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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

10-year old Saudi girls over the hill

From the MEMRI Blog:
A Saudi sheikh has performed a wedding ceremony between a 10-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man.

The girl's father said that he married off his daughter because he feared that she would remain a spinster.

The original story says that the girl's mother, presumably to entice her into the marriage, told her that her groom will buy her anything she wants from the grocery store.