It was reported that a young girl in Yemen had died after having sexual relations with a 40-year-old man who became her husband in an arranged marriage. The 8-year-old was identified as “Rawan” and died from torn genitals and severe bleeding in the northwest city of Hardh.
Some media reported that the practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen and has attracted the attention of international rights groups seeking to pressure the government to outlaw child marriages.
Human Rights Watch reports that 14% of girls in Yemen are married before age 15, with 82% married before they are 18.
It is said that Yemen’s gripping poverty plays a role in hindering efforts to stamp out the practice, as poor families find themselves unable to say no to ‘bride-prices’ that can be hundreds of dollars for their daughters.
Tribal custom also plays a role, including the belief that a young bride can be shaped into an obedient wife, bear more children and be kept away from temptation.
It was reported that in 2010, a 12 year-old girl passed away after struggling for three days in labor, attempting to give birth to a baby. Countless other children have been subjected to similar atrocities.
’Sad’ does not even begin to describe how this makes me feel. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that there are parents who willingly hand over their underage children for marriage in the name of their religion, culture, economic hardship or whatever else their sick, perverted mind conjures up.
- Where are the parents of this poor girl?
- How could her mother live with herself knowing her 8 year old daughter was about to be ravaged in bed by a pedophile?
- Who in their right mind marries and have sex with an 8 year old girl?
- What kind of depraved society allows this to happen?
I believe the parents and everyone who attended the wedding should be arrested and charged as criminals and accomplices to a crime. It is heartbreaking to learn that this could have been prevented and at least a machinery to charge violating parents to court could have been in place if not for the rampaging protest of Quran waving pedophiles.
A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed after some conservative lawmakers called it un-Islamic.
Un-islamic indeed, I say to hell with your Islam, your pedophilia prophet and predatory laws!
Unfortunately, I know a depraved man who sees nothing wrong in child marriage. He is a former Governor of a Northern State in Nigeria and presently a serving National lawmaker. He is well known for marrying child brides and also known as the one who introduced Sharia law into the Northern part of Nigeria, his name is Sani Yerima.
Pedophile Senator Sani Yerima is one reason I am very ashamed to call myself a Nigerian. No sane society should have the likes of Senator Sani Yerima making laws for them. Senator Yerima and his fellow pedophiles belong behind bars, not in a chamber, making national laws. Sick people, sick nation, sick religion!
When Senator Yerima married his then 14 year old bride at a lavish ceremony in Abuja, many of his shameless lawmakers celebrated with him at the National Mosque. Those shameless lawmakers all belong in prison.
Appearing on Aljazeera program ‘The stream’ Senator Yerima shamelessly tried to defend his pedophilia. When asked about how he met his recent child bride, he said
I traveled to Cairo, through a friend I was able to see her and speak to her family. I did not go to marry her; I went to see another girl. I did not bother to ask her age because it is not a requirement in Islam.
This shameless Nigerian Senator actually went to Cairo to shop for a Child-bride! When he saw the first chattel he was meant to buy, he did not like it well enough and was taken to see another probably prettier chattel by his friend. Wow, I didn’t know it is still legal to treat human beings as chattels, I thought slave trade is a thing of the past!
The senator paid a whopping hundred thousand dollars as bride price to take his newest child bride home. I wonder what the commission of his friend was. A girl treated like a mere chattel, an adult the contractor and her parents, the sellers. What a depraved society!
When asked if he would give his 13 year old daughter out in marriage, the pedophile Senator said he would if his daughter likes the man. Since he has unmarried daughters some of whom are older than his child-brides, I wonder why none of his underage daughters have been sold out in marriage. Is it because he is not a poor man and does not need the bride price? Is it that the Islamic commandment for parents to give out their underage daughter in marriage only applies to poor people and serves as an opportunity for rich Muslims to prey on the daughters of poor Muslims?
It is noteworthy that in Zamfara state, where Senator Sani Yerima was governor for 8 years, there are over 1 million out of school children.
The other religious apologist on the Aljazeera program, ‘The Stream’, screamed
It is a matter of religion. Muslims are giving their daughters out in marriage to fellow Muslims not to Christians. It is about Muslims and Islam. You cannot violate our right to practice our religion
I wondered if that stupid guy was/is running after a contract from the Senator and ex governor that he was willing to be his barking dog in public. Well, he could just be a fellow pedophile killing two birds with one stone. He wants a contract and also a right to sleep with underage girls. Pedophiles and corrupt politicians do tend to stick together.
Are they really so ignorantly stupid that they do not recognize that this is about human beings, in this case, very vulnerable human beings, children and not their stupid religion.
Unfortunately, there are many of these perverted people in Nigeria. It is no coincidence that they are mostly in the Northern part of Nigeria, a region in Nigeria where majority are Muslims, Islam the official religion and Sharia law legally recognized.
Here are a few reactions of these perverts to child marriage in a public forum on facebook:
We should stop deceiving ourselves before getting the facts clear. Who is marrying children in Nigeria? As a Muslim, we marry when a girl is mature. Isn’t it better than many girls below 19 years old today we see in our society who are pregnant? Without anybody responsible for her? It will be better you change your thoughts and campaign instead against wrong dressing in our society.
This is an attack against traditional African marriage. All Africans who oppose child marriage (marriage) have adopted this attitude from Westerners. In pre-colonial and even pre-islamic Africa, such negative ideas about child marriage did not exist. The phrase child marriage was not even used. What is called “child marriage” was simply marriage to traditional africans. The criminalization and condemnation of “child marriage” started in England then found its way to America. This is a step towards promoting complete westernization. These campaigns against traditional african marriage do not stem from a real concern of the livelihood of African people but is politically motivated. When girls become “old enough” by western standards to get marriage, they are encouraged to consider the use of birth control. The purpose of this is to slow down the population growth rate in Africa. Africans must not allow westerners to indoctrinate Africans on this issue or any issue.
These sound like the normal abnormal arguments against Women rights, Homosexuality and Same Sex ,Marriage.
Hmm… un-evolved minds say the darndest things!
- Senator Pedophile Sani Yerima, Bishop David Oyedepo and guilty Nigerians, She is a: #ChildNotBride, #ChildNotWitch, #ChildNotHouseGirl!