Last week in the Cafferty File we told you about a new Afghan law that legalizes rape. This week’s outrage story comes courtesy of another one of our allies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia — where a judge has refused for a second time to annul a marriage between an eight-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man.
The same judge rejected a petition back in December from the girl’s mother, who was trying to get a divorce for her daughter. A relative of the girl tells CNN that the Saudi judge says he’s sticking by his earlier verdict, and that the girl can petition the court for a divorce once she reaches puberty.
The mother’s lawyer says that it was the eight-year-old girl’s father who arranged the marriage in order to settle his debts with the man. The judge required the girl’s husband to sign a pledge that he wouldn’t have sex with her until she reaches puberty. Right.
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Think about this every time you fill up your gas tank. This is the government you are supporting.
And to think these are our "friends." WE are pretty pathetic.
wow the middle east is still in the middle ages
That is absurd...& very very disgusting, disgraceful. I am out of words....am i shock? NO, but a judge with better understand, you'd think he would annul the marriage...
I feel really really sorry for the girl. WOw...Sadi Arabia is the most corrupt when it comes to rules and regulations....