Saudi child bride drops divorce from 80-year-old man

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05 Feb 2010, 1:57 am

12 year old Saudi child bride drops divorce from 80-year-old man

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The girl, from Qaseem province east of Riyadh, was married last September in return for a dowry of $22,600 (£14,174) paid to her father.

She and her mother had asked a court to annul the marriage on the grounds the girl had been raped.

But now the girl has withdrawn her petition, saying she wants to respect her father's wishes.
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Defenders of child marriage say the practice is part of Saudi culture.

Saudi Arabia implements an austere form of Sunni Islam that bans free association between the sexes and gives fathers the right to wed their children to whomever they deem fit.


Ok the original article was located here on BBC, but it's been deleted: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8493402.stm

But we can only guess who complained and got it taken down.

But luckily Google cached it: http://74.125.153.132/search?hl=en&q=ca ... 493402.stm



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05 Feb 2010, 3:45 am

sefer wrote:
But we can only guess who complained and got it taken down. (Hint: What type of people think we should be tolerant of old men raping little girls under the name of religious freedom?)


If it's good enough for the Prophet, it's good enough for his Saudi kinsmen, right? :evil:

If you want to see something depressing, here is a map of the legal age of consent worldwide.


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