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Saudi Court Lets Girl (8) Marry Man (58)

From the relentless defenders of the faith at Reuters:

File photo of  soon to be wed Faiz Mohammed, 40, and Ghulam Haider, 11, at her home in a rural village of Damarda in Ghor province. (Click to enlarge)

Saudi Arabia to regulate girls’ marriages

Tue Apr 14, 2009

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to regulate the marriages of young girls, its justice minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after a court refused to nullify the marriage of an 8-year-old to a man 50 years her senior.

The justice ministry aims "to put an end to arbitrariness by parents and guardians in marrying off minor girls," Justice Minister Mohamed al-Issa told al-Watan newspaper, partially owned by members of the royal family…

The minister’s comments suggested the practice of marrying off young girls would not be abolished. The regulations will seek to "preserve the rights, fending off blights to end the negative aspects of underage girls’ marriage," he said.

A court in the Saudi town of Unaiza upheld for the second time last week the marriage of the Saudi girl to a man who is about 50 years her senior, on condition he does not have sex with her until she reaches puberty.

The minister added that any new regulations would be made under the provision that the requirements of universal laws were not binding to religious commandments

Financial considerations could prompt some Saudi families to wed their underage daughters to much older men. Many Saudi clerics, including the kingdom’s chief cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdelaziz Al al-Sheikh, endorse the practice.

"For them this is allowed by Islamic Sharia law," lawyer Abdul-Rahman al-Lahem said.

"Some (clerics) will be against this (plan) but the justice minister is also a cleric and a member of the kingdom’s top clerics body."

Many young girls in Arab countries that observe tribal traditions are married to older husbands but not before puberty. Such marriages are also driven by poverty in countries like Yemen, one of the poorest countries outside Africa.

The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF expressed on Monday its "deep concern" over the Onaiza court ruling…

How does the headline from Reuters fit the actual news in the article?

In fact, the article says that these “religious laws” will be left intact. So in actuality they will not regulate any marriages.

But that is our pious watchdog media for you. They will always find a way to sugarcoat the religion of peace.

Mr. Obama is not the only one who makes a habit out of kowtowing to the Saudi king.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Saudi Court Lets Girl (8) Marry Man (58)”

  1. bousquem says:

    I find it terribly disturbing that someone is willing “marry” someone who is probably old enought to be a granddaughter. And who the hell thinks it’s okay to do this and religion allows this pedophilia to go on.

  2. Kilmeny says:

    …on condition he does not have sex with her until she reaches puberty.

    Which is twelve years old, more or less. Let’s ask Obama and our Islam-loving media types with young daughters whether or not the simple fact of puberty makes a little girl an adult woman.

  3. Which is twelve years old, more or less. Let’s ask Obama and our Islam-loving media types with young daughters whether or not the simple fact of puberty makes a little girl an adult woman.

    Yeah, but you forget Kilmeny, that most liberals want to start tossing condoms, birth control pills, and graphic sexual education materials to kids at age 12. After all, they’re “going to have sex anyway” so they might as well be prepared. Perhaps they’re trying to make this girl feel like an American by whoring her out to a man old enough to be her grandfather.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Sweet Baby Jesus!!
    Is there not one real man in that part of the world to smite that child molesting BASTARD?

    Dear Lord,
    Grant me 15 seconds of unhampered vengeance……is all I ask.
    On bended knee…..your humble servant,
    Liberals Demise

    • jobeth says:

      Wasn’t Mohammed a pedophile himself? These sickos don’t seem to care one wit about what these little girls have to go through.

      This is so sick! I join you in your prayer. However…I do rest assured that God will have a “nice” surprise for these vermin.
      And it isn’t more little girl virgins.

      Just the thought of what these little ones must indure makes me want to cry.

  5. Kilmeny says:

    Oh EQ, I remember, I have a twelve year old in public middle school. And I bet you’re right, They’re not just turning a blind eye to the whole thing, they’re spreading Western culture.

    • See, the thing is, liberals used to be about individual liberty in all things. Today’s liberals care about one thing and one thing only, ultimately – their groin. Their new defintion of “liberty” is not having anything stand in the way of their being able to sleep with whomever, whatever, whenever and wherever they please (and figuring out how taxpayers can foot the bill for condoms, STD treatments and abortion when those things happen as a consequence of promiscuity.)

      To them, a 12-year-old having sex (forcibly or otherwise) is no big deal.

      This also has to do with a stupidly hysterical belief in multiculturalism and political correctness. The guy’s a Muslim, so liberals won’t judge their sick, backward culture (but, remember – Christians are always worse!).

  6. jrmcdonald says:

    Is this the foreign law that Ruth Bader Ginsberg likes?

  7. proreason says:

    To understand a woman, watch how she treats children.

    To understand a man, watch how he treats women.

  8. VMAN says:

    Dear leader thinks that Islam is such a wonderful religion. Why is it that he and his liberal cronies thought that Warren Jeffs was such a monster? I guess if a Muslim had done what he did in this country it would have been all right. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying Jeffs was a stand up guy but let’s be consistent.

  9. Colonel1961 says:

    Interesting – having had daughters that were, years ago, eight years of age, I can only say that these are sick bastards. There is no ‘understanding’, no ‘reasoning’, no ‘chasm between civilizations’. This is purely and simply child abuse and rape. May they all rot in hell. In a non-violent and/or vulgar way, of course, in keeping with the posting caveats of this fine blog.

  10. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    Maybe Barry was offering Malia or Sasha to the Saudi king when he bowed.

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