June 16, 2006, - 5:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
What is it with Colorado’s screwy courts? We reported that the Colorado Supreme Court refuses to allow voters to decide whether they want to deny tax-funded services to illegal aliens.
Now, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled (yesterday), that girls can marry as young as age 12. Yup, AGE TWELVE!
Many revered, prominent Islamic clerics encourage the oppressive Islamic rite of marrying off young daughters, barely teens, to men far older, in arranged marriages. This goes on in Dearborn, Michigan, the heart of Islamic America. As Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer wrote, this practice was endorsed by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who urged that parents marry their daughters off before her “first blood” (their first period). Spencer wrote about this because “respected” Dearborn, Michigan cleric Imam Husham Al-Husainy (Director of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center) was carrying a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini at a “memorial” march for Yasser Arafat.
We shudder to think that this practice will now be sanctioned by the State of Colorado, to which we know that many Muslims engaging in this reprehensible practice will now flock.
How can any court, which acknowledges that a 12 year old girl cannot be treated as an adult for criminal prosecution (except under very extreme circumstances), rule that a 12-year-old girl can even have the capacity and understanding to enter such an arrangement?
It is utterly regressive, not to mention, ABSURD!
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