Marriage to 8-Year-Old Upheld

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A Saudi Arabian judge recently ruled for the second time that an arranged marriage between a 47-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl was legal and binding.

Reportedly, the girl’s father married off his daughter to his close friend in return for the settlement of outstanding debts. Upon learning of the sale, the girl’s mother, who was separated from the father, filed for the annulment of the marriage.

The case went before Shiek Habib Al-Habib who, citing the Islamic law that governs much of the country’s domestic affairs, ruled that the marriage was in fact valid.

Stunned by the decision, the girl’s mother petitioned an appeals court to overturn the decision. Whilst the appeals court initially refused to certify the decision, in the end, it merely sent the case back to the same judge for reconsideration; Al-Habib then reaffirmed his original ruling.

At the time of the original ruling, Al-Habib managed to extract a promise from the husband that he would not have sex with the girl until she reached puberty, denying him conummation at least until the onset of menses.

Further, Al-Habib noted that upon reaching puberty, the girl could petition the court for a divorce. However, a divorce at that age would be unlikely as the girl’s future prospects would be noticeably dimmed by the perception of her being used goods.

Whilst marriage or betrothal to a pre-pubescent girl is heavily sanctioned in most of the world and usually limited only to the imaginary realm of manga or similar, marriage to young girls has official approval from the highest authorities in the desert kingdom.

Shiekh Addul Aziz Al-Shiekh, the kingdom’s grand mufti, recently reaffirmed the practice in remarks to the public: “It is incorrect to say that it’s not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger. A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she’s too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her.”

“We hear a lot in the media about the marriage of underage girls,” continued Al-Shiekh. “We should know that Sharia law has not brought injustice to women.”

By the time the girl in question is old enough to petition for her divorce, her groom will be well into his fifties.

Via CNN.

Those acquainted with Islam will of course know that Mohammed himself is widely considered to have been something of a lolicon, having married his third wife Aisha when she was six, and having had sex with her when she was 9; considering that example, the Wahhabist position seems almost liberal…


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    Comment by BuggyBY
    18:04 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hey, he's just following the example of his paedo prophet. Nothing wrong with that. True, Mohammed married a nine-year-old, but I doubt such a tiny difference should be of any concern to the court.

    Comment by Seravy
    16:30 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No one ever though about the girl might have said yes to the marriage? Maybe she wants to help her father, or simply likes the old guy. Also, while this might not be the best thing for the girl, her father going to jail for debts, and the girl ending up without a family at the age of 8 can be worse...wait, her mother is there too, although I'm not sure the court would allow her to stay with her mother if she was "separated" from her husband.

    As for what is sick or disgusting it is very relative. I find eating meat of any kind sick and disgusting, yet 99% of my country does it. I just happen to be a vegetarian while they are not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hohummm...when moralfags, religiofags and hypofags collide in this article with such tl;dr posts. Tsukasa looks cute in that gown!

    Comment by MikeeUSA
    02:02 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "well he didn't marry her in the end though, changed his mind after the police make him spend one night in jail."

    If he was a true Sheik those police would be ... dead.
    In Arab lands a Sheik is the head of a large family or tribe. If he is captured the capturers WILL be killed by the family.

    It creates a great deal of security within families and allows freedom for the Men of the tribe (they CAN take young females of childbearing age as wives REGARDLESS of what the LAW says). If the "law" disagrees and takes action... then the "law" dies.

    We used to have this in the American South amongst the scots. Sadly it died, now we have no freedom.
    (Everything is illegal, from guns to girls, and is enforced)

    "Fail religion is fail."
    Nope, they outbreed you and then kill you: retarded pro-women's rights societies dry up and die.

    "Times and morals change though and since we all have the potential to live past 100 or so, not to mention we understand that kids that young really shouldn't be getting married, we view this as yucky nowadays."

    Nope, humans haven't changed, morals (which is based on religion) haven't changed, anti-man pro-women beliefs and enforcement HAVE increased however (to the detriment of Men). The more prosperous your society is the more you can pay for law enforcement to opress you with anti-natural law belief systems (women's rights, feminism, etc).

    The proper thing to do is to marry off females once they are young women (once they are able to have children) to Men. The thinking of Men has _not_ changed ("If there is grass on the field, play ball" etc). However, what men PUBLICLY SUPPORT has changed: Men KNOW that if they support Natrual Law publically they will be fired from their job (or worse). Men don't want to starve so they obey what is demanded of them.

    If you are supportive of the suppression of Men and virgin marraige of females you are part of the problem.

    The problem needs to be eradicated so Men can be free, secure, and happy again.

    Death To women's Rights.
    Viva Men's Liberties.
    --MikeeUSA--

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    Comment by LunarSD
    03:43 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Outbreeding... the slowest and most powerful weapon across history, across species. Now most saliently used to claim democratic environments in the name of the most prolific cultural niches, basically always a religion. Science will overcome it soon enough.

    Would you be happier if there were separate countries erected to statically represent particular belief structures? That people could move between as their beliefs changed until they find the place best suited for them? One country anyone who wished to immigrate into that's a feminist's ideal, another country that's your men's liberties ideal, etc? Nobody has to step on each other's toes unless they're intolerant of the other side of the fence.

    Would that be able to satisfy and bring peace to you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think it would get hard to fuck.

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    Comment by Shuu
    04:22 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's impossible for a troll to find peace...

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    Comment by Hanzo’
    07:50 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    heh why dont you type up an essay next.

    Comment by Mikoto
    02:03 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    unforgivable

    they are sick

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    Comment by LunarSD
    03:21 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm getting the feeling that if all Artefact ever posted were Loli articles, he'd earn a consistent batting average of 200+ comments every time.

    Are you noticing site traffic spikes during these occasions? Is it dragging in new readers, or eliciting the same sort of comments from the same sort of commenters every time?

    Comment by MikeeUSA
    01:39 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "in Islam the girl has the right to say no and if she says so it is a sin to oppose her will and the girl can only get married when she turned to at least 17"

    So you say that Islam is opposed to what men wish "it is a sin to oppose her will" and that Islam is in opposition to Natural Law "can only get married when she turned to at least 17" (females become young women at 12, 13, or 14... not 17).

    It seems that you suggest that you are an enemy of Man.
    I'm glad I'm down with the Bible instead: there's none of this "it's a sin to oppose her will" or this "wait till she's 17" crap in there.

    Go to hell Dark_rage: you're the kind of muslim we _don't_ need in the world: you're NO diffrent than any of the modern pro-women's rights feminist fools that inhabit any western country (and are causing the lack of births here).

    We don't need more of your kind.
    .. ...
    .

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... There's actually plenty of examples in the Old and New Testament about rape being wrong...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm so glad I have so few morals as to read this and not feel disgusted.=P

    Comment by HathawayNoa
    06:28 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone arguing here actually wants to fuck little girls.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only you who is sick enough! We prefer 2D ones! Right Anons?

    Comment by tokupoku
    04:00 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I admit if it was Tsukasa I'd also want to marry her!

    Wait, Tsukasa is 18 years old! Why is she in this article at all?

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    Comment by LunarSD
    04:02 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same exact first 3 thoughts I had :D

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    Comment by FallsFromGrace
    05:22 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Regardless of their actual date of birth, all anime characters are at least 18 for legal reasons, even the lolis.

    Tsukasa is actually a robot vampire alien tree spirit and really seven hundred years old

    Comment by MikeeUSA
    01:28 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're not fooling anyone with your moral indignation.
    "We only like 2d lolis, not 3d, we are morally upstanding!" LOL

    The fact is that if the man starts having relations with this girl once she has become a young woman there is nothing morally wrong about his marraige and nothing opposed to natural law.

    You, if you would deny that men marry and have relations with females of childbearing age (which this man has promised to wait until), are scum.

    The worldwide average for females to reach childbearing age is 13.5 . The normal bellcurve is 12 to 14.

    Men having relations with young women who are their wives is good and scantioned by God (Biblically), and supported by Nature.

    It's unfortunate that the muslims allow females to divorce their husbands. This shows that the muslims are not fully pro-men.
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    Comment by SaruDa
    04:29 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm interested about this new word. Do they scantion doujin?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it seems to me that if they allow divorce, it's not being anti-men, it's being pro-humanity

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    Comment by metatron
    18:24 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the middle east is indeed one of the milk and honey lands of the lolicons

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BRB moving to Saudi Arabia

    Comment by OSanima
    18:41 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sex before puberty, maybe. Sexual activity in the form of "thighing" is considered acceptable.

    Comment by MikeeUSA
    01:30 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought that was an Iranian thing, not Saudi?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    THAT's WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

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    Comment by Shanyy
    17:24 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YOU. And not why WE.

    Comment by Dark_rage
    15:09 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am Muslim and Arabic and i swear to god this is the most outrages thing i ever see, there is nothing NOTHING in the Islam like this...those sick bastard old gouls....this is un-acceptable
    in Islam the girl has the right to say no and if she says so it is a sin to oppose her will and the girl can only get married when she turned to at least 17 (in some contries)...i am grateful that i am not from such twisted country.....i am outraged

    Comment by MikeeUSA
    01:34 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "in Islam the girl has the right to say no and if she says so it is a sin to oppose her will and the girl can only get married when she turned to at least 17"

    So you say that Islam is opposed to what men wish "it is a sin to oppose her will" and that Islam is in opposition to Natural Law "can only get married when she turned to at least 17" (females become young women at 12, 13, or 14... not 17).

    It seems that you suggest that you are an enemy of Man.
    I'm glad I'm down with the Bible instead: there's none of this "it's a sin to oppose her will" or this "wait till she's 17" crap in there.

    Go to hell Dark_rage: you're the kind of muslim we _don't_ need in the world: you're NO diffrent than any of the modern pro-women's rights feminist fools that inhabit any western country (and are causing the lack of births here).

    We don't need more of your kind.

    Comment by rabbit
    02:27 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "We don’t need more of your kind"
    who does 'we' refer to? you and yourself?

    female are made to be rock on

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 31/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're all being trolled by MikeeUSA. Nobody would honestly agree with this. If they do then they deserve a nice bullet in the head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Daem..... I want that law to be valid all over the world =.=

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:41 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, I don't have a problem with adults and children having sex together, but an adult and child being married? Hell no, especially not in an arranged marriage, where there is usually absolutely no 'love' there.

    Saudi Arabia is STUPID for allowing these marriages to keep on going on, though the United States and most of the world is stupid for making pedosexuality illegal so..... I guess it balances out.

    Comment by kazanha
    21:05 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that man become old and worse
    but the child become adult and better

    that was cheating!!

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    21:34 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awesome picture, by the way...

    Comment by Leem
    21:49 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    usualy things ware only IN JAPAN, now its happens in Arab too :D

    MAY GOD BLESS ALL FEMALE in EARTH !

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont give a shit for those kinds of media.
    also i dont like the arab society as a turk
    even dont believe in their "sharia" cause they make laws as they please,i also think there are reasonable folks out there who would not marry their children that age
    we turks have reformed our society, its the people not the religion who make the law

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you've been taken over by Black Turks recently...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see the problem. Sure, it's weird but that's because I (and most probably a lot of you) were born here. It's what they do over there, not much you can say and it's not like they're doing anything until she hits puberty and when she DOES she can get a divorce, move out of there and come to America, the moral center of the world amirite?

    12 is when puberty starts for some girls and that's when they are ready to bear children, if you like it or not. And as for the "mental" problems, you're thinking about the children there like Americans raised them. Just because they are young doesn't mean their fragile. Basically what I'm saying is some kids are pussies (or at least that's what parents think)while others are way more mature for their age and can handle a lot more than what people give them credit for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 05/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If 12 years is a fine age for a girl, why can't she marry a 12 year old boy instead of some dude 40 years older than her?

    Oh, that's right she's getting married not because she wants to but because her father wants to get rid of his debt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    let's start a pettion ban unicef don't save our anmie lolis but save the real life ones

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 07/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking inhuman muslim scum.

    This is slavery, pure and simple. A father sold his daughter to someone and he's allowed by the law to rape her as he pleases.

    I wish I could kill every single one of them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 15/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right or wrong is defined either by religion or culture. Both are defined by people. Unless there is a real God with real authority, we can't even condemn the ancient Canaanites who practiced child sacrifice, much less Islam or Mohammed who practice pedophilia.

    Comment by Ryuhouji
    12:57 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ tokupoku:

    Tsukasa is 16 It says so in the anime. then in episode 4 or so, she turns 17. Im one of the few men that like Lucky Star ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 02/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    TLDR, we're always right, and if you're not like us you're always wrong. derp

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    Comment by tyciol
    05:36 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, Muhammadobear

    Comment by Chickenwuss
    08:48 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently, the girl divorced her husband according to Yahoo:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090430/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_saudi_child_marriage

    You go, girl.

    Comment by Dawner
    21:00 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aisha was 6/7 when she got married with Mohammed. But I think, a person should at least be 10 years old to be allowed to get married, no matter of gender, and also only have sex if (s)he really wants to. Here in Russia, we have to wait so long to be allowed to marry, but its even worse than in the US about sex.

    Comment by Dark_rage
    17:41 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please don't say anything you don't know but check it before submitting anything...it is an attempt to deform the true face of Islam just like when the media lied and made American troopers invade Iraq and the consequences are shown now
    and please don't bad mouth our prophet and check Aisha real age when he married her

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's funny, that media slagged the Americans pretty soon when things went wrong... one might think you're only interested in whatever news and historical facts you are willing to accept.








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