Man says will wait to consummate marriage with 10-year-old Hail girl

by Kal El on July 21, 2008 · 3 comments

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How civilized. He will wait until she is 15, and he is 69.

HAIL: In the latest twist to a high-profile marriage in this central Saudi city, a 64-year-old man has announced that he would wait five years to consummate his marriage with his 10-year-old bride.

According to local newspapers yesterday, the man — who has already paid a SR100,000 dowry to the father of the girl and signed the marriage contract — now says he would wait until the girl is 15 to complete the marriage.

Explaining the circumstances that led to the marriage, the man’s son said his father never had a second wife. He said the girl’s father taunted his father saying he was willing to marry his daughter to him if he paid SR100,000 in dowry. “My father accepted the challenge, paid the money and became the husband of the young woman,” the son was quoted as saying.

Following reports of child marriages in the local media, religious scholars and human rights activists in the Kingdom have demanded legislation to set a statutory minimum age for marriage.

According to the Shariah, maturity is associated with puberty, which could start at the age of nine for girls and at the age of 11 for boys.

Just disgusting. The man is old enough to be her grandfather. But shariah law allows it, so if it was good enough for Mohammed, it is good enough for this sick individual.

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  • Tonto (USA)

    Slick way to get around pediphilia charges…..ooops, forgot, pediphilia is a way of life in those backward countries.

  • Philip Saenz

    I’ve never known a horny Muslim pedophile to wait five years to stick it to her.   Have you?  I’m giving 100 to 1 odds that that Muslim pedophile will not wait five years.

  • dm60462

    This isn’t a marriage it’s a purchase. She is not a wife; she is a slave, sold by one master who bred her to another who will breed with her.