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Melania
- 218 days ago - avaaz.org
An 8 year-old girl, Rawan, just died after being raped by the forty year-old man she was forced to marry. In Yemen, it is legal for a grown man to marry a child of any age. But in days, we can outlaw child marriage in Yemen.



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Melania Padilla (165)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:01 pm
I am not submitting stories, but this breaks my heart. Please sign and share, thank you.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:02 pm

Signed - It's a lovely idea, but the countries that need to change will not even see this.
 

Jo S. (457)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:06 pm
This truely is heartbreaking. I can't believe it is legal! It's perverse!
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Melania
 

Carrie B. (279)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:07 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Melania.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:11 pm
Probably you are right Kit, but I couldnīt help posting this. We have to try anyway! Thank you all for signing!
 

Jim Phillips (3206)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:24 pm
AVAAZ petition signed.

The "man" who did this to the little girl of 8 years old should be sent to prison
for the rest of his life. Better yet, hanged for this heinous crime.

Raise the age to 18 years of age for marriage. No young woman should
ever be forced into a marriage she does not want.

Ty, Melania.
.
 

Jill Vickerman (428)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:30 pm
Signed, thank you Melania, the more people who know about it the better..the more voices that join together will one day stop it...lets hope that Yemen will be the first to do so and show the way forward!
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:32 pm
Thank you for taking action!
Thanks for joining the campaign.
Thanks Melania.
 

Gysele van Santen (200)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:33 pm
signed, thnx for posting, Melania.
 

Sue H. (1)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:45 pm
It will be next to impossible to get the people of Yemen to adhere to new laws. The country is poverty stricken and parents sell their daughters into marriage so the dowry they get an keep the other family members alive in a country where half the population does not get enough to eat and clean water is available to only a few.. The entire culture has to change and that takes decades unfortunately. I signed anyway, the eyes of the world are on Yemen right now and miracles do happen sometimes.
 

Penny C. (77)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:19 pm
Done,thanks Melania.
 

Joanne A. (37)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:20 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Michela m. (3409)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:25 pm
S&N
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:39 pm
done
 

Monica T. (294)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:40 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Melania!
 

Erin R. (165)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:44 pm
n & s
 

Shelli P. (290)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thank you Melania! It is soooo important that these stories get out to the world! Hugs, Shelli
 

Autumn S. (138)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:45 pm
signed and noted, thanks for posting this Melania
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:56 pm
Thank you for taking action!
& Thank you Melania.
 

Ruth M. (250)
Friday September 13, 2013, 2:19 pm
Done thanks Melania
 

michael sullivan (1026)
Friday September 13, 2013, 3:20 pm
noted and signed -- we need to protect our children!
 

Hannah Gaden Gilmartin (62)
Friday September 13, 2013, 3:32 pm
Signed, noted shared. I hope we can make a difference.
 

Nicole W. (619)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:03 pm
s/s, ty Melania
 

gillian brown b. (66)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:24 pm
Signed,thanks.
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:32 pm
Thank you for taking action!
Thanks for joining the campaign.

Thank you Charles M for forwarding.
 

Michael Carney (205)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted, and signed!!!
 

SJ J. (113)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:13 pm
Done, thanks Melania
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:23 pm
Done
 

Manel Dias (20)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:51 pm
Signed & forwarded. OMG this is nasty I never thought in Yemen such old people are allowed to marry Baby girls. Eik, this is beyond imagination. Are they such perverts & what type of a civilization that must be?
 

Dana B. (128)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:56 pm
Signed, thank you
 

Thomas P. (459)
Friday September 13, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Melania
 

A F. (126)
Friday September 13, 2013, 6:11 pm
Signed, such a horribly widespread epidemic of this insanity. :(
 

Maricruz Lopez (69)
Friday September 13, 2013, 6:49 pm
SIGNED & TWEETED THANKS FOR THE FORWARD CHARLES M
 

Ann B. (138)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:23 pm
sadly noted and signed for sure
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:24 pm
Signed!
 

JL A. (269)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:25 pm
S&N
 

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:58 pm
Why did this occur and will continue to occur in Muslim countries? Because of Islam. The Qur'an in 91 different verses proclaims Muhammad to be the perfect model example for Muslims to follow. Since Muhammad "wrote the marriage contract with Aisha when she was 6" and he 51, and since he had sex with her when he was 54 and she only 9, I hope everyone is willing to face the fact that because of the Qur'an / Muhammad / Allah / Islam, this little girl suffered tearing from rape, oops I mean "marriage" as it is called in Islam.
The Qur'an forever codifies grown Muslim men having sex with prepubescent girls in Sura 65:4, as Allah / Muhammad provided guidance to Muslim men on marrying prepubescent girls who already had vaginal sex from a previous "marriage"!!!

Here are citations from the most authoritative books in Islam which supplement the Qur'an and are integral to Islam:


Narrated Aisha:
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes and Allah's Blessing and a good luck." Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah's Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234)

Narrated Hisham's father:
Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236)

Narrated 'Aisha:
Allah's Apostle said to me, "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), 'Uncover (her), and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.'" (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 140; see also Number 139)

Narrated 'Aisha:
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death). (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64; see also Numbers 65 and 88)

'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house at the age of nine. She further said: We went to Medina and I had an attack of fever for a month, and my hair had come down to the earlobes. Umm Ruman (my mother) came to me and I was at that time on a swing along with my playmates. She called me loudly and I went to her and I did not know what she had wanted of me. She took hold of my hand and took me to the door, and I was saying: Ha, ha (as if I was gasping), until the agitation of my heart was over. She took me to a house, where had gathered the women of the Ansar. They all blessed me and wished me good luck and said: May you have share in good. She (my mother) entrusted me to them. They washed my head and embellished me and nothing frightened me. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came there in the morning, and I was entrusted to him. (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3309; see also 3310)

'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old. (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3311)

Aisha said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) married me when I was seven years old. The narrator Sulaiman said: Or six years. He had intercourse with me when I was nine years old. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Number 2116)

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) married me when I was seven or six. When we came to Medina, some women came. According to Bishr's version: Umm Ruman came to me when I was swinging. They took me, made me prepared and decorated me. I was then brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and he took up cohabitation with me when I was nine. She halted me at the door, and I burst into laughter. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 4915)

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to kiss her and suck her tongue when he was fasting. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 13, Number 2380)

Notice that it is not one stray reference. It is reference after reference after reference of old man Muhammad raping little prepubescent girl Aisha and calling it marriage to make it OK, all because the Qur'an says it is OK in Sura 65:4.

What this girl suffered is not unique to Yemen. It is not due to poverty or all the other excuses people come up with the avoid saying what the cause is: ISLAM. When the Ayatollah took over Iran in 1979, the one of his first acts was to lower the legal age of marriage to 9 for girls. He didn't pull that number out of his hat. he got it from the age 9 year old Aisha was vaginally penetrated by 54 year old "perfect model of conduct" Muhammad.

People, please stop with the political correctness and face the fact that millions of little Muslim girls and Muslim women daily suffer oppression and sexual violence, including legal rape and being killed for being raped, BECAUSE of Islam. When such vile acts are committed by those in Western countries, we consider them criminal actions. When these vile acts are committed against Muslim females, in Islam they are considered holy acts.

Thanks Melania for drawing attention to this important issue. Noted and signed.
 

Laurie H. (673)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:06 pm
So Many Thanks Melania, So heartbreaking & So Signed & Shared~~~~
 

Angeles Madrazo (288)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:23 pm
Signed!
 

Candy L. (466)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:39 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted, & have posted another one from Walk Free: http://www.care2.com/news/member/833010008/3641889
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:42 pm
The thought of these rapes and enslavements makes me sick to my stomach!
 

LMj Sunshine (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:46 pm
Done!!!
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:11 am
Done!!
Thank you.
 

chantal v. (309)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:50 am
Heartbreaking, signed twice!
 

Natasha Salgado (456)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:36 am
Absolutely signed--tho with little hope. Thx Melanie
 

Angel W. (259)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:43 am
Noted, signed and shared
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:05 am
signed.
 

Veerle D. (74)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:42 am
signed and tweeted.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (465)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:56 am
in days, we can outlaw child marriage in Yemen.

There is growing outrage in Yemen over child marriage.
A few years back, the parliament voted to lift the minimum marriage age to 17, but clever political maneuvering by a conservative minority blocked the law. Now we have a fresh opening -- Yemen is drafting a new constitution that could include a ban. And they are doing it days before a major international donor conference.

This is the moment that can change everything for millions of little girls – Click the link to demand that donors use their influence to get Yemen to end child marriage. Once we reach 500,000, Avaaz will partner with champions in Yemen to deliver our message directly at the conference. Sign now.
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Note: THERE IS GROWING OUTRAGE IN YEMEN OVER CHILD MARRIAGE. Quote unquote.
THIS is the answer to those of you who say, "It is hopeless, things'll never change".
Folks, there are GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE - in every country in the entire world, there ARE Good People working for Change!
THAT'S THE BASIS ON WHICH THIS PETITION WAS MADE.
It is NOT just a bunch of us supposedly "enlightened" Westerners stomping in and telling stupid Yemenis what WE want them to do.
I can't repeat it often enough - THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. Women & Men working for CHANGE, sometimes with danger or great discomfort to themselves.
Remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.? They worked hard for CHANGE.
There are PEOPLE LIKE THAT, in Yemen, also, and in EVERY country.
Our Media, of course, NEVER give us a clue.... so we believe the Media!!!

"Once we reach 500,000, Avaaz will partner with champions in Yemen to deliver our message"
THIS is how we find out stuff! on Care2! It's probably NOT in your local rag, that there even exist such "champions"... they think all you want to hear about is "twerking"... well, am I right?????
 

Genoveva M M. (323)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:27 am
Signed of course.
Thanks Melania.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:38 am
Singed
 

gerhard wolski (14)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:43 am
Forget the so-called prophet and a lot of religious B.S. from stone age, and all these dead scriptures. For our understanding, this is now abuse of an innocent child. Clear-cut! You, who support this abuse, has not arrivied in the presence and living according to an obsolet, inhumane, misanthropic and bestial code!
 

caroline s. (81)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:55 am
This makes me so sick }:*-(
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:18 am
Noted and signed Melania
 

Tanya W. (32)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:36 am
Noted and signed. Marriage should only be between 2 consenting ADULTS!!!
 

Frances Darcy (190)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:11 am
done
 

Ruth R. (209)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:43 am
Signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:45 am
S+N
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:59 am
Noted and signed. TY This breaks my heart
 

. (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:12 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Marie H. (146)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:29 am
What a sick law. Signed with hope.

Thanks so much for posting Melania.
 

Beverly M. (85)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:03 am
Child marriage is nothing more than legal pedophilia ~ Thank you for sharing Melania! Happily noted and signed!
 

Donna Hamilton (128)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:10 am
Noted and signed - thanks!
 

Apolonia Pl (404)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:51 am
It's barbaric custom based on sick law! Signed!
 

Dawn Mason (94)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:31 am
Signed and noted!
 

Ruth R. (209)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:11 am
Please -- if you will lets say prayers -- that this will stop -- one person at a time reached, one by one, one location at a time, through the Son of God Jesus, to God the Father, and the helper the Holy Spirit, Amen.
 

Ruth R. (209)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:12 am
Or, Please send good will.
 

Antonella C. (57)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:14 am
signed and twitted!
 

Antonella C. (57)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:21 am
the man who raped Rawan was NOT her husband but only a pedophile!!
 

Jim Phillips (3206)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:23 am
Islam and Pedophilia

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Islam_and_Pedophilia

Muhammad Fits the Clinical Definition of a Pedophile

Muhammad was a pedophile, even according to the most stringent clinical definition of pedophilia - the DSM-IV-TR.

Pedophilia in the Qur'an

The Qur'an permits pedophilia.

Muhammad a Pedophile? Another Look

A second look at the question; was Muhammad a pedophile? One of the most disturbing things about Islam is that it does not categorically condemn pedophilia. Indeed, it cannot, for to do so would draw attention to the pedophilia of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Many Muslims cannot condemn pedophilia even if they would like to, for they would have to abandon Islam. Muslims tacitly approve of pedophilia, even if they are embarrassed to say so. So mesmerized are Muslims by the example of Muhammad's pedophilia that they are unable to categorically denounce pedophilia or feel shame. It is prevalent in many Muslim countries disguised as child marriage. The UN is today trying to stop the evil of child marriage among the backward Islamic regions of Asia and Africa. The future of some 300 million young girls depends on it.

More to read in the LINK below:

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Islam_and_Pedophilia
.
 

Judy B. (61)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:39 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Jude Hand (48)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:14 am
Noted, signed and tweeted.
 

Kay M. (363)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:42 am
signed.
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (182)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed! thanks Melania and thanks Charles for sharing
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:38 am
Signed and noted.
 

Pauline Houzard (115)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:48 am
Signed and noted, something must be done to stop this vile tradition.
 

Kay F. (553)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:00 pm
Signed & shared, thanks Melania! Sick tradition!!
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:16 pm
Primitive barbarism! Signed - thanks for posting.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:33 pm
Child marriages are a gift from above, or below, for pedophiles, sad to say. Signed and noted with disgust at these religions an governments that don't value their female children enough to protect them from pedophiles.
 

Ana Lopes (59)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:20 pm
Signed
 

Mike M. (53)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:58 pm
N&S with hope for change
 

Mary T. (261)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:08 pm
Signed & Noted - thank you Melania
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:22 pm
Noted, signed and tweeted to help put an end to child marriage. Thank You Melania. I also noted and signed Candy's petition on Walk Free. These religions and governments must put value on female children, but it is so ingrained in their societies that it will take lots of work to have this stopped. I sometimes think that the United Nations should do something to put a stop to children being maligned.
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:28 pm
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR THIS, MELANIE.

DEFINITELY Signed Against this Hidious, Perverse "one"
 

Jane H. (125)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:37 pm
done
 

Chrissie H. (18)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:40 pm
Signed and noted in the hope that this blatant child abuse can be stopped soon. Thank you Melania .
 

Lauren Kozen (167)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:18 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks for the forward Ruth.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:58 pm
already signed THIS MUST STOP
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thank you for taking action!
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:03 pm
It's not marriage but the brutal rape of innocent children, which is happening in other countries too. Signed with sadness for these little ones.
 

Elderberry C. (48)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:44 pm
I don't sign Avaaz petitions its run by George Soros hedge fund, wall st man one of the richest in world.

I'm not surprised there are no Muslims on here or maybe even care2 to defend the slander against their religion. SLANDER AND HATRED is what it is. Do you think you are so caring?

I am always reading this shit:~

"Muhammad Fits the Clinical Definition of a Pedophile" Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. As there is no one else I will address this foul insult.

Aisha(Her title is The mother of the believers) was betrothed to Muhammad when she was ten to join 2 families as is often the custom, marriage ceremony took place BUT she lived with her family until she was
17 when she left to join him in Medina. There is much to read about Aisha, who was highly venerated, she was consulted on legal matters, religious matters.

Aisha is/was hated by the Shia's because she fought against Ali when the 3rd Caliph was murdered ...she thought he was protecting those responsible.

The book of buhari along with many others are called hadith. And to many modern scholars are all suspect in much of their content. They were written hundreds of years after Muhammad's death.

 

Linda Moore (204)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:46 pm
Signed, noted, tweeted, shared. Also; appalled,disgusted,and furious!!!!!
 

Elderberry C. (48)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:52 pm
I do not agree with a consummated child marriage.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:03 pm
S&N
 

Monica D. (580)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:11 pm
Signed.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:29 pm
This is heartbreaking. To so many of us this seems so clear cut. An adult having any type of sexual interaction with a child is committing a horrendous act that must not be allowed. It would seem there are countries and cultures where it is not viewed in such a way.
The only way to make change that will last is through open, respectful communication. To condemn an entire nation, religion or culture will not result in change, only less communication or understanding. One must first be able to receive a communication before one can look at the validity of the message, if one is being made totally wrong it is almost impossible to listen.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:32 pm
Noted and signed. The only way child marriages will be abolished will be the day women are treated equally as a man. Period!
 

Susanne R. (248)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:28 pm
Shame on the old pedophiles who prey on little girls and the parents who release them to these disgusting perverts as child brides in these sham marriages. How does one put a stop to such ignorance?

Gladly signed and noted!
 

Wendy G. (53)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:50 pm
Signed. This is rape by paedophiles. Where are the human rights for the children?
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:20 am
Blessings upon BMutiny for reminding me amongst all this misery of the fact of good people in every country working for good. After all in the West at one point only the rich had votes, then the franchise was extended to more and more men, then rich women of a certain age, then more women. And just as that reform happened, so the age that people could marry was reformed too - and so reform is possible in other countries....
 

Victoria Pohrebna (259)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:57 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:29 am
Sickening ! Signed, of course.
 

Carol Bischoff (138)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:39 am
Noted and signed
 

Mari 's (1367)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:32 am
Stop The Hate
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:53 am
Thanx, signed
 

Aaron Bouchard (108)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:46 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Sheyla V. (2)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:46 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:05 am
Here we go again! Is this a platform for MUSLIM BASHING. Is everyone belonging to other religions all SAINTS & ANGELS? All those MISQUOTING at random,conveniently leaving out the "pre" & "post" . Why is everyone going back to the days of the flood? Child marriages was a common issue amonst ALL not just confined to Muslims!Today it is scorned upon by ALL including Muslims.So if an idiot sitting somewhere in his tent in the dessert takes a child bride & he happens to be a Muslim then this is a good excuse to put your mouths in 5th gear & your brains in reverse! PLEASE STOP BRANDISHING ALL MUSLIMS & ISLAM. I respect other religions & if a Christian or Jew happens to commit a crime I will definitely NOT INSULT ALL CHRISTIANS & JEWS! Perhaps all you self appointed angels out there do some soul searching: "Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone". Please get your facts right. Child marriages are most common in India & many African Countries all non-muslims so exactly what is the issue here! IGNORANCE IS THE CAUSE OF INTOLERANCE & HATRED.
 

aj E. (162)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:15 pm
s&n
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:32 pm
Signed with HOPE
 

Linda W. (172)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:42 pm
Signed ~ Thanks Melania
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thank you Melania for your effort to save young girls from such horrific things. The governments and men in the countries that permit such things are monsters and must be stopped. The Human Rights Campaign also fights for children's rights.
 

Hugo L. (281)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:06 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Melania
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:14 pm
Thank you, B Mutiny! You are right. There are good people in every nation. However, when evil people are in power and we do nothing, they commit great harm. Therefore, we must fight for the little girls.

I forgot to add the following. (s, n, p, t)
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:28 pm
We can't let this continue! We all have to figh back against chld marriage! Care2 has 23,363,598 members and is growing daily even hourly, and they have friends and family who are outraged as well. The numbers are incredible. Every member is fed up with those who are destroying lives and the planet. Everyone has an obligation to share the petition with friends and family.
 

valda p. (13)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:11 pm
Signed.-muslim males follow and -emulate the teachings and life of their pedophile prophet -mohammad -the perfect man-he wed Aisha at 6 and consummated themarriage at 9 he was 54 at the time-in the west we regard -adults who have sex with children as -pedophiles-that is -our teachings and -law--islam is all- about control -controlling -women -these poor little girls have no life -as they are the property of men -their father's and husbands-having sex before their little bodies are mature and bearing children when they are still children themselves -sometimes dying in the process -islam -a paradise for pedophiles .
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:15 pm
Most definitely noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Thanks Mel! This is so tragic it breaks my heart for these children who are little more than babies themselves.
 

Dimitris Dallis (62)
Monday September 16, 2013, 12:11 am
Signed.
 

. (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:14 am
Gladly signed and noted - thank so much to Melania and Ruth for the fw
 

Boris Kuznetsov (43)
Monday September 16, 2013, 12:20 pm
Noted and signed. Together against child marriage and child labor! Do not use this to hate muslims in hate Muslims. We now live in the 21st century.
 

Lisa Windsor (156)
Monday September 16, 2013, 1:53 pm
3 signatures recorded, ty Melania
 

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 9:23 am
n/s
 

Emma S. (205)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 11:45 am
Done! Thanks, Melania - and to Ruth for forwarding.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:06 pm
sIGNED
 

ER C. (65)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 7:17 pm

NOTED & SIGNED
 

Sherri Martin (144)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed and shared to Facebook
 

David Johnson (15)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:31 am
signed and Noted and Shared! This is so damn disgusting!
 

Phyllis P. (424)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:52 am
Signed and shared. This sickened me.
 

Kathy Crews (71)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:03 pm
Signed and shared...I hope that this helps!
 

Richard Zane Smith (86)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:43 pm
signed! this has to stop!
 

Frans Badenhorst (538)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:30 am
Thank you for taking action!
Thanks for joining the campaign.

The more of us join, the stronger our call becomes!
 

jess b (19)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:08 pm
signed ty Melania
 

da c. (67)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:32 am
signed & noted
 
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