Friday, April 3, 2020

Afghan man celebrates as he sells his 6 year old daughter to marriage with an older man

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WATCH: An Afghan father on CNN explains why he sold his 6-year-old daughter to forced marriage.
As you can see in the video below, the girl is not even able to understand what her husband intends to do to her during the night.
This girl is just one of millions of underage girls who are sold every year into forced marriage throughout 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.