Muslim women have rallied against a ban on child marriages, decrying any attempt to deprive little girls of their legal right to be sold to older men as un-Islamic.

A mob of fully veiled women waving the Koran descended on the Yemeni capital to voice their opposition to any ban on child marriage; one protester had this to say:

“It is against Islam to set a minimum age for marriage. A girl can get married when she’s an adult – for some girls that is when they are 15 and for others when they are nine.”

Many of the most prominent advocates of a ban on child marriage are women, but apparently it is not only men who are interested in preserving the “right” of a child to marry.

After its unification in 1990, Yemen set the minimum age for marriage at 15, but this law was never in enforced and was eventually abolished in 1999, meaning there was no minimum age for marriage.

In 2009 a new law setting the age at 17 was passed by parliament, but it was subsequently rejected by the nation’s Sharia Committee as being un-Islamic.

High profile cases of child marriage in Yemen have stiffened calls for the law to be reinstated; in one famous case, a 10-year-old girl was sold to a man for $1,000 – she eventually fled from him after he mistreated her, but courts would not allow her to divorce him as her poor father could not refund the “dowry.”

A lengthy legal battle eventually saw her allowed to divorce her “husband.” The judge who presided over her case supported a minimum age, though not due to concerns over the rights of children but instead out of fears that a little girl might not make a good mother:

“I support the idea of setting a minimum age for marriage that is not less than 18 years old. When a man marries a child and they have children, then you end up with a child raising a child.”

An MP stresses that puberty and not any arbitrary age of consent is the appropriate measure of ability to marry:

“We view a child as mature when it reaches puberty, not when it’s 18.”

He opposes any ban on the grounds that under Islam youthful sex can take place legitimately within a marriage, unlike in decadent western nations:

“We understand that young people are sexually active, but unlike in the West, they can marry here and not partake in immoral behavior.”

This of course conveniently ignores the likelihood of a husband being much older than the bride, or the issue of consent.

The UN estimates that half of all marriages in Yemen occur under the age of 18, and in some areas half are estimated to occur below 15.

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    Avatar of Dirty_Dingus008
    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    05:31 30/03/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Isn't it wonderful to protest this under a ton of clothes to insure the gender of the protesters could Never be know. Just get a whole bunch of short men and make sure they don't say shit while the nutty women in the crowd can voice themselves alone~ sharryA-hole law is'a beauty to behold...

    Sure there's a nutty ass laws in every culture and country, but them muslims got it by the Buckets Load.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You know what we in the west need to do.


    [ i don't mean a crusade to fuck people either, unless it is fuck them over]

    Beat the living shit out of islam[e] like we did in the "good old days" [read that, when the retards were still eating camel crap]

    Any Islam[e]s that don't agree piss off back to the stone age countries you came from.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    except the crusades were fought to a standstill with both sides taking heavy losses you stupid shit

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    Comment by TheLAG
    10:10 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Yeah, that's just what everyone needs. *eyeroll*

    Comment by Anonymous

    redneck retard at his best...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The main problem is these people follow rules made for arabians living long before them. The bloody religion has no room for change or improvement which goes against the will of nature and the universe

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    05:56 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again they go "Bash Islam".

    I like a post up thread that points out the hypocrisy of this board, one day leering over "Naughty Teachers" and "Grade School Prostitutes" and whatever else perversions come from Japan this week, like the guy marrying a pillow. BUT-have "Underage Marriage" in an Islamic nation, wow... Total "Hate Speech City"

    Now, I've made some longer comments on earlier topics on this nature, but know this:

    Mohamed actually set the bar higher for marriage and installed some better standards that even applied to slaves. What people attack him as a "Pedophile Pirate" for today, he was an "Overbearing Moralist Zealot" at his own time for that same behavior.

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    Comment by TheLAG
    10:08 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't he also proclaim the right to own property and have the same education as any man, before most other religions did or something like that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where the heck were their husbands??? These women can't be protesting without their husbands.

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    Comment by Sukunai
    22:17 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck them, fuck their fucking stupid religion and fuck my caring any longer if they are forced to wear Burkhas all because of stupid male sexist dogma.
    Count me out as caring the next time one is raped and called the one responsible.
    Count me out as caring the next time one is stoned for the crime of living.

    There's nothing dumber on this planet than a willing Muslim female.
    Nothing. They make the most pathetic looking virgin otaku look like a paragon of wise choices.

    I refuse to ever be guilty again of rising up to defend this lost cause known as the abused Muslim woman. There's no such thing. These dumb cunts like it too much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    shut up ur mouth IDIOT...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm curious: If you go to Yemen and marry a 9-year-old bride and return to the US, are you arrested as a pedophile or is the marriage considered legal?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hah! I'm a Muslim male, living in a Muslim country and none of these happen.

    You cannot see women dressed like that or marriage at such young ages.

    Please note that these news come from EXTREMIST countries.

    Just as every religion has their extremists, unfortunately Islam is (in)famous with them.

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    Comment by GOD
    00:56 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not an extreme exception - MOST of the Islam countries are like that. Thus the deserved infamy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 15/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well looks like it became an event to insult religion. Well i'm a muslim and i can see why all of you angry. They are just a piece of shit. A garbage in this world. But i can guarantee that no single word in Qu'ran that allow us to married 9 years old woman. That's just too insane, the woman will still be young and will not ready to face marriage. It's an act of abusement to woman and Islam really have a kind of punishment for this act of idiocity.

    Curse these people in Yemen, but please don't think that we the real Muslim practice what they are doing. If you really study about our religion you must be understand that we are a good religion. Well how did you know all of Islam wrong if you are never study Islam before?

    Think about this carefully.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not extreme Islam either, it is a purer form of Islam. The country you live in has fortunatly taken the wests example and become more secular.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes because we should listen to indoctrinated drones.

    Fuck off Muslims

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am a Muslim myself and find that this article is quite interesting. If you look at it from a positive standpoint, marrying before making intercourse is much better than having sex before marriage. However, this article talks about the minimum age for a girl to get married. Logically, a 40 year old male marrying a 9 year old girl just ain't right. But if the child is willing to marry a 40 year old male, what the heck? It's her right to do so and also with the condition that she already has reached puberty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    bet there arent even any women there, cant tell with all the jawas lookin like ninjas after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hail from South Africa, and we have a large Islamic population in this country (as does the USA and Britain), and if Islamic practictioners can follow the laws of the land in these countries, and underage marriage is not accepted by law, and thus they follow that law in these countries, what makes Yemen any different? Is it because they are predominantly an Islamic country!

    A nine-year old hasn't quite grasped the workings of the adult world, thus how can she make an informed decision as to whether she wants to marry or not. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that the child isn't really given an opportunity to decide on their fate. Marriage is forced onto them. What joy can an adult man get from marrying an underage child (aside from the obvious - which can be joy or not, depending on your perspective). What defines a wife or marriage mate?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "let it be the girl's decision. I mean, c'mon, if shes nine and she's asking for it, give it to her."

    Ha ha Muslim girls never ask to be married, they are arranged and taken out of education.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 02/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lold at "legal right to be sold"

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    Comment by Hammerhand
    19:33 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its just a mater of time before all this stupid shit will come to an end
    "tradition" and "religion" is a lame attempt to justify the rape and ruin of young girls
    it will all change, sooner or later someone will raise up against this crime against humanity

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 03/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How do we know that they aren't men dressed up as women?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 02/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol it's anonymous raiding!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 03/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, they look like ninjas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 05/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Muslim extremists don't do awful things because they're Muslim; they do them because they're extremists. Islam just happens to be the ruling religion in those parts of the world. I don't think they'd be any better off as atheists.

    Moderate Muslims don't marry nine-year-olds and it's not because they chose to "adopt Western concepts." Western civilization isn't that better off with its debauchery. It's because, unlike radicals, they haven't twisted around the words of their Book to match their beliefs. They also take situational variables into account.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 04/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I activate my trap card!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you know that until early 20th century the English used to auction their wives and children resulted from their marriage in a local market? This tradition is apparently imported to America as well. Also that until a couple of century ago the legal consent age for marriage was 14 for girl. Think about it?! Your great granfather could be nailing your great granmother when she was still 14. Would that makes your grandfather a pedophile? I vote no. It's just that these idea of legal consent age for marriage of 18 is pretty recent in all part of the world. It's recent in England and English derived country and I am pretty sure it predate even more recently in asian. We know that they still practice it in middle eastern countries and African countries. And it actually got nothing to do with religion, just the lack of what we perceive common sense in these community. I can name quite a lot of historical figure from Victorian era who can be perceived as pedophile in today's society and yet was accepted back then. And it was only a couple of centuries ago. So, I guess it wouldn't be completely fair to label a guy from the 8th century (Mohammad) as pedophile without looking at the socioecomonical aspect of that era. Personally, I am against children marriage because we have better common sense now. but I think most people have to look at their own history before labelling something us wrong or right, and cried for attack and nuke. Again, it's not religion that cause this, it's the community. And I think we should mend these horrendeous tradition by showing that their way of life is predated. Thus they may be envious of us and began following our way of life. Cheers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least this came from within the community and not internationally. That would've been a real mess.

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    Comment by Cashmoney9000
    13:20 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When I saw the image I was like...ninjas...with yugioh cards???

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Normally I am against this islam people because they tend to "demand" for retarded bans based on their believes.
    In this case I am with them.
    They are not trying to tell other people how to live they are just trying to preserve the way they have been living for centuries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 19/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ISLAM: "No, we're really not joking. What made you think that?"

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    Comment by DeRosset
    08:47 19/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The right to be sold? That sounds pretty fucked up.

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    Comment by Rebecca Olesen
    05:31 20/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    YEMEN - sex at puberty (a single pubic hair)

    Old Yemeni saying - bring me a girl of 8 and I will make you a perfect wife.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 16/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    YAY! Free (okay, ALMOST free!) loli! xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 16/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I hate religion the most questionable rules and pre-rec's for anything and then you get hard cores nuts who take them to the max.
    I wake up I got to work make some money have some fun and live my life how I like to, IN PEACE
    If you think im wrong for that tell me who im herting.... thought so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am more interested in 2d loli

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 13/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I agree that any sexually mature person should have the right to fuck anyone they choose, allowing these muslim savages to sell little girls as slaves is completely and totally different.

    A pubescent person having consensual sex because they have a sex drive is perfectly fine. Cultural brainwashing and draconian attacks by the moral absolutists and femnazis doesn't alter human nature, as much as they wish it would.
    However, I do think that people shouldn't be allowed to breed as they choose, and expect the state to support them. Proper sexual education makes this largely a non-issue anyway.

    tl;dr Muslims are faggots.

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    Comment by Persona
    11:00 17/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bastille said:
    Yeah, and back when Mohammed married his 9 year old bride, the average human lifespan was what? 40 years?

    Someone needs to deliver a dose of common sense and science to these retards.

    The average life span in Muslim countries may still be 40 years if you know what I mean lol.

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    Comment by Daiyousei
    08:06 03/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was I the only one who looked at the image and thought ninjas were invading somewhere?

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    Comment by gerard0986
    08:15 03/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're ninjas aren't they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 15/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what you guys need to understand is, that its a personal choice but once again i dont agree with it.

    NOTE: this was alright when the average death age was 40 but now we've advanced so the girls should be able to marry when they're considered an real adult.

    also i would like to say that ,these girls dont understand what a mother really means, so they shouldn't be going along with this.

    [How do we not know this article is fake?]

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    as far as i know....
    sankaku article and viewer mostly RACISM about moslem.
    it's ok, it's your right after all.
    BUT, if you're think your civ so much advance and good for everyone.... go lookout around the world! see many part of world has been and still continue being destruct by your western civ, for what???
    for support your lifestyle, your warm home, your laziness... and even for idea of ideal life for your own.
    if you think your life now not have corelation with suffering on 3rd world? you're really dumbass and retard!
    for us, many of you western life no more than vampire sucking blood of us and earth.
    yes... i live on 3rd world country

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Claiming that diversity is a problem is in league with hate group mantra. "

    I'm sorry but your wrong! Diversity can often mean adversity, this is what we are starting to realise again. In order for a multicultural society to work, said cultures need to have some common affinity with western culture.

    Diversity is great, but the aim of the cultural Marxist, is to flood traditional western values with inferior foreign ones. In order to destroy the fabric of western society. The reason why this is happening so fast, is because people have been brainwashed and we no longer have a healthy sense of pride in our nations. Japan are probably one of the few countries that still do have pride and look how far they have come!

    I'd also like to add that Muhammad died at the ripe old age of 63, so there is no excuse. Islam isn't even that old historically....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just have to laugh when Muslims have the nerve to call our nations decadent. They say pornography is disgusting, yet they force their daughters into sexual slavery and there isn't even any money or compensation for it. Arranged marriages were common in europe in the middleages, but even we knew that giving birth so young was dangerous. Muhammad wasn't just a product of his age either, even his followers found what he was doing as odd, but they didn't dare question the prophet of Allah the perfect example of a man. It is even documented that Muhammad expressed desire for a crawling baby, telling his followers that he will make her his wife.

    (Suhayli, ii. 79: In the riwaya of Yunus I. I. recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu'lFadl) when she was a baby crawling before him and said, 'If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.' But he died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. 'Abdu'l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubab...1

    Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298:

    Narrated 'Aisha:

    The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf, he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used to be in my periods (menses).

    What a disgusting piece of shit.

    Islam is a filthy religion, there is no other way to put it. They don't even diserve the privelage or chance to intergrate in the west. Send them back to the dessert, let them regress into nothingness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    u know 'bout hadist?... good keep that, i wish you got the truth

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    'Islam is a filthy religion....Send them back to the dessert'

    Back to the chocolate cake with you!

    Perish with the apple pies and the ice cream!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    totally IDIOT...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For those who wants to know more about Islam, there are a lot of reading materials you can found and read about it. Try 'Islam for Dummy'. The title kind of absurd right? It's kind of manual book that we can find in common bookstore. You can also try read 'Journey Through The Quran' =] I hope after you read one of these books, you will understand Islam & it's term like 'jihad' & polygamy more clearly. We all live in a large & complex society together in this world. Why not we just tolerate, accept & cherish each other. Like it or not, it's the only super fast speedy way for the whole world peace =] Every religion have it's own holiness. There is no need to curse each other. Think about it. If you have any question about Islam, you can e-mail me at :

    I'll try to provide the answer you want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 31/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Why not we just tolerate, accept & cherish each other."

    That would be fine wouldn't it, accept oh yeah Islam unfortunately doesn't want to give the west the same acceptance.

    For those who want to know the truth about Islam, visit

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    diaorang yahudi bukannye faham pun.takyah nak terangkan,diaorang same je dengan setan,selagi dunia belum kiamat,selagi tu setan2 ni ajak orang islam ikut diaorang sesat same2.bab gambo atas tu masing2 punye tempat jagela sendiri.ini masalah undang2 manusia je,ikut suke diaorang la.undang2 bole buat sendiri.akhirat sok jawab memola sendiri k.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lo ngomong apa bro? malay?

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