A 40-year-old man decided to marry an innocent 8-year-old girl. Unfortunately, the situation was only made worse later that day as reports have come out explaining the vile things the groom did to his new bride – and it was a bit more than just consummating on their wedding night.
The incident reportedly occurred in the town of Meedi in Hajjah province, north-western Yemen, where a disgusting wedding took place. Proving that not all cultures are created equal, a little girl was forced into a marriage with a man 5 times her age.
However, things would only get worse as the day went. After the wedding, it came time for the man to consummate the marriage with his new bride. Unfortunately, as the night progressed for the innocent child, things would only go from bad to worse.
According to reports, the little girl died that night on account of suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. In essence, this monster raped her to death. As a result, human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of the man, but there is no word that this will ever come to be.
Arwa Othman, head of Yemen’s House of Folklore and a leading rights campaigner, said the girl, identified only as Rawan, was married to a 40-year-old late last week in the town of Meedi in Hajjah province, north-western Yemen.
“On the wedding night and after intercourse, she suffered from bleeding and uterine rupture which caused her death,” Othman said. “They took her to a clinic but the medics couldn’t save her life.”…
But two Meedi residents contacted by Reuters confirmed the incident and said tribal chiefs had tried to cover up the incident when the news broke, warning a local journalist against covering the story.
Many poor families in Yemen marry off young daughters to save on the costs of bringing up a child and earn extra money from the dowry given to the girl. [Source: The Guardian]
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15.
This Muslim man was only doing what is permitted in the Quran. After all, their own prophet married a girl at a young age and consummated that marriage with her when she was just 9-years-old. Although apologists like to say that the Quran forbids marrying girls before puberty, this is clearly not the case according to the example that Mohammed set for them.
Some Islamic scholars even say that it is acceptable for Islamic men to marry their own daughters if they are born out of wedlock. Girls born out of wedlock are not really daughters and are not “attributed” to the father.
When a 40-year-old man rapes an 8-year-old girl to death and no one bats an eye, there’s a serious issue there. This is disgusting, and we need to put an end to this violation of basic human rights.