Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Watch: Saudi Imam on TV says 7-year-old girls are qualified to marry elderly men

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Watch: Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-'Arifi on Iqra TV: "Islam Does Not Set a Minimum Age for Marriage"
As you can see in the video below he protects child marriage by claiming that there are underage girls who can handle marriage to an adult male and at the same time there are some grown women who can't handle marriage. It is an "individual mental development", he says.
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Women and girls in the Arab world are often treated as property and sold into forced marriages.
Child marriage is still practiced all over the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
An estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married each year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Everything possible must be done to protect these vulnerable children.
Under Sharia law girls can marry at the age of 6, just like the Prophet Muhammad from the Koran did when he married Aisha. Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.
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