‘I married him because I was told to’ says a ten year old girl from Egypt after she was married off to a 13 year old boy.
Practices such as child marriage, which we in the West have abandoned centuries ago, live on in the Islamic world. Because the Islamic culture has no concept of the ideas of ‘age of consent’ or ‘paedophillia’, this sort of thing goes on all the time. It is only because we have video below, courtesy of Memri TV, that we can see this in all its horror.
This video outrages me, the arrogance of the father boasting about how his son has ‘no say’ in who or when he will marry, the sight of a ten year old girl being sold into Islamic marriage which is little short of slavery, may outrage you as well.
I’m not against arranged marriages per se, especially where the parties are both adults and have a right to say either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a match without reprecussions, but this goes beyond that. This is child abuse Islamic style.
More on this story from The Times of Israel