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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:27

While it’s not unusual for an older man to marry a younger wife in Saudi culture, the recent marriage of a 90-year-old Saudi man to a 15-year-old girl is raising human rights questions.

In an interview with the Al Arabiya news channel, the elderly groom said his marriage was “legal and correct” and noted he paid the girl’s parents a $17,500 dowry.

But the man told the station that on the couple’s first night together, his new bride locked him out of their bedroom. Family friends said the teen was scared on her wedding night and locked herself in the room for two straight days before fleeing to her parents’ home.

The groom said he would sue the girl’s parents if they didn’t return the dowry or send his bride back.

Saudi National Association for Human Rights member Suhaila Zein al-Abedin urged authorities to get involved, according to Al Arabiya.

Abedin said marriage in Islam must be based on mutual consent and the girl’s behavior indicates she was not satisfied with the arrangement.

The teen’s parents-- a Saudi mother and Yemeni father – should also be held responsible for marrying their daughter to such an old man, Abedin noted.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:38

Youth is wasted on the very old.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 23:39

Here, you'd be in prison.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 23:42

i'm surprised they didn't just kill her...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:15

Here, you'd be in prison.


Shame isn't it? It's like you make it to 90, you deserve some prize? :D

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:22

Dear God, Why!?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:26

Institutionalised prostitution!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:27

If she were a little older and he was a little richer, I'm not sure she would have mind. Live with him for a couple of years until he kicks the bucket. Cash in, and then go find Mr. Romeo.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:32

I'm quite sure she minds quite a lot - what with not being given a say in the fact her family have sold her to an old man! Your comment totally demeans women!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:34

If she were a little older and he was a little richer, I'm not sure she would have mind. Live with him for a couple of years until he kicks the bucket. Cash in, and then go find Mr. Romeo.

She's in Saudi Arabia, so even when he dies she will still have no rights.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:01

If she were a little older and he was a little richer, I'm not sure she would have mind. Live with him for a couple of years until he kicks the bucket. Cash in, and then go find Mr. Romeo.


my thoughts exactly .... i would consider marrying the codger!!! 50 years later "longest living person 140... a man from saudi aribia ....seen here with his 70 year old husband" fml....

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 20:25

That's just beyond sick you perverted old man.