90yr old Saudi scumbag weds 15-year-old girl

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Zalire, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Zalire


    $17500 for one girl? He so could have got like 50 camels for that instead. At least the camels cant lock him out of the barn. And nobody would have thought a Saudi man marrying a bunch of camels is weird.

    But I must ask, who draws the lines when it comes to age? The American federal government and many states set 18 as being the legal age of consent (many states are also less than that). This leads me to ask. Why do we decide 18 is the age? From a biological standpoint, sick as it may sound, shouldn't the age be when a girl and guy goes through puberty (or even well before that if no intercourse takes place)? The problem with things like this is that everyone doesn't develop with the same maturity. That is why laws regarding personal lives and decisions are so silly. They say a child must be 12 before he/she can babysit. Honestly, some children can babysit at 10 and some never gain that maturity (and thus make horrible parents).

    Again, obviously 90 to a 15 year old is morally wrong (especially when the 15 year old is scared to death) as is Hugh Heffner and his 20 something wife. But who actually sets the standard and the cut-off line?

    I'm not prudish or anything. If a really good looking 50 year old wants to marry a 12 year old, I've got no problems with it. But a rotten, senile scumbag shouldn't come close to little girls, let alone defile one.

    Marriage or rape? 90-year-old Saudi weds 15-year-old girl
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 14:29 pm (KSA) 11:29 am (GMT

    The recent marriage of a 90-year-old Saudi man to a 15-year-old girl has sparked condemnation from human rights and social media activists in the kingdom.

    A member of the Saudi National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), urged authorities to intervene to save the child.

    On Twitter especially, activists criticized the parents of the girl for giving her to a man decades older than her.

    In an interview, the groom insisted that his marriage was “legal and correct,” and that he paid a $17,500 (SAR 65,000) dowry to marry the girl, who is the daughter of a Yemeni father and Saudi mother.

    The 90-year-old told the story of his first night with the bride. He said she entered the bedroom before him, and she locked the door from inside so he could not enter. This, he said, made him “suspicious about some kind of conspiracy” by the girl and her mother.

    He vowed to sue his in-laws to give him back the girl or return him the expensive dowry.

    Close friends of the bride’s family said she was frightened on the wedding night, and locked herself in the room for two successive days before fleeing back to her parents’ home.

    The member of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights (NSHR), Suhaila Zein al-Abedin, urged authorities to intervene “as soon as possible to save this child from tragedy.”

    Abedin noted that marriage in Islam must be based on mutual consent, and this was not satisfied, as demonstrated by the girl’s move to lock herself in the room.

    She said the girl’s parents were also to be held responsible for marrying their daughter to a man the age of her great grandfather.

    Abedin urged the establishment of a minimum age of 18 for marrying girls, saying this would pave the way for punishing violators, according to a report by al-Hayat newspaper.

    Jamal al-Toueiki, a psychologist, said forced marriage may subject girls to abuse and violence, and this could lead to their suicide if nothing is done to save them.

    Twitter reaction

    On Twitter, Mouhammad Khaled Alnuzha ‏@mkalnuzha, a legal expert, asked: “Is this a case of human trafficking crimes punishable by law?”

    ‏@sx84, who identifies himself as another legal expert, stated: "She is still considered as a product! A father sells his daughter without mercy, to be bought by money and status and power; all of it for the sake of fulfilling a desire.”

    Nawal Saad @lhnalkhlwd wrote on his account: “When people of reason and wisdom are asked to be silent and the ludicrous are set loose, we will see these anti-human behaviors.”

    Samira al-Ghamdi @SamiraAlGhamdi, a psychologist at a child protection center, wrote: “We need a law to penalize these acts … enough child abuse.”
    She added that the story of the child bride should be titled “A 90 years old ‘buys’ a girl … or : A father ‘sells’ his daughter…”