Daddy’s Little Girl Brings 4 Cows (as opposed to 40 Acres and a Mule)


It's a damn good deal.

Turkey: father sells
12-year-old girl for four cows

Islam upholds women's rights, say the Islamic spokesmen in the West, and it
all sounds great. Yet stories like this reinforce the often-reinforced
impression that in Islam women are treated essentially as commodities. "Turkey:
12-Year-Old Girl Sold By Father for 4 Cows," from ANSAmed, n.d. (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSAmed) – ANKARA – A 12-year-old girl from Corum, a village in
central Anatolia not far from Ankara, has been sold twice by her father: the
first time in exchange for four cows, and the second time for 10,000 Turkish
lire (around 4,800 euros). Just yesterday the police discovered the crime and
arrested the girl's father and the second buyer, while the first is still being
sought. The story was reported by daily paper Vatan, which writes that Sukru A.
(this is the name of the father) sold his daughter K.A last summer when she was
just 12 years old to 29-year-old bricklayer Kamber Bostan in exchange for four
cows, who married the girl in a religious ceremony in front of the imam. After
several months however, the girl – who became pregnant in the meantime – went
back home because she didn't get on with her husband. Last December, in her
sixth month of pregnancy, she lost the child. Ten days later the father sold her
again, this time to a 20-year-old unemployed man, Gokhan Turk, who paid 3,000
out of the 10,000 lire agreed upfront, and took the girl home. Yesterday, when
Turk refused to pay the balance – claiming that the girl he bought was not a
virgin – Sukru A. turned to the police and reported him for insolvency but
without mentioning the reason. After a short investigation the truth came out
and both the father and Turk were arrested, while Bostan is still being

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