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70-year-old man married a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, according to a Jan. 8 Fox 8 report. The girl's family sold her to the 70-year-old for $20,000.

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Rahman Qureshi (76)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:29 pm
A 70-year-old man married a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, according to a Jan. 8 Fox 8 report. The girl's family sold her to the 70-year-old for $20,000. Of course this child bride situation has brought a lot of criticism from human rights activists around the world.

Apparently, the 70-year-old complained after he paid $20,000 to the girl's family, and then some time after their wedding, they took their 15-year-old daughter back to her hometown of Al-Hurath village in Jizan province. He felt ripped off.

However, human rights authorities believe that the 15-year-old girl and the 70-year-old man had a fight, and the child bride ran back to her family. Dr. Suhaila Zein al-Abedin, a member of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights, said,

"When you consider the very large difference in age, it looks more like this was not a marriage, but like the girl was sold. The girl’s parents need to be held responsible for this."

This is absolutely true. This is not even a situation where the girl may have felt like she was in love with the older man and wanted to get married. Her parents sold her to him, and that is completely inappropriate.

Can you believe that a man as old as 70 married a 15-year-old girl that he paid $20,000 for in Saudi Arabia? Thankfully human rights organizations are working to help this unwilling child bride out with legal assistance and anything else she may need.

The man and the girl's family are just imitating their false prophet Muhammad. Actually, 15 is old. Muhammad at age 54 had sex with his child "bride" Aisha when she was a prepubescent age 9 still playing with dolls. From age 6 until then Muhammad would thigh her, which is rubbing his penis between her thighs until he ejaculated because she was too small to stick his penis in her vagina. Apparently she was mature enough to do so at age 9, so Muhammad figured, and so the age of sex with a minor girl in Islam is age 9. No Muslim can argue with having sex with a 9 year old and calling it marriage because that is what Muhammad did, and according to the Qur'an in 91 different ayat (verses) a Muslim is only a Muslim if they agree with Muhammad 100% and follow him 100% as the perfect role model.

If a person has a conscience, they will see having sex with a 9 year old girl, and molesting her prior to that, is child rape and pedophilia, and no way can such a man who did this be a prophet of God. Muhammad is therefore a false prophet, his Allah is a false God, and his book the Qur'an is not from God.

From the Ahadith, authoritative primary Islamic sources which Islamic / Shari'a law draw from the Sunna:

Narrated 'Ursa:
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death). (Sahih Bukhari 7.88)

Narrated 'Aisha:
I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah's Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for 'Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13) (Sahih Bukhari 8.151)

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 Bukhari 9.140)

Some Muslims claimed that Muhammad did not initiate the marriage with Aisha, but that Abu Bakr, after Aisha was spurned by a prospector and was not able to find another man to marry her, approached Muhammad to marry here. However, the following hadith clearly showed that it was Muhammad who was the initiator and Abu Bakr was even shocked at that suggestion.

Narrated 'Ursa:
The Prophet asked Abu Bakr for 'Aisha's hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said "But I am your brother." The Prophet said, "You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry." (Sahih Bukhari 7.18)

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 Bukhari 5.236. see also Sahih Bukhari 7.64, Sahih Bukhari 7.65)

Aisha was surprised at the (consummation) of marriage:

Narrated Aisha:
When the Prophet married me, my mother came to me and made me enter the house (of the Prophet) and nothing surprised me but the coming of Allah's Apostle to me in the forenoon. (Sahih Bukhari 7.90)

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 Allright, 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 Bukhari 5.234)

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 Da'ud 41.4915, Sunan Abu Da'ud 41.4916, Sunan Abu Da'ud 41.4917)

And, finally from the Qur'an itself in Sura 65:4, we read Muhammad's / Allah's guideline for divorcing a child wife after having sex with her:

"As for your women who have despaired of further menstruating, if you are in doubt, their period shall be three months; and those who have not menstruated as yet."

The renowned Muslim commentator Abu-Ala’ Maududi, in his six volume commentary on the Qur'an, confirms this by stating the following regarding this passage:

"Therefore, making mention of the waiting-period for girls who have not yet menstruated, clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl at this age but it is permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her. Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Qur’an has held as permissible." (Maududi, volume 5, p. 620, note 13)

Here is a reference from the most authoritative primary source in (Sunni) Islam, after the Qur'an:

Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
While we were sitting in the company of the Prophet a woman came to him and presented herself (for marriage) to him. The Prophet looked at her, lowering his eyes and raising them, but did not give a reply. One of his companions said, "Marry her to me O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet asked (him), "Have you got anything?" He said, "I have got nothing." The Prophet said, "Not even an iron ring?" He said, "Not even an iron ring, but I will tear my garment into two halves and give her one half and keep the other half." The Prophet; said, "No. Do you know some of the Quran (by heart)?" He said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "Go, I have agreed to marry her to you with what you know of the Qur'an (as her Mahr)." 'And for those who have no courses (i.e. they are still immature). (65.4) And the 'Iddat for the girl BEFORE PUBERTY is three months (in the above Verse). (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 63; emphasis added)

Aside from the obvious moral error, this is further proof Muhammad / Allah are false because they thought a little girl who hadn't even started menstruating could get pregnant.

In case you think the marriage and divorce of a little girl does not involve sex, it is important to note that the Qur'an teaches that there is no waiting period for marriages that have not been consummated:

O you who believe: When you marry believing women and then divorce them before you have touched them, no period of idda (waiting) have you to count in respect of them: so give them a present and set them free in a graceful manner. Sura 33:49

What this shows is that the waiting period only applies in the case of a prepubescent if her husband has actually slept with her. In other words, Islam is allowing men to have sex with minors, legally sanctioning pedophilia!


Hilary S (65)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:08 pm
this has been going on in saudi arabia for generations. the idea of 'being in love prior to such a marriage, or any saudi marriage, is a luxury reserved for very few saudis. love + marriage are a western partnership.

as for selling a bride - women are mere chattels, born to serve the desires of men, for such requirements as congress, offspring, or nursemaiding. girls build their expectations from what they see of the women in their households.

let the human rights police focus their attention over there, and leave israel alone for a while.

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:16 pm
WONDERFUL culture! So protective of women! this case....children!

Jay S (116)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:24 pm
Sickening. In a civilized country this is called pedophilia, in a country that follows the example of a sex obsessed, debauched pedophile, sex slave owner and rapist - the 'perfect man' - this is perfectly ordinary.

And these sickos arrogantly call the West 'decadent'!

Carola May (20)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:32 pm
Allahu Akbar! Where is the outrage over the terrible demeaning treatment of women in this birthplace of the religion of temporary marriage, sex slavery, rape of captive women, sex with children, mass murder and hate - and all condoned by the old Moon God Allah?

Thank you Rahman for exposing more of this decadent society where women are nothing but property and sex toys to pompous sex crazed men.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:41 pm
You're welcome Carola May and thanks to you and everyone for noting and / or commenting in order to draw attention on Care2 to the Islam-authorized rape of little girls under the pretense of marriage.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:42 pm
Can you blame her for locking herself in the bathroom? Or even jumping out the window and running as far away as possible before this 15-year-old allowed the hands and sexual organ of one 75 years older than she to fondle her and penetrate her?

And this is perfectly legitimate in Islam. She's technically big enough to support his weight. That's the criterion.

Sickening, is right, Rob and Jay.

Thanks, Rahman, for sharing yet another example of why Islam is very much at odds with Western values.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:51 pm
I saw another story at the man was 90 years old:

Saudi teen bride, 15, barricades herself in bedroom to escape 90-year-old husband

Lee Hampton (15)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:22 pm
Why do (elderly) Muslim men marry young girls?

This is another issue that is almost unique to Islam because of the example of Muhammad, who by the way, had 13 wives.

However, while 13 wives served and sex slaves made him a happy guy, he allowed his followers to max out at four wives each (+ sex slaves. Even today in places like Indonesia and Egypt, there are calls to revitalize strict Sharia and allow sex slaves).

The ratio of human males born to females born is roughly 50:50, with slightly more males born. So in the natural world there are about enough men to have one wife each.

Yet, in Islam, men are allowed up to four wives each, and many of them take advantage of this allowance.

So if there are roughly one woman for every man in the natural world, where do many Muslim men find the other three wives? It's an unsustainable system.

One answer is you have creepy old guys taking little girls for wives and forcing intercourse on them as early as age nine -- just like Muhammad did, and since he is considered the "perfect man", it is considered righteous to follow his many bizarre and troubling examples -- before their young bodies are really ready for it.

Another answer is what is happening now in places like Pakistan, Egypt and other countries: You ABDUCT women and girls from other religions, rape them, force them to convert to Islam and "marry" them and never let the girls' families see them again. Nice?

Historically, Muslims launched thousands and thousands of raids into Europe and elsewhere. They had orders to find choice blonde women or otherwise, abduct them, bring them back home and either marry them or make them into sex slaves.

Judaism, which originally allowed multiple wives, BANNED the practice. Christians, as far as I know, never allowed it (except perhaps Mormons).

Yet Islam ruins the lives of hundreds of millions of females with a system that should be outlawed.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:36 am
Pedophilia with the full support of the Saudi government. Sick. Sick. Sick!!!!!!!!!
How much longer is the rest of the world going to turn a blind eye to this blatant child abuse?

Giana P (398)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:04 am
One more story of woman abuse and it's sickening.

berny p (23)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:04 am

ISLAM...THE CARING RELIGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:20 am
15 years old, isn't this girl knocking on a bit, $20,000 must have been a knock down price to get rid of an ageing spinster!

In many Muslim controlled countries, they can legally marry girls from 8 or 9 years of age but they can be married off younger. Little girls sho should be playing with dolls and studying their times tables are being forced to have sex and run the risk of falling pregnant and dying in giving birth. In other words "legalised" paedophilia. This is a disgusting and perverted religion.

What annoys me are there are people like Kit and Just Carole who refuse to note or spread such stories yet claim to care. The truth must be brought out and disgust must force governments to act. People like them are willing to blame Israel for existing and for the terrible abuses heaped onto the Palestinians by their own people. Yet the evidence showing the terrible way that Muslim women and children are forced to live is out there and I would like to thank Rahman for bringing such abuses to light.


Michela M (3964)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:34 am
No words.......

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:59 am
None needed, really.

The nauseated feeling in the pit of one's stomach is enough.......

Russell R (2)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:31 am
In Islam young girls are commodity and sold for the benefit of the family. The price could be as little as two goats, but, you have to remember that these people have been living for generations in the harsh conditions of a desert. Sand, Heat and cold without any real vegetation for consumption, or any land capable of farming. Allah was good to them gave them a land of sand, scorpions, and snakes. Such wealth Allan placed on his people that they had to go out and take from other tribes all the things that belong to Allah. Half of everything taken belonged to Allah, kept under the watchful eye of Mohammad.
~ Can you just imagine some old man knocking on your door and asking for your nine old daughter's hand in marriage? Here he wouldn't be offering you any goats but what is behind Curtain One, Two, or, Three worth a Quarter Million Dollars! It could be Cash, a Yacht with an all Female Crew, or a Saudi SX Supreme Armored Limousine, equipped side rockets and Free Gas for a year and all you have to do is give up your nine year old Daughter.
~ I know for sure that I wouldn't want the car, but, the way things are going today, it just might be a good ideal to know that you have a safe place.
~ the Yacht would be every man's Fantasy - it wold keep the wife wanting to stay fit
~ Last, a Quarter Million Dollars! could really help out, especially when Uncle Sam wouldn't know about it. It could really help out financially.

~ Sorry! but my Little Angel is priceless! No! Not even for all three! (but you can have my wife for nothing!:)

. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:26 pm
It makes one wonder just how common these miserable arrangements are.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:04 pm
Allan, these arrangements are sadly all too common. And there is one reason - Islam's false prophet Muhammad. As the perfect role model to be followed exactly (per the Qur'an 91 verses / ayat) Muhammad married Aisha at age 6 and had sex with her at age 9, while the murderous, raping, torturing "role model" was 54.

These miserable arrangements are forever allowed in Islam because of Qur'an chapter 65 verse 4, telling Muslim men to wait 3 months after divorcing their child brides who aren't old enough to start menstruating, to see if they are pregnant.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:12 pm
You're welcome Beth, and you're absolutely right that Islam is very much at odds with Western values.

Anne S (14)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:19 pm
What kind of a dirty old man is he? What kind of parents are they? I really feel for the girl because she was given no real choice. I wonder who they'll sell her to next?

Nancy Black (308)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:22 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted and shared. Sad, that it only takes $20,000 to buy the life of a young fifteen year old girl.

Irine L (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:04 pm
conflicting reports, some say its the 90 yr old man, some 70, well, either way, this is just sickening and Saudi Arabia is just one of the most disgusting Islamist countries. They just came out with possible rules to make women give their breast milk to men they encounter say at work or whatever place to make them 'like family', since the breast milk sharing is supposed to represent establishing a 'family bond'. Just a sick paradise for pedophiles and women abusers.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:29 pm

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:54 pm
It would be nice if they could at least see that children are exactly that. Is that such a great thing to ask of a religion. Any religion.

John J (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:49 am
morally corrupt and perverted sickos'

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:48 am
Yuhhhhh Spastik man

Tom Edgar (56)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:52 pm
I awaited any Imam, any Muslim, to deny, defend or justify these actions. It appears the accusations cannot be defended, denied, nor justified. I guess the same applies to those early Mormons and quite a few European Monarchs too

Greg K (1)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:57 pm
At least it isn't a gay marriage said Pat Robertson when he offered to give the lovebirds Christian marriage advice. He added further that gay marriage is destroying marriage all over the world. (okay he didn't say that - yet)

Christine W (10)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:10 pm
Sick !!!!

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:31 pm
People are upset at the man who paid 20K for the bride.

People are NOT upset at those who SOLD their 15 years old daughter?

Jaime A (52)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:50 pm
Sick Saudi's.!!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:31 pm
This just makes you sick!!!!! Pedophiles!!!!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:20 pm
Out and out child abuse, not only by the parents, but the old man who wanted her. The parents should have been protecting not peddling their daughter. Where are the brains in this instance?

Natalie V (27)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:35 pm

Gillian M (218)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:04 pm
Bob, the problem is that the parents may be so poor that they are willing to sell their daughter to survive, perhaps to feed siblings, the article doesn't say.

I would point out that in many states of America, it is legally possible to marry a girl from the age of 13 years if a judge thinks it is in her best interests. Also, there are one or two states where it is legal from the age of 14 years.

I personally think that girls should not be considering sex or marriage until 18 years. Yup, I'm an old spoil sport but children need to be children and not rushed into adulthood which our society seems to want to do.

reft h (66)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:37 pm
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has been working on a project about this topic for almost 10 years; this link is an interview she did with Christiane Amanpour. The story about the 70 year old and the 15 year old is but one story among some 51 million child brides around the world. For more on this story check out the link, which I found quite informative.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:37 am

Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:50 am
Slavery in one form or another is well and doing a brisk trade in the Islamic lands where this practice has been sanctioned and encouraged for 100's of years.

Ana Passos (2)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:27 pm
Oh , the lovely mankind!

Melania P (122)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:32 am
Sick bastards!! So shared everywhere!!

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:35 am
Sick bastards, more reason to condemn Islam, or sharia law. But then again they do it to each other for money. Maybe he couldn't get it up and she ran back home and he lost his money. Surely he should have tried viagra before his puchase. Islam is so sick, what a joke.

Amy L (112)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 11:46 am
"This is not even a situation where the girl may have felt like she was in love with the older man and wanted to get married. Her parents sold her to him, and that is completely inappropriate." This is a weak sentence among others. I do not know of any 15 year girl that would find a 70 year old dirty pedophile attractive. I would think she would be mortified and grossed out. This has nothing to do with "love" at all. This has to do with the intrinsic over inflated sense of male entitlement within that fabulous culture. This has to do with Islamic culture and their blatant disregard for the fundamental rights of women and girls. This has to do with human rights abuses and I think the world is getting a wee bit sick of it. It has to do with a cultural disgrace of condoning and encouraging pedophilia shrouded in the guise of "cultural norms". How fabulous for the females to be unfortunate enough to be born among ignorant stupid men. They think the world revolves around them because they've got penises. Well those could be removed very easily. This poor girl should have the right to sue her stupid parents, be protected through law by virtue of the fundamental right of every single human being on this planet. That disgusting old nasty pedophile was probably pissed at the girl because he can't get an erection to vaginally and anally rape innocent children. What a sick bastard - he can't die soon enough in my book.
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