Disgusting wretched cancer to the human race.
Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric has told followers it is permissible for ten-year-old girls to marry and anyone who think they are too young are doing the youngsters ‘an injustice’.
Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh, the country’s grand mufti, said: ‘It is wrong to say it’s not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger.
‘A female who is ten or 12 is marriageable and those who think she’s too young are wrong and are being unfair to her,’ he said during a Monday lecture.
Al Sheikh’s comments come at a time when Saudi human rights groups have been pushing the government to put an end to marriages involving the very young and to define a minimum age for marriage.
In the past few months, Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or very young boys.