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Alarm as hundreds of children under age of 10 married in Iran
The Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2012 | Robert Tait

Posted on 08/26/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT by markomalley

Iran has experienced a dramatic growth in under-age marriages that has seen the number of girls being wed before the age of 10 double in the space of a year, officially-compiled figures have revealed.

The trend has prompted child protection experts to warn of a surge in mental illness, suicides, teenage runaways and girls turning to prostitution as the nuptials frequently end in divorce.

While both genders are affected, statistics from the state-run civil registration organisation show the phenomenon to be more prevalent among girls. Some families are said to be marrying off their daughters to older men to pay off debts.

An Iranian NGO, the Society For Protecting The Rights of The Child, said 43,459 girls aged under 15 had married in 2009, compared with 33,383 three years previously. In 2010, 716 girls younger than 10 had wed, up from 449 the previous year, according to the organisation.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: childmarriage; iran; iranchildabuse; iranchildbrides; iranchildmarriages; moralabsolutes; muslimworld; pedophilia; religionofpeace

1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:59:53 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

satan stalks the planet.

wear your scapulars for protection, you don’t have to be Catholic to wear one


2 posted on 08/26/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

must be a shortage of goats....


3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:11:40 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

...or a glut of girls.

Hard to joke about this sick society. Everything about the Iranian regime is antithetical to human happiness.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: yldstrk

I wear the blood of Jesus Christ and the full spiritual armor for protection.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 8:43:36 AM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: markomalley

It’s not our place to “mettle”.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 8:48:00 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: markomalley

Roseanne Barr fell over picking up a donut


8 posted on 08/26/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I will now head to the right thread to make my post

9 posted on 08/26/2012 8:59:40 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rolling_stone
must be a shortage of goats....

I've always been a student of history but I didn't know this...

CONDOM HISTORY

Interesting piece of history!

In 1272, the Arabic Islamic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat's lower intestine.

In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.

Hey . . . Don't thank me, I do this as a public service for the advancement of education.

10 posted on 08/26/2012 9:09:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Hard to joke about this sick society. Everything about the Iranian regime is antithetical to human happiness.

On the dystopia scale, Iran probably rates as a better place to live than North Korea or Zimbabwe, but not by much.

11 posted on 08/26/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

You may be right about the immediate conditions, but I think North Korea and Zimbabwe have better prospects for recovery. North Korea is like East Germany in 1989, but admittedly a lot sicker, but there was a path to wellness. Zimbabwe might become another garden variety African kleptocracy. Where can Iran go? What tradition or model do they have to follow?


12 posted on 08/26/2012 10:06:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: markomalley

What a bunch of sick mothers. Lord please set them free !


13 posted on 08/26/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: yldstrk
wear your scapulars for protection, you don’t have to be Catholic to wear one
Indeed! Saint Dominic said:
"One day, Brother Angelus, to your Order of Carmel the Most Blessed Virgin Mary will give a devotion to be known as the Brown Scapular, and to my Order of Preachers she will give a devotion to be known as the Rosary. AND ONE DAY, THROUGH THE ROSARY AND THE SCAPULAR, SHE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."

14 posted on 08/26/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
There IS protection for young married girls... a six or seven year old girl can be permanently damaged by sex with a 30 or 40 year old man... Often these children - later 'women' can't stop peeing on themselves. Hubby doesn't want to bother with them - because they stink to high heaven - and they become street people. The ‘help’ these women are offered: people are suppose to give them charity...alms... That's it. Just wanted you to know so you wouldn't totally condemn the culture - all cultures being equal and all.../s
15 posted on 08/26/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: markomalley

While both genders are affected

So some ten year old boys are being married too?
To young girls or older women?

Rarely see pix of that.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Many of them will be widows soon, not necessarily due to old age. Thanks markomalley.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 7:28:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: markomalley

My great, great, grandmother was married at the age of 15. Her husband, my great, great grandfather was a ripe ole 20.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Doogle
I will now head to the right thread to make my post

Been there, done that. When someone else does it, I end up curious as to what thread they were on.

19 posted on 08/26/2012 8:43:14 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

was suppose to be here....*smiles*

threads were an inch apart...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2923026/posts


20 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:11 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: markomalley
It gets worse. The Iranian Shia practice Temporary Marriage. In effect the girls are pimped by their fathers for a day to act as a wife. This is an honorable practice for Shia. But stepping in a puddle that a Jew or Christian stepped in will soil them.
21 posted on 08/27/2012 5:07:27 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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