Monday, April 20, 2020

11-year-old child bride faces honor killing by her Muslim husband & father after fleeing

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Child marriages common in Afghanistan
As you can see in the video below, girls who reject the tradition of forced marriage, face honor killings by their own family members.
Every year thousands of women and girls all over the Arab-Muslim world are murdered in what is known as honor killings.
According to Islamic tradition, the "honor" of the entire family is measured by women's behavior. Any action that may be perceived as harming the family's honor may cost the woman her life. In other words, a woman is required not only to obey Islam including its strict codes of modesty but also to completely obey her male guardians (husband, father, brother and even uncle).
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.