It is absurd


When bearded old men can sit and decide to tell the world that Islam has no lower age limit for marriage. You could as well deliver your child today and have them married off the next day!

CII declares laws prohibiting underage marriage as un-Islamic

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

28 thoughts on “It is absurd

  1. Ruth says:

    This is quite disturbing. I just can’t believe that anyone can justify child-brides. 😦

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  2. mixedupmeme says:

    Absurd? You are much too kind. Disturbing? Still too kind. 😦

    I am sure someone will come along and post an appropriate word to describe it.

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  3. I have been watching this closely. Where is the outrage? Why isn’t this considered a crime against humanity? Religious freedom? Culture is more important than human lives? Why are people not fully grasping both the short and long term ramifications of such inhumanity? Here are a few facts about child brides:

    Premature Pregnancy: Child brides almost always bear children before they are physically – or emotionally – ready.

    Maternal Mortality: Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die during child birth or pregnancy than older women. Pregnancy-related deaths are the leading cause of mortality for girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide.

    Infant Mortality: Mortality rates for babies born to mothers under age 20 are almost 75% higher than for children born to older mothers.

    Health Problems: Premature childbirth can lead to a variety of health problems for mothers, including fistula, a debilitating condition that causes chronic incontinence. Girls with fistula are often abandoned by their husbands and ostracized by society.

    Illiteracy: Child brides are often pulled out of school and denied further education. Their children are also more likely to be illiterate.

    Poverty: Child brides – already poor – are isolated and denied education and employment opportunities, making it difficult for them break out of the cycle of poverty.

    Abuse and Violence: Child brides are more likely to experience domestic abuse, and violence than their peers who marry later.

    Mental Health: Violence and abuse can lead to post-traumatic stress and depression.

    Isolation and Abandonment: Child brides are often isolated from their peers and abandoned if they develop health problems like fistula.

    What can be done to prevent child marriage?

    Education

    Girls with a secondary education are up to six times less likely to marry young compared to girls with little or no education. It gives them alternative opportunities other than marriage; and increases socio-economic status and earning potential..

    We can see why so many young girls are denied education, and their very life threatened if they do try to get one.

    Shame on CII and any culture that sanctions this. Shame on these pedophiles fucking helpless children in the name of their god.

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  4. “Oppression never occurs between equals. Tyranny always arises from the belief that some people are more human than others.” ~Margaret Wheatly

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  5. Eric Alagan says:

    An excuse for withered old men to rape children – what manner of teaching is this?

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  6. shelldigger says:

    All I’ve got is…wow. Amazing how the crazy in peoples magic books is decreed acceptable, soley because the crazy is in their magic books.
    It doesn’t matter which cult, or which subset of a cult it is, they all find what it is that pleases them in their magic books, and stick by it.

    Disgusting excuses for human beings all of them.

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  7. Shortly after I posted my first comment here, I got spammed with malware. The stats showed it was from Egypt. Only a correlation — but the timing and the fact that this isn’t the first time it’s happened after making similar posts tells me that we’ve been ruffling some cock feathers?

    And for those who keep it up — beware —you are being monitored. Just saying.

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