A religion of peace and love. Muhammad married a six year old, so it's all good.
Obama say: Respect it!
13-year-old Yemeni girl who was forced into marriage died five days after her
wedding when she suffered a rupture in her sex organs and hemorrhaging, a local
rights organization said Thursday.
Ilham Mahdi al Assi died last
Friday in a hospital in Yemen's Hajja province, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human
Rights said in a statement quoting a medical report.
She was wedded the previous
Monday in a traditional arrangement known as a "swap marriage," in which the
brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.
"The child Ilham has died as a
martyr due to the abuse of children's lives in Yemen," the non-governmental
Her death was a "flagrant
example" of the results of opposing the ban on child marriage in Yemen, which
was leading to "killing child females," it said.
The marriage of young girls is
widespread in Yemen, which has a strong tribal structure.
The death of a 12-year-old
girl in childbirth in September illustrated the case of the country's "brides of
death," many of whom were married off even before puberty.
Controversy heightened in
Yemen recently over a law banning child marriage in the impoverished country
through setting a minimum age of 17 for women and 18 for men.
Thousands of conservative
women demonstrated outside parliament last month, answering a call by Islamist
parties opposing the law.
A lesser number of women
rallied at the same venue a few days later in support of the law, the
implementation of which was blocked pending a request by a group of politicians
for a review.
old Yemeni girl dies three days after wedding Some report she was 13 years
old. Who really cares? The fact is that all over Yemen girls die because they
are forced to marry too young. This one died because acute bleeding caused by
sexual intercourse. A few months ago another died in child
birth. An ten year old had to seek a divorce after being raped
and beaten. These cases are but a tip of a huge iceberg and they are NOT
limited to Yemen. The girls are known as "brides of death." And no, poverty and
tribal customs are not solely to blame. Islamist Imams are as they fight tooth
and nail any legislative effort to ban child marriage. Maktoob News reports Top
Yemeni and Saudi clerics fight child marriage ban.
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