We can only surmise the psychological damage it did to that little girl 2,000 years ago. Physically, we know intercourse with someone that small would have likely damaged her vagina.
I don't mean any disrespect to your prophet, Laila. Clearly you have a love and admiration for him. I just think marriage to a child is grotesque. I think I'm entitled to believe that.
GarzaUK with his usual diversion tactic away from this particular case is attempting to convince us that this happens all over the world amongst many cultures including our own with the likes of Warren Jeffs and such. That may be true and poverty may be part of it. But we are not discussing any other cases or stats on child marriage. This thread is about a specific story. So Garza stop with the typical diversion tactics. We can see right through your agenda of appeasment and excuse making. This case has everyhting to do with religion and nothing to do with poverty.
Last edited by SgtRock; 04-13-09 at 10:10 PM.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
SgtRock: I am not going to start this statement with the obligatory "I agree that this is wrong, but...." line because, clearly, this is a horrific violation of fundamental human rights and I understand (nay, hope) that everyone believes that it is so.Originally Posted by StandUpChuck
Still, you are oversimplifying this case. Believe me, I've been following it for two years now, and it is so convoluted that I'm still digging into it. First of all, there is the issue of the judge's previous ruling, which allowed for the annulment of the marriage and then, when that annulment was in the process of being executed, was suddenly withdrawn and replaced with the current ruling. Then, there is the case of sect, local power politics, and KSA-wide power politics which I shall not delve into here.
I have my hunches as to why the Saudi legal system is destroying this girl's life but, regardless of why it's doing so, it's an ugly manifestation of racism, sexism, and misogyny that, unfortunately, is common in this God-forsaken Kingdom.
Still, you support them knowing full well that this is NOT the only ugly case to come out of Saudi. The devil you know and all that Kissinger-esque horsesh*t. You made your own bed when it comes to MENA. Now lie in it.
Last edited by AYA; 04-13-09 at 10:52 PM.