Monday, April 20, 2020

9-year-old Iraqi girl forced into marriage with a 28-year-old Muslim man

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The facts are shocking - young girls, some as young as nine - forced into marriage - in a country which should give women equal rights in everything from education to marriage and divorce.
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.