GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another traditional marriage....

The Father arranges the marriage and the mother wants a divorce....what's an 8-year-old to do???
A Saudi court will next month hear a plea for divorce from an eight-year-old girl married off by her father to a man in his fifties, the Arabic-language daily Al-Watan reported.

It said the girl’s mother had filed the divorce case with the court at Unayzah 220 kilometres (135 miles) north of Riyadh, and cited lawyer Abdullah Jtili as saying the father had arranged the marriage without telling the girl.

"She doesn’t know yet that she has been married," added Jtili of the girl who is about to begin her fourth year at primary school.

3 Comments:

Blogger Skinny Dipper said...

There's a nice 16 year old Chinese gymnast for the fifty year old perv. He can pretend that she's 14.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not a western tradition, but if you are inditing all traditions why don't we start with the western traditions of habeus corpus, free speech, seperation of church & state and the right to own property.......our traditions are what make western society great, sure we have to evolve and grow but without our traditions to steady us we would capsize with change.. get off this tradition=bad kick already..some traditions from some societies are actually not that bad & that includes Canada's traditions.

1:15 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

I am huge supporter of many of the west's traditions...as I make clear in this blog. However, the key point I am trying to make is that some traditions (like anti-semitism) should be jettisoned, and some should be kept. It's not all or nothing - some of the traditions of marriage - like property, religion, class, race, etc. have been jettisoned. It's not longer mandatory in the west for a dowry; different races can now marry, etc.

fred

6:19 PM  

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