April 8, 2010, - 10:35 pm
Child brides, sadly, are nothing new or uncommon in Islam. In fact, they are, tragically, all too common. And, also sadly, torture and other brutality are very common against these young sex slaves,er . . . “wives.”
And, now, there’s this sickening death. Actually, a murder via rape. It’s not the first one and won’t be the last.
A 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 today.
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 organization said.
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. . . .
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.
Thousands of Muslims in Yemen recently protested a proposed law to ban marriages to women under 17.
Yup, that’s the “humane,” “peaceful” “Religion of Peace.” Uh-huh. The peace of the coffin . . . at age 13.
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