists amid calls on the government to regulate the marriage of underage girls, local media reported Saturday.

The Saudi National Human Rights Commission formed a committee to investigate the marriage, which activists consider a flagrant violation of human and children rights, the Saudi newspaper al-Riyadh said.

The marriage registrar, who was widely criticized since he agreed to seal the marriage contract knowing the girl's age, absolved himself of any blame.

"There is no law that prohibits the marriage of a girl under 18," he told the paper. "Plus, I summoned the girl and she declared her consent and signed the contract."...

The father, who took 85,000 riyals (more than $22,000) in dowry, defended his decision to marry off his 11-year-old daughter even though his wife vehemently objected.

"I don't care about her age," he told the paper. "Her health and her body build make her fit for marriage. I also don't care what her mother thinks."

Of course not. Why should he?

The father added that marriage at such an early age has been a custom in the Saudi society for a very long time and that he saw no reason why it should be a problem now.

"This is a very old custom and there is nothing wrong with it whether religiously or socially."...

As for the bride, she just called for help as she burst into tears.

"Save me. I don't want him," she cried.

With thanks to Jihad Watch


  1. Anonymous12:58 PM

    dhe thin nuqthaa eh thibaage samaal kamah gennan aharen beynumeve.
    1. saudi arabiyaa gai kuraa konme kamakee dheenaa ehgotha kurevey kameh noon.
    2. e kaiveni kurevifai vany anhen kujjaage nugaboolu gai kamah vaanama aee dheenaa khilaafa kurevunu kamekeve. ehenee; Abdullah ibn Abbas narrated that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A woman who has been previously married is more entitled to her person than her guardian, and a virgin must be asked for her consent for herself, and her consent is her silence " (malik: 28:2:4) adhives
    Narrated 'Aisha:

    I asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle! Should the women be asked for their consent to their marriage?" He said, "Yes." I said, "A virgin, if asked, feels shy and keeps quiet." He said, "Her silence means her consent." (buhkari:vol 85, book 85, no 79)
    3. veemaa saudhi arabiyaa gai kuraahai kameh dheenee kamakah hadhaigen mifadha than thaan gai jahaigen dheenah furassaara nukuraasheve.. mi ee dhey naseyhathekeve..

  2. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Qur'an 5:41 "Whomever Allah wants to deceive you cannot help. Allah does not want them to know the truth because he intends to disgrace them and then torture them."

  3. Anonymous9:49 PM

    u worship a pedo prophet sorry for ur pedo prophet

  4. Dhivehi Christian6:40 AM

    Anonymous, "her consent is her silence" is the most bigoted statement imaginable. Didn’t your Allah and Mohamed realise that there are such things called duress and contractual capacity? No they didn't because Mohamed was too much of a perverted pedophile to allow young girls the protection from duress. A six year old girl doesn't have contractual capacity and her silence could mean anything. Of course for pedophile Mohamed it only meant he was ready for a bonk.

  5. Dhivehi Christian7:02 AM

    This young girl Aisha demonstrated her humanity and was a credit to the ancient Arab civilisation, which was far superior compared to Islam. When she asked “Should the women be asked for their consent to their marriage” she showed her human decency and the basic norms of Arab social justice. When she protested “A virgin, if asked, feels shy and keeps quiet” she proved that the Arabs of her time knew the concepts of duress and freedom of choice. Mohamed, on the other hand, was a monster who trampled on all these virtues and niceties and turned a highly civilised nation into savages and barbarians.

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