That’s what happens to females reduced by an idieology (Islam) to that of chattel.
Once again, yes, child sex/pedophilia is not an exclusive Muslim/Islamic phenomenon, but it is an Islamic protected phenomenon while in the West, it’s a gross criminal offense. Therein lies the difference.
An Egyptian woman peers from behind a curtain in Cairo. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
When young girls are sold into marriage, as 38,000 are every day, they can expect a life with no education and few opportunities, little public autonomy outside of their adult husband’s control and an increased risk of death from pregnancy or childbirth, which are the number one killer of girls age 15 to 18 in the developing world. One in seven girls born in the developing world is married by age 15, usually sold by her family.
But some girls who grow up in Egypt’s poor rural communities face an even scarier sort of child marriage: the temporary kind. Sex tourism to Egypt tends to spike in the summer, when wealthy men from Gulf countries flood into Egypt and thousands of underage girls are sold by their parents into temporary “marriages,” according to a story by Inter Press Service.