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Sharia law is different from ours, part MCXVI

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Colonel Angus, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Colonel Angus

    Colonel Angus Member

    Saudi judge refuses to annul marriage of girl, 8

    (CNN) -- A Saudi judge recently refused to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man -- a union apparently arranged by the girl's father to settle his debts -- a lawyer in the case told CNN.

    On Saturday, the judge, Sheikh Habib Abdallah al-Habib, dismissed a petition brought by the girl's mother because she "is not the legal guardian of the girl," the woman's lawyer Abdullah al-Jutaili said.

    "Therefore, she cannot represent her daughter in these proceedings," al-Jutaili said.

  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Yeah, they're a classy bunch of coconuts, over there.
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