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Saudi: Ten year old girl marries sixty four old man. [Updated]

July 21, 2008

Child sexual slavery in the land of Saud. Or a child bride depending on which side of civilization you are on.

Man says will wait to consummate marriage with 10-year-old Hail girl
Arab News

HAIL: In the latest twist to a high-profile marriage in this central Saudi city, a 64-year-old man has announced that he would wait five years to consummate his marriage with his 10-year-old bride.

According to local newspapers yesterday, the man — who has already paid a SR100,000 dowry to the father of the girl and signed the marriage contract — now says he would wait until the girl is 15 to complete the marriage.

Some comfort. No word on how the little girl feels being handed over to the sixty four year old pervert.

Explaining the circumstances that led to the marriage, the man’s son said his father never had a second wife. He said the girl’s father taunted his father saying he was willing to marry his daughter to him if he paid SR100,000 in dowry. “My father accepted the challenge, paid the money and became the husband of the young woman,” the son was quoted as saying.

Following reports of child marriages in the local media, religious scholars and human rights activists in the Kingdom have demanded legislation to set a statutory minimum age for marriage.

According to the Shariah, maturity is associated with puberty, which could start at the age of nine for girls and at the age of 11 for boys.

I can just imagine how the convo between the two went.
What a wuss! You have only had one wife in all of your sixty four years? And you call yourself a muslim male? I question your virility sir. Every muslim man should have more than one wife!

I dare you to marry my 10 yr daughter.
Are you man enough?
I’ll sweeten the deal with a dowry of 100,000 Riyal’s.


BTW in US dollars it amounts to around $26,000.

Related update:

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Radio Free Canada

Saudi marriage official says ok to marry one year old bride.

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  1. July 22, 2008 9:05 am

    When is the US State Department going to include Saudi Arabia as a country on the “human trafficking” list. If that isn’t human trafficking, I don’t know what is.

  2. July 22, 2008 11:09 am

    Hi Barry,

    When they run out of oil.

    Hi V,

    On the other hand, this is progress, in a way, as it show that, while Muslims still consider women property, at least some of them think they’re valuable property 🙂

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  3. July 22, 2008 12:03 pm

    Here we are in the Twenty-first Century, and this old fossil has a child bride. Gag!

    Of course, in many ways, Saudi is still stuck in the Dark Ages, so we shouldn’t be surprised that these old perverts continue to perpetuate their doings.

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