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    Thumbs down The Age of Prehistoric/Backward Countries: 8yr-old wants divorce

    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...381527,00.html


    Riyadh - A Saudi court will next month hear a plea for divorce from an eight-year-old girl married off by her father to a man in his fifties, the Arabic-language daily Al-Watan reported on Sunday.

    It said the girl's mother had filed the divorce case with the court at Unayzah 220km north of Riyadh, and cited lawyer Abdullah Jtili as saying the father had arranged the marriage without telling the girl.

    "She doesn't know yet that she has been married," added Jtili of the girl who is about to begin her fourth year at primary school.

    Al-Watan said relatives of the girl had told a Saudi rights group of her plight and urged it to intervene to have the marriage annulled.

    But the daily also reported that the husband had refused to renounce the marriage, saying that he had not done anything illegal.

    Arranged marriages involving pre-adolescents are occasionally reported in the Arabian Peninsula, including in the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom where the strict conservative Wahabi version of Sunni Islam holds sway and polygamy is common.

    In Yemen in April, another girl aged eight was granted a divorce after her unemployed father forced her to marry a man of 28.

    We are in the 21st century and yet things like this are still allowed to happen in backward nations......!
    A 50 something married an 8yr old!
    Isn't this pedophilia in some way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theStudent View Post
    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...381527,00.html





    We are in the 21st century and yet things like this are still allowed to happen in backward nations......!
    A 50 something married an 8yr old!
    Isn't this pedophilia in some way?

    It's only pedophilia if he has sex with her. Then again that's not pedophilia
    either, its only pedophilia if he gets excited by the prospect of having sex with a preteen (under 13) girl/boy and not if he is say forced to do it
    for some customary reason. Mass media has corrupted the definition there,
    pedophilia medically speaking (DSM IV) is sexual attraction to prepubertal
    children (under 13). A marriage of convenience under custom is not
    pedophilia but if sex occurs it's still child abuse. I don't know what the
    Saudis consider child abuse though, they may not have issues with an adult
    having sex with his 8 year old wife.

    The way these things worked in medieval Europe for example was that such young brides would be married off, she'd usually
    live with her parents, and any sexual activity only occurred when the girl reached maturity around 13 or 14 - which is young for today's standards but
    back then most people didn't live past their 30s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theStudent View Post
    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...381527,00.html





    We are in the 21st century and yet things like this are still allowed to happen in backward nations......!
    A 50 something married an 8yr old!
    Isn't this pedophilia in some way?


    Is this your only source ?

    I thought there was no freedom to do what you wanted in Saudi ?

    It is against Islamic law for the marriage to be consumated if any one of the spouse is not ready. Im pretty sure this child is refusing to marry because she does not like the old man. It is her decision in the end.

    Concerning the Yemen girl who also got her marriage anulled, According to Yemen law, the marriage was not consummated because she was not mature and ready.

    Sorry to dissapoint you guys ...

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    It happens in a few other countries as well - wonder what the common denominator is.

    Child Brides a Sad Tale of Afghanistan


    AFGHANISTAN: Child marriage rate still high - minister

    A high proportion of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls below the
    legal age, according to reports from the Ministry of Women's Affairs and
    NGOs. As many as 57 percent involve young women under 16, some of them as
    young as nine. "Child marriage is a serious issue in Afghanistan because
    it has a very negative impact on society" such marriages increased the
    maternal mortality rate and denied many young women the chance to get an
    education.
    Strange how News24 suddenly becomes an unworthy news source.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/1206979.stm
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCH View Post
    pedophilia medically speaking (DSM IV) is sexual attraction to prepubertal
    children (under 13).
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    My fiance' studied that DSMIV You would be correct
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    Sorry to dissapoint you guys ...
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    What are Saudi laws regarding sex between an adult man and his underage wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCH View Post
    What are Saudi laws regarding sex between an adult man and his underage wife?
    Dont get caught?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCH View Post
    What are Saudi laws regarding sex between an adult man and his underage wife?
    Not sure, but I expect the wife and her family would be in grave danger if it went to the press.

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    They would probably get hanged or stoned. (with stones not the other one)
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    Saudi Arabia is very religious. If the subtype of Islam they have there allows marriage
    and sex between adults and underage girls, it would not be punishable.

    Of course I don't know if they do or if any subtype of Islam allows that. Hence, I'm asking.

    http://www.ageofconsent.com/ageofconsent.htm
    They don't mention an age for Saudi Arabia, only mention that marriage must be present. It could
    imply that sex between a married 8 year old and her adult husband technically under law is permitted
    or maybe the site does not have these particulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCH View Post
    Saudi Arabia is very religious. If the subtype of Islam they have there allows marriage
    and sex between adults and underage girls, it would not be punishable.

    Of course I don't know if they do or if any subtype of Islam allows that. Hence, I'm asking.
    what makes you think that Saudi Arabia are religious ?
    As far as im concerned, they are the biggest hypocrites and transgressors.
    Because of their power, they do as they please. little do they know it is only temporary ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTcH21 View Post
    what makes you think that Saudi Arabia are religious ?
    As far as im concerned, they are the biggest hypocrites and transgressors.
    Because of their power, they do as they please. little do they know it is only temporary ...
    They are the custodians of the holiest
    of Muslim places and so have some authority I gather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTcH21 View Post
    little do they know it is only temporary ...
    You have srious issues.
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    On another note, if you look on the AOC site, you can see Mexico, Argentina, Chile
    and other South American countries put the age of consent at 12. Seems way to young....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCH View Post
    They are the custodians of the holiest
    of Muslim places and so have some authority I gather.
    They do not have Authority over God Almighty and the Prophet (PBUH). The Arabs are the reason why Islam is being attacked in such a manner. You wont understand from a Muslims point of view.

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