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Outrage after Indonesian official divorces teenage bride
BBC World News ^ | 4 Dec 2012 | anon

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:58:55 PM PST by BlackVeil

An Indonesian official is facing calls for his resignation after it emerged he divorced a teenager by text message following four days of marriage.

Aceng Fikri, the elected head of Garut in West Java province, has publicly apologised amid the outcry. Hundreds protested against him on Tuesday.

Mr Fikri, 40, is married with three children and took the 17-year-old as his second wife in a Muslim ceremony.

He divorced her after reportedly discovering she was not a virgin.

"I would like to apologise to the public if women feel harassed, even though I didn't mean to harass anyone," Mr Fikri said.

He added that he was sorry "even though what I did was appropriately based on Shariah [law]".

Although not recognised in Indonesian law, unrecorded marriages, including religious ones, are common in the country. The marriage law says that women who are 16 can marry.

Fani Octora was 17 years old and still in high school when she married Mr Fikri in a Muslim ceremony in July that was not officially registered, correspondents say.

Mr Fikri says wife "didn't meet the specifications" She reported him to local police on Monday, accusing him of domestic violence.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: divorce; indonesia

1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:59:03 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil
What did you expect? They're Muslims, still living in the 13th Century. Though I suppose that texting "i dvrc u, i dvrc u, i dvrc u!" is a new twist.

Regards,

2 posted on 12/04/2012 1:03:43 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: BlackVeil
We'll have to wait for Bob Costas' ruling on all these matters.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BlackVeil

As a divorced 17-year old, she will probably have trouble finding another husband. In the Muslim culture, the term “used merchandise” is often meant literally.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 1:17:24 PM PST by Rybashka
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To: BlackVeil

These disgusting perverts should be put down like the rabid dogs that they are.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 1:17:27 PM PST by soycd
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To: BlackVeil

Meanwhile the teenager was killed according to Sharia law because she wasn’t a virgin when married therefor she must have had sex outside of marriage.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 1:20:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BlackVeil
It sort of reminds me of the days when Shii'ite warriors traveling from one point of military conflict to another during the glorious days of Jihad. Being religious zealots with sex outside of marriage strictly forbidden would get a temporary marriage license with some local hooker for the purposes of sex, and the license would expire within a certain period of time. And off to the Jihad they would go refreshed, re-energized to kill the infidels in he name of Allah.

Actually, this practice surprises me because Muhammad permitted sex with female prisoners as legitimate war booty during Jihad.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 1:24:34 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: alexander_busek
"i dvrc u, i dvrc u, i dvrc u!"

I don't believe you... it just cannot be that easy.

Seems to me that AT THE VERY LEAST, the "I divorce you" must be three separate texts to be official. It's gotta be that way... the mudslim *HAS* to hit the send key THRICE (not once as you claim which is way too easy).

8 posted on 12/04/2012 1:27:35 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: SkyDancer
Meanwhile the teenager was killed according to Sharia law because she wasn’t a virgin when married therefor she must have had sex outside of marriage.

Actually, the torn hymen was probably due to a slight mishap while climbing a fence or using a feminine hygiene product or something... but, just to be on the safe side, they'd better do the right thing and stone her to death anyway.

Regards,

9 posted on 12/04/2012 1:27:35 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

They had a movie named, “Divorce, divorce, divorce” but the muslim men could not say that to their wives because under Islam saying divorce three times is a real divorce. I guess they had to tell the wives lets go see, “Divorce, divorce..”


10 posted on 12/04/2012 1:28:14 PM PST by USAF80
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To: BlackVeil

Married four days and a text message divorce?

Most people would consider that to be prostitution or rape. But it wasn’t marriage.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 1:32:35 PM PST by kidd
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To: alexander_busek
Oh yes, and also riding a horse will do it. Well there it must have been a water buffalo or a motor scooter on their bumpy roads or something. But better be on the safe side as you wrote and stone her.

Regards

12 posted on 12/04/2012 1:33:22 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: lbryce

This still goes on. Lonely widows advertise for temporary weddings, especially in Iran.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 1:40:37 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SkyDancer

And some women are just born without one.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 2:21:10 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: SkyDancer

There’s an entirely new field of surgery in which the area effected is surgically enhanced to give the appearance of having never been tampered with, either by accident as in the case of it happening during equestrian pursuit or recreational endeavors. The word “virgin” means untampered with.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 2:31:39 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

Yeah but in Indonesia?


16 posted on 12/04/2012 2:46:35 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

This divorce by text message has been around for years. Some high-ranking religious cleric gave his approval for an easy, convenient means to divorcing your wife by sharia law. Women are chattel according to Islamic law and have no rights. Divorcing via text message has the same legal ramifications as if he facilitated the selling of a dozen camels by text.Just like selling camels, according to Sharia law divorcing a woman can take place with only one hump as well.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

I think all they have to do is text “I divorce thee” three times and it’s done.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 3:09:33 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
I think it's even less onerous than that.

'I Divorce Thee' X 3

There are some text devices that have the divorce decree as an option already part of the interface.

LOL

19 posted on 12/04/2012 3:17:04 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

Wow. Guess it must be a Mussie mobile company that provides that service.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 3:35:01 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BlackVeil

Virginity and Islam are oxymoronic. In Islam, there are no nuns nor any vow of virginity acceptable for women desiring independence from the scum muslim world in order to serve God only.

Allah Ackhbar my arse.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 4:30:36 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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