"This could lead to their suicide if nothing is done to save them..."
An unnamed newlywed couple in Saudi Arabia is raising questions of marital rape, pedophilia and the basic human worth of females in an article written by reporter Reem Hanbazazah of the al-Arabiya news service (United Arab Emirates) on Jan. 7, 2013, in which Hanbazazah reports the groom was a 90-year-old man who wed a 15-year-old girl.
The young bride was reportedly so scared on her wedding night, she locked herself in her room for two days, resulting in the sexually aroused nonagenarian claiming he's the victim of "some kind of conspiracy" perpetrated by his blushing bride and her mother.
The groom, who was born when the Charleston and the Fox-Trot were all the rage, is standing firm in his belief that his marriage was “legal and correct.”
To prove his point, he's citing the $17,500 (65,000 Saudi Riyals) dowry he paid to the father to marry the girl.
Suhaila Zein al-Abedin of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights (NSHR), is urging authorities to intervene “as soon as possible to save this child from tragedy.”
Abedin also said that the girl’s parents should also be "held responsible for marrying their daughter to a man the age of her great grandfather."
Saudi psychologist Jamal al-Toueiki was quoted as stating that "forced marriage may subject girls to abuse and violence, and this could lead to their suicide if nothing is done to save them."
In the world of growing Social Media, Samira al-Ghamdi, a psychologist at a Saudi child protection center, sent via Twitter:
"We need a law to penalize these acts … enough child abuse."
Ghamdi added that the story of the child bride should be titled:
"A 90 years old ‘buys’ a girl … or : A father ‘sells’ his daughter…"
Meanwhile In Mecca...
The highest religious authority in the Saudi Kingdom, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, recently authorized Saudi men to legally marry child brides as young as 10-years-old.
While lecturing at Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University in the Saudi capitol of Riyadh, the Sheikh stated:
"Those who call for raising the age of marriage to 25 are absolutely mistaken.
"Our mothers and grandmothers got married when they were barely 12.
Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age"
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