A sickening video is going viral on social media after an 80-year-old man was able to marry a little 12-year-old girl. Unfortunately, the situation would only get worse as the family had disturbing plans for the newlyweds immediately following the ceremony – and that’s when things turned to horror for shocked viewers.
The footage was actually posted in January but is only recently going viral on account of its shocking content. Although an exact location wasn’t given, the video’s origin has been narrowed down to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf – a select few countries in the Middle East that border the Persian Gulf.
With the religion of Islam dominating that part of the world, it’s not all that surprising to hear that a Muslim wedding took place. However, the horror comes as the matrimony ceremony was actually joining an 80-year-old pervert and an innocent 12-year-old girl in marriage.
Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come as the family had sick plans immediately after the wedding as they led the couple to a bedroom. Although the girl was already inside, sitting on the bed, the family could be heard cheering and celebrating as they ushered the old man to the room where he would soon rape his child bride.
As seen in the clip, the girl is very quiet with her head down, clearly scared of what she knew was about to come. However, that didn’t seem to bother any of the guests who had gathered to cheer the disgusting act.
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Muslims are merely following in the footsteps of their prophet Muhammad, who married a 6-year-old girl named Aisha and began raping her when she was just 9-years-old while he was in his 50’s. The marriage of men with children is acceptable, according to Islamic teachings.
Although the Quran doesn’t give a precise number for how old women should be before a man of any age can marry them and have intercourse, it does state that she should have “sound judgment.” Some Islamic scholars have interpreted this to mean that when the girl has entered into puberty, she is old enough to be married, either that or 15 years of age, whichever comes first:
Try, test, well the orphans, before reaching maturity with regard [the duties of] religion and [before] they can [legally] manage their own affairs, until they reach the age of marrying, that is, until they have become eligible for it through puberty or [legal] age, which, according to al-Shafi’i, is the completion of fifteen years… (Tafsir Al-Jalalayn; source)
Even worse yet, others refer to child brides that haven’t even hit puberty yet, saying:
Another man asked: “O Messenger of Allah! What about the waiting period of those who do not have menstruation BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO YOUNG?” (along with those who have it not) because of young age, their waiting period is three months. (Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs; source)
And… [for] those who have not yet menstruated, because of their young age, their period shall [also] be three months. (Tafsir al-Jalalayn; source)
Since Islamic scholars seem to disagree, what is the final authority on appropriate Muslim behavior? For that, Muslims are to look at the example set by Islam’s perfect man, and that’s their prophet Muhammad. As was already said, through his actions, he showed his followers that it is acceptable in Islam for a man in his 50’s to wed and have sex with a girl who isn’t even 10 years old.
In short, there isn’t an age requirement when it comes to men marrying little girls, according to Islam. Of course, many Muslims say that it is hard to compare the marriage rules of the 7th century to cultures of today – but seeing how it’s still happening today, that argument goes right out the window.
The fact of the matter here is that this groom married, raped, and is likely still raping a little child. Beyond that, it happened as her parents willfully handed her off to this man and then cheered just before he was about to commit the atrocious act. This is sick and twisted by any standard. Those who argue otherwise are ignorant to reality.