Skip to comments.Nada escapes child marriage ( Saudi Arabia )
Posted on 07/20/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT by george76
Nada al-Ahdal recounting how she escaped her parents who wanted to force her to marry. Nada comes from a modest family and is one of eight siblings. Fortunately for her, her uncle Abdel Salam al-Ahdal, a montage and graphics technician in a TV station, decided to take her in when she was three years old, to live with him and his aging mother, away from her parents.
Nada grew up in this caring environment, went to school, and learned English during the summer vacation. She has her own Facebook page, was a gifted singer, and took part in musicals. However, her happiness was cut short when someone came to ask her parents for her hand in marriage. The man, a Yemeni expatriate living in Saudi Arabia, did not care about the girls age. Her parents were happy because the prospective groom worked abroad and was rich.
Abdel Salam tells NOW: When I heard about the groom, I panicked. Nada was not even 11 years old; she was exactly 10 years and 3 months. I could not allow her to be married off and have her future destroyed, especially since her aunt was forced to marry at 13 and burnt herself. I did all I could to prevent that marriage
The groom recanted the engagement and told the girls parents he did not want their daughter anymore. Nadas parents, looking forward to a hefty bride price, were disappointed.
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I am amazed that “NOW” is addressing this issue.
Perhaps this is the first time ever, I don’t know.
So what Democrat has NOW auctioned her off to? Al Gore?
As far as I’m concerned this is just another in a long, long line of egregious moral dilemmas that Obama, the Democrats, NOW, PP, Liberals, mindless Hollywood Actors, and yes, even some in our own RINO party have used to divert us from the real facts here in America.
I don’t give a crap about what goes on in Saudi Arabia as long as what happens there isn’t allowed here.
Just another liberal bleat for money, power or just a total diversion from reality here.
NOW is a source for news covering Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora and the Middle East...
Not leftie feminists.
His shakras are twitching in anticipation.
Well now, THAT explains it!
I was totally flabbergasted!
Outrageous...what every little girl wants - to marry @ 10...whatever...those parents don’t deserve children - let alone a daughter...I hope she remains free and comes to understand Christianity and the freedom she will have there!
Uncle Abdel sounds like one of the “good” Muslims- the ones the others call apostates.
Forgot, God Bless uncle Abdel and this child; may they find the true God!