Saturday, January 17, 2009

He Said What??

Saturday, January 17, 2009
I was shocked, stunned, outraged and horrified to read that a Muslim cleric considered 10 year old girls suitable for marriage. However, I'm not talking about any old Muslim cleric, lecturing to followers in some tiny province in the Middle East - this is Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric. The story can be found by clicking here. This man is the 'grand mufti' of the country and would hold a lot of clout and influence.

This man is encouraging fathers to give their daughters in marriage before they hit puberty. According to the story referenced above, this kind of this is already happening in Saudi Arabia. It's hard to imagine how anyone could justify this in their minds or even determine that this is a logic, humane course of action. Thank God I was born into a western country.


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