Wednesday, March 18, 2020

40-year-old Afghan man marries 11-year-old girl who was sold by her own father

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In a heartbreaking testimony, an Afghan girl tells how her father sold her for $3000 to a 40-year-old man who raped her until she got pregnant at the age of 12.
This is the reality of millions of minor girls all over the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Child marriage is still practiced all over the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
An estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married each year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Everything possible must be done to protect these vulnerable children.
Under Sharia law girls can marry at the age of 6, just like the Prophet Muhammad from the Koran did when he married Aisha. Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.