Mohamed, the revered founder and leader of the desert cult wouldn’t have had a problem with the 8 yr. old being married off, in fact, he’d only wait one year before raping her on the supposed ”wedding night”.
NOTE: the cousin was obviously older, no mention of his being under age at all.
Armed police swoop on Yemeni wedding after father tries to marry his eight-year-old daughter to his nephew
- Man arrested after trying to marry his daughter, eight, to his nephew
- Police interfered after relatives tipped off local activists about wedding
- He was released after six days after promise he’d wait until she’s older
By SARA MALM
PUBLISHED: 15:50 GMT, 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 15:50 GMT, 30 January 2014
Armed police swooped in on a wedding in Yemen after it emerged the happy couple was an eight-year-old girl and her own cousin.
The drama took place in the northern province of Ibb after an uncle of child bride Ifthikar contacted local activists who called authorities.
Police arrested the father of the eight-year-old, but released him after six days in jail when he promised to wait until she is of legal age.
Just in time: A Yemeni police officer escorts the eight-year-old from the wedding as she holds on to the uncle who helped stop the wedding
Yemeni human rights activists called police after Ifthikar’s uncle contacted a journalist at the local newspaper which reported of the wedding between the eight-year-old and her relative.
Police arrived just in time to stop the wedding, and found Ifthikar and her mother locked in a nearby house as the father had fled the scene.
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