fusillade762: HOW DARE THEY TRY TO DESTROY TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!!!
TomD9938: fusillade762: HOW DARE THEY TRY TO DESTROY TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!!!Who's trying to destroy traditional marriage?
Ni: They don't mention the age of the groom, and the authorities released the father on a promise that he'll wait until she's of legal age.Then they state "Yemen has no legal age for marriage."
fusillade762: TomD9938: fusillade762: HOW DARE THEY TRY TO DESTROY TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!!!Who's trying to destroy traditional marriage?Those jack-booted British thugs who don't respect Yemeni culture and deeply held religious...You know, if I have to explain the joke it's not going to be funny anymore.
nmrsnr: The article makes no mention of the supposed groom's age, was he a terrible adult, or another kid in need of help?
Mralterego: I'm sorry to offend anyone but
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Mralterego: I'm sorry to offend anyone but the Muslim people are pretty farking farked up and disgusting.I have a few good Muslim friends but as a whole they are farking a cancer on human progress...
HotWingAgenda: Mralterego: I'm sorry to offend anyone butAny time someone starts a sentence like that, it's a pretty safe bet how the rest of the sentence will go.
Mralterego: I'm sorry to offend anyone but the Muslim people are pretty farking farked up and disgusting.
borg: Seeing the prophet Muhammad married an 8 year old and seeing this story is repeated here quite often I'm sure the nephew was an adult
Gyrfalcon: nmrsnr: The article makes no mention of the supposed groom's age, was he a terrible adult, or another kid in need of help?Yeah, it's hard to get horribly horribly outraged when there are followup sentences like this:He was jailed for less than a week, but as he is the sole breadwinner, police let him go in order to prevent his family from suffering.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. Easy enough for us to think OMG! SICKO EVIL PEDOPHILES! when at least part of what is going on here is "If I sell my daughter into slavery, I'll have food to feed my other 19 kids for a few more years, and she might have a place to grow up if she doesn't get pregnant until she's 13." Since he was selling her to his cousin, who knows? Maybe it was less selling her into sex slavery than a way to get her into another man's house while still observing the cultural niceties.Poverty and tribal customs are a nasty brew.
croesius: This is just sick. We all know that the Word of the Lord God Himself prohibits marriage at such a young age.They need to wait until they have tits and pubes. Ezekiel 16:4-14Now, if this 8 year old already started puberty, then it's Kosher.
August11: There is a pretty large swath on this planet where being a woman is a horrible fate.
phrawgh: August11: There is a pretty large swath on this planet where being a woman is a horrible fate.Texas? Alabama?
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