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Saudi Girl, 12, Drops Plan To Divorce 80-Year-Old Cousin

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Saudi Girl, 12, Drops Plan To Divorce 80-Year-Old Cousin

First Posted: 02- 2-10 09:20 AM | Updated: 02- 2-10 10:30 AM

A 12-year-old Saudi girl has unexpectedly dropped her application to divorce her 80-year-old second cousin, despite intervention from human rights groups.

According to reports, the girl had been married to the elderly relative under the wishes of her father, who received a dowry worth $22,665. The mother, who was separated from the father, did not approve the marriage, and accused the second cousin of raping her daughter.

A reporter for the Al-Riyadh newspaper, to whom the girl admitted the marriage had been consummated and asked for help, first discovered the girl's plight. Human Rights Commission had since stepped into help the girl, hiring a lawyer and bringing attention to the case.

However on Monday in a court in Buraidah, in Al-Qasim province, the girl dropped the case. "I agree to the marriage. I have no objection. This is in filial respect to my father and obedience to his wish," she said according to Saudi media reports.

Both her lawyer and HRC expressed shock at the sudden change of heart.

Due to the supremacy of Saudi Arabia's austere form of Sunni Islamic law, child marriage remains legal in the country. However, there has been a movement to ban the practice. In January, Sheikh Abdullah al-Manie, a member of the Council of Senior Ulema (scholars), told Saudi media that the Prophet Mohammed's marriage to a nine-year-old girl 14 centuries ago cannot be used to justify child marriage.

King Abdullah's daughter, Princess Adela bint Abdullah, also stepped in, telling Al-Riyadh newspaper, "I, personally, and many specialists in social and education fields, share the opinion" that it is in violation of children's rights.

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Her father probably threatened to beheaded her if she didn't drop her application to divorce that bastard.

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Probably.

This is why I wonder why some people continue to say that no one culture is superior to another. The Saudi government and legal system are barbaric.


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I bet she discovered viagra!
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I'd like to get in the mind of that 80 year bastard. I mean , how fucked up he must be to agree to marry a 12 year old girl
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This man is a good muslim,he follows the example of his prophet who married a 6 year old girl and started bangin her when she was nine.
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This is incredibly horrifying. I really don't understand how people can condone these practices in the name of religion.
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uh, the "prophet" mohammed was married to a nine-year-old girl?



that's pretty bad and i'm sure people even then thought so too.

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that's pretty bad and i'm sure people even then thought so too.
In Lebanon, with judicial permission, 9 years old girls are considered to be of marriageable age. And I think the same applies in Yemen as well.

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I really don't understand how people can condone these practices in the name of religion.
This is probably less about religion and more about the $$$.
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This is probably less about religion and more about the $$$.
I don't think it has to do with Islam as much as local culture. Most Muslims worldwide would not approve of this at all. Saudi Arabia is just exceptionally backwards.


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Agreed.
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In Lebanon, with judicial permission, 9 years old girls are considered to be of marriageable age. And I think the same applies in Yemen as well.

oh god. this is just...to me awful. sorry, it really is.

and they are grown men doing this. wow. just wow.

now that's a damn bombshell. i can't imagine screwing a man at nine years old. and lebanon? i thought they were a bit more "progressive."

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This is probably less about religion and more about the $$$.
exactly. it was not a dowry, he sold his daught for $22k, all over the world, sickenly, people sell their children.

whenever it happens human rights grounds have an obligation to stop it.

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Well........I'd hate to see another marriage on the rocks.

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