Friday, 11 September 2009


A Saudi Arabian father forced his 10-year-old daughter to return to her 80-year-old husband Sunday, after she was found hiding at the home of her aunt for 10 days, Arab News reported.

"My marriage is not against Sharia. It included the elements of acceptance and response by the father of the bride,” he told a local newspaper.,2933,543060,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r1:c0.088195:b27368278:z0

This absolutely sickens me. A ten year old child runs away to be safe with her aunt and an archaic law forces her back to her 80 year ‘husband’ to be molested. If it happened in the western world we’d call it paedophilia. We would be appalled and outraged and demand the child be allowed home to live like any other 10 year old kid. Do we care if it’s a scared kid far away that we can’t see and isn’t from our nation? I’m beginning to think not. I think we prefer to turn our heads and not get involved. Ask a lot of people and the response will is “well, it’s their religion and I don’t want to get involved.” What if tomorrow, as a mother, your ten year old daughter, not even at puberty, was forced to marry an old lecherous man – and yeah I’m calling him lecherous because no man with honour, class or dignity marries a child and uses religion as an excuse – would you allow that? Hell no. Yet think of all the little girls whose lives are stolen from them.

I don’t care what religion you are. Believe what you like as long as you do no evil to another. Old disgusting men marrying and ruining young girls is evil. It’s not religion. It’s paedophilia. Saudi Arabia and countries that perpetuate these male favoured arsehole laws need to be brought in justice. Will that happen? Not likely because Saudi Arabia is oil rich and an ally and as long as the balance of world power is held by men this will continue to happen.

What can we do? Talk about it. Tell others. Post it on your blogs, facebooks and everywhere else. Make it an issue. Don’t say it’s too hard or it’s not ‘my concern’. Every young girl that is molested in the name of religion is my concern and your concern.

Saudi Arabia your laws in the name of religion are inhumane and paedophilic.
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Anny Cook said...

Amen. Anywhere else in the world it would be called rape.

Lisa J said...

Not only would it be called rape, but the parent(s) would be thrown in jail for selling their child or child abuse. It is sick and sad what people do in the name of religion. Wrong is wrong no matter how you slice it!!