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(Fox News)   90-year-old Saudi man weds 15-year-old bride. See, true love can overcome the age gap. And the fact that the girl fled back to her parents' house is just proof that their love has yet to blossom   (foxnews.com) divider line 118
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2013-01-08 08:44:07 AM
In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?
 
2013-01-08 08:45:03 AM
It's their culture we have to respect and tolerate it. Stop being racist subby.
 
2013-01-08 08:45:22 AM
yes, yes it is

they also wipe their butt with their hands and beleive in god

i'de let them alone for a few thousand years, let them catch up
 
2013-01-08 08:46:12 AM
Do those Saudis know how to party, or what?!?
 
2013-01-08 08:46:37 AM
She's an idiot. He's going to be dead in a few years, and she'll still be prime farking age.

Not that she's not now, but she'll still be in a good range, I mean.
 
2013-01-08 08:46:42 AM

duffblue: It's their culture we have to respect and tolerate it. Stop being racist subby.


Just wait until they find out Muhammad married a nine year old!
 
2013-01-08 08:48:24 AM

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


pretty much
 
2013-01-08 08:49:10 AM
He's 90 years old. She should have just farked him to death on the first night, and walked away with his money.
 
2013-01-08 08:49:15 AM
A few years ago the last widow of a Confederate solider died in Alabama. Turned out that she got married as a teen to the elderly veteran. People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was. Wonder what those same people think about this situation.
 
2013-01-08 08:51:17 AM

EngineerAU: People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was.


Being married to a guy that took up arms against the country is an honor? That's farked up, even for Alabama.
 
2013-01-08 08:53:58 AM
gettingdownwithjesus.com

When 90 years old you reach, do as well you will not.
 
2013-01-08 08:54:50 AM
GLASS PARKING LOT
 
2013-01-08 08:55:10 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Being married to a guy that took up arms against the country is an honor? That's farked up, even for Alabama.


It's often been said that the South is simultaneously the most and least patriotic part of the country.
 
2013-01-08 08:55:53 AM
Hoosier daddy?
 
2013-01-08 08:56:50 AM

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


A sex slave. The best kind!
 
2013-01-08 08:57:23 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He's 90 years old. She should have just farked him to death on the first night, and walked away with his money.


She probably saw how big his checkbook really was, not the fake he showed her parents.

In all seriousness, her father got the money, not her.  So while I do understand running away from the thought of farking a 90-year-old man, running back to her family wasn't the smartest move.
 
2013-01-08 08:57:49 AM
wonder how many times a day elderly rich arabs buy child brides. I think reading the story in an arab paper to see how that media puts their spin would be interesting.
 
2013-01-08 08:58:05 AM

EngineerAU: A few years ago the last widow of a Confederate solider died in Alabama. Turned out that she got married as a teen to the elderly veteran. People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was. Wonder what those same people think about this situation.


Depends. Did she leave a map pointing to the location of Jefferson Davis' secret confederate gold stash?
 
2013-01-08 08:59:21 AM
How backwards of them, don't these Muslims realize you can just ignore the parts of God's Word that you find inconvenient or outdated. No way God could have seen everything.
 
2013-01-08 08:59:26 AM
/in every way you can imagine.
 
2013-01-08 09:00:29 AM

ChipNASA: /in every way you can imagine.

static.prtst.net
 
2013-01-08 09:00:47 AM
It is just a real traditional marriage. Not everyone is like America with marriage traditions only dating back one or two centuries.
 
2013-01-08 09:01:11 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: EngineerAU: People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was.

Being married to a guy that took up arms against the country is an honor? That's farked up, even for Alabama.


America was a different country back then. People aligned themselves more to their respective state, then to the United States as a whole. This was true both for the Southern and Northern states.
 
2013-01-08 09:08:49 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: She's an idiot. He's going to be dead in a few years, and she'll still be prime farking age.

Not that she's not now, but she'll still be in a good range, I mean.


Meaning she'll be twenty, not a virgin, unmarried and unemployable by virtue of being a girl while his eleventeen-times removed male nephew inherits everything? Yup. Sounds farked to me.
 
2013-01-08 09:09:21 AM
See we're just judging them because we don't understand their culture. We don't understand their culture probably because we aren't barbarians any more. Why don't we consider women property any more? Here's a hint: it wasn't social conservatism that got us here.
 
2013-01-08 09:10:52 AM

miss diminutive: EngineerAU: A few years ago the last widow of a Confederate solider died in Alabama. Turned out that she got married as a teen to the elderly veteran. People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was. Wonder what those same people think about this situation.

Depends. Did she leave a map pointing to the location of Jefferson Davis' secret confederate gold stash?


Tee hee hee, you said "Depends." I see what you did there! Brilliant.
 
2013-01-08 09:11:01 AM
So will the family kill her now for shaming them?
 
2013-01-08 09:14:41 AM
At 15 she's practically an old maid, in their culture....seemingly.
 
2013-01-08 09:15:19 AM

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


Yes, it is
 
2013-01-08 09:18:43 AM

Flakeloaf: AverageAmericanGuy: She's an idiot. He's going to be dead in a few years, and she'll still be prime farking age.

Not that she's not now, but she'll still be in a good range, I mean.

Meaning she'll be twenty, not a virgin, unmarried and unemployable by virtue of being a girl while his eleventeen-times removed male nephew inherits everything? Yup. Sounds farked to me.


Don't be silly.

They bury wives with their dead husbands in the desert.
 
2013-01-08 09:24:21 AM
So the question in my mind is: How much can you beat a 90 year old bastard before he loses conciousness/dies?
Also the parents, they also deserve to be worked over with a baseball bat.
 
2013-01-08 09:25:47 AM
Arabs consider this progress.
 
2013-01-08 09:26:59 AM

Flakeloaf: Meaning she'll be twenty, not a virgin, unmarried and unemployable by virtue of being a girl while his eleventeen-times removed male nephew inherits everything? Yup. Sounds farked to me.


That's probably what she's looking at, although the nephew will probably inherit her, too.
 
2013-01-08 09:38:17 AM
How strange. I thought the concern troll would be first and it came in second instead.

Here's a tip: your joke isn't funny if we all know it's going to be shiat on our heads as soon as the comments start. Unoriginal moron...
 
2013-01-08 09:41:00 AM
Although, to be fair, I was surprised that you didn't use the word "Libs" while doing it...
 
2013-01-08 09:41:17 AM
Why run back to the people who sold you as a sex slave?
 
2013-01-08 09:44:34 AM

dragonchild: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He's 90 years old. She should have just farked him to death on the first night, and walked away with his money.

She probably saw how big his checkbook really was, not the fake he showed her parents.

In all seriousness, her father got the money, not her.  So while I do understand running away from the thought of farking a 90-year-old man, running back to her family wasn't the smartest move.



It is Saudi, nowhere else she could have run.

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


There? Very much like it.
 
2013-01-08 09:51:41 AM

ethics-gradient: So the question in my mind is: How much can you beat a 90 year old bastard before he loses conciousness/dies?
Also the parents, they also deserve to be worked over with a baseball bat.


I dunno. 90 year olds are pretty tricky. Some will keel over just on their own while others have that one last hurrah left in 'em and are effectively invincible for a short (less than seconds) period of time and will kill you. Best just launch him out of a catapult cleverly hidden under a seat in a hookah shop.
 
2013-01-08 09:53:49 AM

doglover: Flakeloaf: AverageAmericanGuy: She's an idiot. He's going to be dead in a few years, and she'll still be prime farking age.

Not that she's not now, but she'll still be in a good range, I mean.

Meaning she'll be twenty, not a virgin, unmarried and unemployable by virtue of being a girl while his eleventeen-times removed male nephew inherits everything? Yup. Sounds farked to me.

Don't be silly.

They bury wives with their dead husbands in the desert.


Stupid morality making me refuse to write a "mummified pussy" joke about a fifteen year old.
 
2013-01-08 09:55:11 AM
Seriously though this is profoundly sad. Worse because there are lots of girls her age who don't make the news cause their husband-slave owners aren't Hefner old.
 
2013-01-08 09:57:07 AM
mormon prophets, Joseph Smith Jnr, Warren Jeffs and Lorenzo Snow
"15? Too old!"
 
2013-01-08 10:13:00 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: She's an idiot. He's going to be dead in a few years, and she'll still be prime farking age.

Not that she's not now, but she'll still be in a good range, I mean.


I know you're joking/trolling, but I'm willing to bet her ability to inherit his property is limited.
 
2013-01-08 10:42:06 AM

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


Sounds like traditional marriage.
 
2013-01-08 10:42:42 AM
Islam, the hits just keep coming.

/retarded savages
 
2013-01-08 10:50:29 AM

Cythraul: In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was "legal and correct" and noted he paid the girl's parents a $17,500 dowry.

Is paying 'dowry' basically like purchasing a slave?


I've been living in KSA for a few years.

The short answer to your question is, "Rarely, but it can be."

The long answer is, it depends on who you are and who your wife is. That was the first thing I looked for in TFA. Dad's a Yemeni, so it's quite possible he's a nobody who sold off his daughter for $17,500 (Yemen is KSA's Mexico). Yemenis have a reputation for being pretty damn ruthless. In KSA generally though, you can't treat your wife like a slave, especially if it's a Saudi-Saudi marriage. This is because marriages are arranged on the basis of the relationship between the extended families. Your family had a good relationship with your wife's family (or, often, she is a member of your family) which is why they gave her to you in the first place, so inflicting major degradations on her would be taken as an insult by them, and your own people are going to be busting your chops for that.

What appears to be the common resort in the case of badly dissatisfied wives is to go back to their parents' house, and if they can't be persuaded to go back to their husband, they either get divorced or they stay technically on the roster while hubby takes a second wife and forgets about her. There are lots of 30-something Muslim women who are married but have been living with their parents for time out of mind and have only seen their husbands for a few tumultuous days -- my ex-wife is one of them. You can divorce your wife at will in KSA, but this is moderated by the fact that you get to eat that dowry if you do, and it tends to embarrass both families The system has evolved on the assumption that marriages are mediated by extended families -- and the great majority still are -- but it breaks down when it becomes a one-on-one transaction, as it was between the 90-year-old geezer and the Yemeni father.
 
2013-01-08 10:56:59 AM
Can we please stop pretending that other cultures are 'just different and aren't any worse or better than any other"? There are clearly some cultures that are several notched below the rest of us. Cut the shiat already. Face it, these are savages.
 
2013-01-08 11:01:34 AM

ShannonKW: In KSA generally though, you can't treat your wife like a slave, especially if it's a Saudi-Saudi marriage. This is because marriages are arranged on the basis of the relationship between the extended families. Your family had a good relationship with your wife's family (or, often, she is a member of your family) which is why they gave her to you in the first place, so inflicting major degradations on her would be taken as an insult by them, and your own people are going to be busting your chops for that.


Not to dump on your culture, but I notice nowhere in that explanation of why to treat your wife well are the words "because you respect her as an individual with a reason to exist that goes beyond folding laundry and collecting semen".
 
2013-01-08 11:18:54 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: EngineerAU: People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was.

Being married to a guy that took up arms against the country is an honor? That's farked up, even for Alabama.


Nah it is just the south where they celebrate their rebel heritage by flying the flag of traitors, slavers, and losers. I understand being proud of something that might represent honor, dignity, success, but the old Confederate Navy Jack or Battle flag represents none of these, it just shows them to be a bunch of ignorant bigoted assholes. There is nothing to be proud of in the Southern Confederate states.
 
2013-01-08 11:24:59 AM

LemSkroob: Can we please stop pretending that other cultures are 'just different and aren't any worse or better than any other"? There are clearly some cultures that are several notched below the rest of us. Cut the shiat already. Face it, these are savages.


We can't, because it's a matter of trade-offs, and the value of what you gain and lose is a personal judgment.

In your culture 15-year-old girls are never sold off as brides. That never happens, and we all agree that this is a merit of your culture. However, the 15-year-old girls of your tribe are sometimes pimped off by their guardians, sometimes screwed (consensually or not) by classmates, teachers, or other adults, often get pregnant and sometimes toss the baby in the nearest waste receptacle, and sometimes catch HIV and lesser SDTs. These are all problems that other cultures have less of, so if you want to boast the superiority of one culture over the other, you have to decide how many dumpster babies equal the evil of one bride-for-sale. This is stupid and pointless to most of us, and we find it more respectable to say, "They have different problems than we have," though you're certainly entitled to prefer the problems of your homeland to those of those damned foreign savages.
 
2013-01-08 11:28:53 AM

EngineerAU: A few years ago the last widow of a Confederate solider died in Alabama. Turned out that she got married as a teen to the elderly veteran. People in the state and especially the State House fell over themselves to honor her and say how awesome this bit of heritage was. Wonder what those same people think about this situation.


That was different back then, though... What happened back then was war veterans back then were typically very poor, especially when they were old and dying. They needed nurses, so they would "marry" their teenage nurses, in order to pay them (so they would get their pension after they died)
 
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