Yemen: Over half of married women under 15, says report

by Kal El on June 10, 2008 · 1 comment

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This is how children are treated in Yemen.

Sanaa, 9 June (AKI) – Over half of women who marry in Yemen are under 15 years of age, said a field study conducted by Yemen’s Women and Development Study Centre, which is affiliated with the University of Sanaa.

According to the study which was cited in the Yemen Times newspaper, the rate of child marriage among females in Yemen reached 52 percent, compared to less than seven percent among males.

On top of that, in rural parts of Yemen, girls usually get married at an average age of 12 to 13 years old.

The parliament in Yemen is reportedly working to raise the minimum marriageable age, which currently stands at 15 years old and so far there is no punishment for those families who allow their daughters to marry under this age.

“Recently the case of early marriage in Yemen has come to light, especially after the divorce of a little girl last month,” said Amatalrazaq Hummad, Yemen’s Minister of Social Affairs, in an interview with the Qatari daily Al-Watan.

Hummad was referring to the case of ‘Noujoud’, the first eight-year-old child to obtained a divorce from her husband who is in his early 30s, through a court in Sanaa.

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  • Philip Saenz

    Why should it surprise anyone who knows about Islam and old Muslim lechers who like very young little girls? Sometimes the female child might be as young as eight years old when she, against her will, is literally forced to “marry” old Muslim lechers, who could be 40 or 50 years old. In backward Muslim countries, nothing happens to rectify these grave injustice. Rape of little girls is permissible in Muslim backward countries. The Muslim lechers argue back and say that it can’t be rape because they are “legally married.” Never mind that the female children protest. In a civilized world, like the United States, the Muslim lechers would be imprisoned.

    This is nothing new in backward Muslim countries. The lecher, pedophile Muhammad “married” Aisha when the child was only six years old, and he was 51 years old. At the age of eight years and three months, the child molester Muhammad “consummated,” that is, raped Aisha. Of course, it was pleasing to Satan/Allah. Evil is always pleasing to Satan/Allah.

    Muslim lechers also argue that “marrying” very young little girls is the “custom.” Yes, they lie and call it a “custom.”