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State Department: 60% of Afghan Girls Are Married Before 16
CNS ^ | March 14, 2014 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 03/16/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT by george76

60 percent of girls in Afghanistan are married before their 16th birthday.

“Despite a law setting the legal minimum age for marriage at 16 for girls and 18 for boys, international and local observers estimated that 60 percent of girls were married before the age of 16,” the State Department said in its most recent human rights report.

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Some girls as young as six or seven were promised in marriage, with the understanding that the actual marriage would be delayed until the child reached puberty. Reports indicated, however, that this delay was rarely observed and that young girls were sexually violated by the groom and the by older men in the family, particularly if the groom was also a child .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; islam; muslimmarriage; muslims; muslimwomen; muslimworld; waronwomen
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1 posted on 03/16/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Ok. WEll, BO quit the Afghan deal and we have no influence over there. So. this is a non story


2 posted on 03/16/2014 8:56:11 AM PDT by stanne
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To: george76

Islam is lies,a false religion: http://www.faithfreedom.org/

at age 53,Muhamad the prophet of Islam married a 6 year old girl named Aisha


3 posted on 03/16/2014 8:57:43 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: george76

Curious to hear what feminists and NOW think about this. They are mum when it comes to how Muslims treat women. They’d prefer to focus on Christians.

Or at least, lump Christians in with Muslims and make broad generalizations and take the opportunity to attack Christians.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 8:58:25 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: george76

What Afghanistan tribesmen do with their women is ABSOLUTELY no concern of mine, or ours.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 8:59:57 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: george76

You don’t want them turning into old maids at the ripe age of 20 because after all, isn’t 20 middle age in Afghanistan?


6 posted on 03/16/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: Democrat_media

>>at age 53,muhamad the prophet of islam (may he burn in hell forever) married a 6 year old girl named Aisha<<

FIFY - but we note the template was established for the satanic ideology.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 9:05:47 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: george76
Islam: The real War on Women.
8 posted on 03/16/2014 9:06:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: george76

Its sickening to hear about but as long as Islam is allowed to flourish it will never end. There is nothing we can do about it.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 9:09:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76

While it is sad and deplorable, it is not our country, and none of our concern. The people made it very clear they do not want us there.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 9:15:04 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: freedumb2003
Islam is an evil cult of lies


11 posted on 03/16/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Your lack of understanding is near complete.

The life span of Afghan people is much shorter than in the west. Americans married much sooner years ago.

Marie Atoinette was married and became queen at 15.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: george76

The only purpose of female is to obey their husbands and have children.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: george76

So what?


14 posted on 03/16/2014 9:18:55 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: bert

“Your lack of understanding is near complete”

Oh OK now I understand. If you are only going to live until age 40 getting married and then serially raped by grandpa and the boys makes perfect sense.

Thanks for sharing your insight with me. :-) snicker


15 posted on 03/16/2014 9:21:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76

This is perfectly ok with the the hypocritical “war against women” rats and the feminazi’s here at home. As silent as a dead person in a cemetary.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Zippy the a##clown sez..............)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

you over state the reality

That is simply not the norm


17 posted on 03/16/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Democrat_media
Muhamad the prophet of Islam married a 6 year old girl named Aisha

Yeah, but come on, he waited until she was 9 to consummate the marriage.
18 posted on 03/16/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: chiefqc
The only purpose of female is to obey their husbands and have children.

Now you're talking. /S (ducking)

19 posted on 03/16/2014 9:29:21 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bert

The reality is that these 7th century barbarians have been marrying 6-8 year old girls for centuries and they are not about to stop now.

The gist of the article was that instead of marrying at 16 girls are actually still being married off much younger. Its a disgusting practice but then they are a disgusting culture and its mostly due to the theology of Islam which tells them this stuff is OK.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 9:36:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76
60 percent of girls in Afghanistan are married before their 16th birthday.

And in America, 60% of girls have babys without being married.

Perhaps were are both extremes at opposite ends of the scale.

21 posted on 03/16/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Democrat_media

That second pic? What the heck is that?


22 posted on 03/16/2014 10:05:00 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: bert
So if I feel my life will be short I can steal your car, rape you daughter, shoot your dog? You have no understanding as your shoe size and I.Q. are the same number.
23 posted on 03/16/2014 10:25:38 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: george76

They’re not so concerned about the age as they are about the actual marriage - they prefer sex for the sake of sex and the younger the better.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 10:25:43 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: lostboy61

You misunderstand.

their life is not short. by historical standards our lives are long.

Attempting to make them us is invalid. Our cultures are centuries apart in development. Their lives are hard where ours are easy


25 posted on 03/16/2014 10:38:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Jim Noble

Jim; I tell my Granddaughters that in olden times people married their Daughters off at 14 for a reason.

I have done research on my family history going back 500 years and 16 seems to be a reasonable age. I seems that girls in those days dragged boys into the woods to get the Green dress. (Engagement Ring)

If you were not married at 21 you were a spinster or a hooker, just an observation.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Its sickening to hear about but

At what age did your great-grandmother marry?

27 posted on 03/16/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Mamzelle
Muslims.Muslim old men marrying 6 year old girls in imitation of their prophet


28 posted on 03/16/2014 10:53:35 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Those poor children.


29 posted on 03/16/2014 10:54:44 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Democrat_media

Are you serious? Where is this? Why would the little girls be in scanty western dress?


30 posted on 03/16/2014 10:55:10 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Jim Noble
At what age did you marry your brother's daughter? (s) This is the other half of the equation.

And we are not living in a world with a life expectancy of 45, and we do not lose so many females in childbirth. We do not prize illiteracy or plague, either. There is no reason to give our underage daughters to predatory men.

And maybe you will make the case that it is "natural" for a man to hanker after adolescent girls. Certainly we are seeing a lot of that in our culture which has so little impulse control.

BTW--none of my great-grandmothers, who for much of their lives did not have the vote, married before 18. But I did have one great-great-aunt who lost four children within a few weeks time to diphtheria. I don't really understand your point.

If you had a daughter, at what age would you want her to become engaged to be married?

31 posted on 03/16/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: george76

We have no business doing anything in a Muslim country other than dropping bombs.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 11:04:23 AM PDT by anton
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To: Mamzelle

“If you had a daughter”

I have 5. What I want for them is IRRELEVANT to what the savage barbarians who inhabit Afghanistan do.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 11:04:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Mamzelle; trisham; All
Those are Muslims imitating their prophet Muhamad. Islam is lies. it's a false religion

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Islam is evil

This picture was taken in the region called “Palestine” at a Mass Wedding. These are muslim men between the ages of 30 and 50-years-old, waiting to marry their “bride to be” ranging in age from 5 to 9-years-old.
The reason for the line being backed up, other than the fact that there are a lot of perverts in Palestine, was attributed to several of the brides needing a diaper change near the front of the line.

34 posted on 03/16/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Andere Länder, andere Sitten

I could not care less what they do, as long as they do it in their homelands.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Jim Noble

I’m a male but I hate Islam, I hate democrats,and i hate socialism


36 posted on 03/16/2014 11:12:01 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: george76

60% are probably raped before they are 12 years old.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Democrat_media

Yes, I agree.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: caver

and when there are no 5 year old girls around Muslim males take camels and goats for brides


39 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:35 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: george76

We need to find out what they’re doing and start it up in “da Hood”.


40 posted on 03/16/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Democrat_media
You don't have to explain Islam to me. I already know about much of the cruelty to women and little girls.

It's not that I can't believe it, it's that I have never seen this particular picture before.

And I've seen a lot.

Also, that the little girls are wearing white, ballerina slip-type dresses with bare arms just does not strike me as authentic.

41 posted on 03/16/2014 11:19:16 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Democrat_media
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/mass-muslim-marriage.shtml

Here is a disputing reference to the Hamas mass wedding.

Turns out these little girls are like bridesmaids. However, I am still surprised that their arms and heads are bare for such an event.

42 posted on 03/16/2014 11:24:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

keep trusting Islam and Hamas(an islamic terrorist group) and a post on an internet site


43 posted on 03/16/2014 11:35:42 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Jim Noble

“At what age did your great-grandmother marry?”

She was out of 2nd grade for sure. :-)


44 posted on 03/16/2014 11:41:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mamzelle
keep trusting Islam and Hamas(an islamic terrorist group) and a post on an internet site

you think Muslims don't marry 6 and 5 year old girls .you're nuts if you think not

i guess you think Bush did 9/11 and knocked down those buildings . There are many posts on the internet that “prove” bush did 9/11 too. no Islam knocked down the world trade center buildings. and also genocided 2 million armenians in 1915, a million other horrors .they do that but they are so moral to not marry children you say ,ridiculous.their prophet did it so do they

45 posted on 03/16/2014 11:42:11 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Is pedophilia actually ordered in the Koran? It is a major problem in the Stan, especially with the boys, because 60% of sexually abused kids develop CPTSD and therefore the stability of that nation’s future is at risk. I would be curious about the history of this cultural issue. Is it a new phenomenon or been around since the Greeks shared their culture and the Afghans have been in that age since then? just wondering.


46 posted on 03/16/2014 12:15:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Democrat_media
Your emotionalism does not make you more reliable. The reason that your photo raised questions in my mind is that it is so different from many other pictures I have seen…over *years*... of children being turned over as sex slaves to filthy old men.

Muslims veil their brides. Hair and bodies are covered, and faces show. Maybe. Google up "muslim wedding child bride" or some such similar group of keywords and find out for yourself. I did a lot of searches to find out about your picture. It was a mass wedding in "Palestine" and it was sponsored by Hamas, but the actual brides were in _purdah_, which is consistent with custom.

What flabbergasted me is that they would allow their little girls out in public with so much bare skin. This is a culture that won't let children swim in public, or play soccer, or anything that might show a bare shoulder or knee.

Not only that, but the PLO is Sunni and are even more rabid on the subject of honor killings than the Shia.

47 posted on 03/16/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
I don't care what you say nothing can change my mind . you protest too much about some dumb picture you islamic apologist . you and Islam can go disappear for all i care.
48 posted on 03/16/2014 12:39:54 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: huldah1776

yes muhamad must be imitated , the koran mandates it . so muhamad was a pedophile so are muslims

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2011/geert-wilders/time-to-unmask-muhammad/

To know why Islam is a mortal danger one must not only consider the Koran but also the character of Muhammad, who conceived the Koran and the entirety of Islam.

The Koran is not just a book. Muslims believe that Allah himself wrote it and that it was dictated to Muhammad in the original version, the Umm al-Kitab, which is kept on a table in heaven. Consequently one cannot argue with the contents. Who would dare to disagree with what Allah himself has written? This explains much of Muhammadan behaviour, from the violence of jihad to the hatred and persecution of Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims and apostates. What we in the West regard as abnormal, is perfectly normal for Islam.

A second insuperable problem with Islam is the figure of Muhammad. He is not just anyone. He is al-insan al-kamil, the perfect man. To become a Muslim one must pronounce the Shahada (the Muslim creed). By pronouncing the Shahada one testifies that there is no god that can be worshipped except Allah, and one testifies that Muhammad is his servant and messenger.

The Koran, and hence Allah, lays down that Muhammad’s life must be imitated. The consequences of this are horrendous and can be witnessed on a daily basis.


49 posted on 03/16/2014 12:44:08 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: george76

Not our problem


50 posted on 03/16/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT by grania
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