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Yemeni girl, 8, gets divorce after forced marriage
AFP ^ | 16 April | .cnI redruM

Posted on 04/16/2008 7:56:11 AM PDT by .cnI redruM

SANAA (AFP) — A Yemeni court on Tuesday granted a divorce to an eight-year-old girl whose unemployed father forced her into an arranged marriage this year, saying he feared she might be kidnapped.

"I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school," Nojud Mohammed Ali said, after a public hearing in Sanaa's court of first instance.

Her former husband, 28-year-old Faez Ali Thameur, said he married the child "with her consent and that of her parents" but that he did not object to her divorce petition.

In response to a question from Judge Mohammed al-Qadhi, he acknowledged that the "marriage was consummated, but I did not beat her."

Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, has no law governing the minimum age of marriage.

Nojud was a second grader in primary school when the marriage took place two and a half months ago.

"They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father's house until I was 18. But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him."

Nojud's father, Mohammad Ali Al-Ahdal, said he had felt obliged to marry off his daughter, an act he claims she consented to.

He said he was frightened after his oldest daughter had been kidnapped several years ago and later married to her abductor. He said the same man then kidnapped another of his daughters who was already married and had four children, resulting in him being jailed.

Dressed in traditional black, Nojud said she would now go to live in the home of her maternal uncle and did not want to see her father.

The girl's lawyer, Shadha Nasser, said Nojud's case was not unique. "I believe there are thousands of similar cases," she said, adding that civil society groups are pressing parliament to set the minimum age for marriage at 18


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: forcedmarragige; islam; religionopeace; rerun; yemen
Someone please expalin to me why a father forces his 8yr old daughter into a marraige. After that, let's move on to the really disgusting question. What sort of 28 year old man CONSUMATES sadi marraige? At least he was enough of a prince not to beat her.
1 posted on 04/16/2008 7:56:15 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM

According to the little girl he did beat her.


2 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:21 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: .cnI redruM

Let’s hope and pray the “maternal uncle” is a decent sort, and that she’ll be safe there.


3 posted on 04/16/2008 8:05:46 AM PDT by LucyJo (One of Brad's Gramma's 'people'...but, she has disclaimer rights on my posts. ; ))
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To: processing please hold
Someone please expalin to me why a father forces his 8yr old daughter into a marraige

The female offspring is so much baggage, not really worth their keep and selling them for sex produces money for the sire. Sounds like a pig farm , does it not? Can you say sub-human society?

4 posted on 04/16/2008 8:06:43 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: .cnI redruM

Savages


5 posted on 04/16/2008 8:11:45 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: .cnI redruM

I’ll explain it: those “people” (and I use the term very loosely) are SICK!

We can only try to limit the spread of the sickness.


6 posted on 04/16/2008 8:11:53 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: .cnI redruM

The only reason she is free is because this was made international news.


7 posted on 04/16/2008 8:15:44 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: .cnI redruM

Accept multiculturalism? My ass.


8 posted on 04/16/2008 8:28:31 AM PDT by PGR88
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Sounds like a pig farm , does it not?

Can't be a pig farm...I think they're Muslims.

9 posted on 04/16/2008 8:42:39 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: .cnI redruM

What would third graders think about having a divorcee in their class?


10 posted on 04/16/2008 8:46:08 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: .cnI redruM

Actually, the father says he sold her because two of his other daughters were forcibly abducted, and he feared that he could not protect her.

Of course that doesn’t make it better, it makes it worse. Evidently you have a society where girls can be freely abducted or raped, and the only way to prevent it is to be rich and have an army of bodyguards to protect your family. Otherwise your 8-year-old daughter is liable to be raped or made off with by anyone strong enough to do it.

And from what I have seen of sharia law, it usually protects the rapists and abductors and only punishes women except in unusual cases—or, again, where the person offended against is rich and powerful.

More confirmation that Islam is a religion for bullies.


11 posted on 04/16/2008 8:48:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

But, Barry can fix Islam. What a guy.


13 posted on 04/16/2008 8:52:34 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: .cnI redruM
In response to a question from Judge Mohammed al-Qadhi, he acknowledged that the "marriage was consummated, but I did not beat her."

Castrate this pedophilic bastard already!!

DISGUSTING !!

14 posted on 04/16/2008 8:58:45 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Party ahead of principles; eventually you'll be selling out anything to anyone for the right price.)
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eight-year-old girl...father forced her into an arranged marriage...husband, 28-year-old...marriage was consummated

Oh, those wacky Muslims!

15 posted on 04/16/2008 9:00:54 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: vpintheak

yes, how many other little girls are going through the same thing.


16 posted on 04/16/2008 9:43:58 AM PDT by cwilli
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To: vpintheak

yes, how many other little girls are in the same situation that don’t get the media attention.


17 posted on 04/16/2008 9:44:04 AM PDT by silverstate
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To: Cicero
It's almost a test case to see how extreme Darwinist competition can get.
18 posted on 04/16/2008 10:45:25 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (A Conditional Constitutional Right is not really a right.)
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To: gathersnomoss
But, Barry can fix Islam. What a guy.

Give him credit. Barry has been supporting his Muslim cousin Odinga's forced takeover of Kenya by violence after he lost the election.

Muslims take over the world, problem solved. No one left to complain.

19 posted on 04/16/2008 11:04:01 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dblshot
It depends upon the prenup.
20 posted on 04/16/2008 11:05:31 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (A Conditional Constitutional Right is not really a right.)
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To: LucyJo

“Let’s hope and pray the “maternal uncle” is a decent sort, and that she’ll be safe there.”

Unlikely. Muslim men treat women and children like slaves.


21 posted on 04/16/2008 11:21:53 AM PDT by monday
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To: monday

I know. I just hope the poor little thing doesn’t have to endure the sexual abuse along with everything else.


22 posted on 04/16/2008 11:35:28 AM PDT by LucyJo (One of Brad's Gramma's 'people'...but, she has disclaimer rights on my posts. ; ))
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