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September 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

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Will New ‘Democratic’ Egyptian Constitution Allow 9-Year-Old Girls to Marry?

Egyptian Cleric Yassir Barhami Says 9 Year Old Girls Can Marry | Constitution

Egypt's Yassir Barhami says 9-year-old girls should be permitted to marry. (Photo via BikyaMasr)

An ultraconservative Egyptian cleric– who is part of the committee drafting Egypt’s new constitution– is suggesting the country drastically lower the age limit at which girls can marry, Egyptian media is reporting.

According to BikyaMasr, cleric Yassir Barhami cited the Koran in stating that once a girl begins menstruating, usually around 14-years-old, she should begin having children.

Therefore, he reportedly explained, “it is permissible for the girl at the age of 9 or 10 to marry.”

United Press international adds:

Barhami is a Salafist, a member of the ultra-conservative wing of Islam.

[...]

Manal al-Taibi, who resigned from the constituent assembly to protest calls for a lower marriage age, said Barhami and his allies want to legalize child rape. [Emphasis added]

It should be noted that Barhami‘s position doesn’t seem to be popular within the assembly, but as moderates resign or are pressured to leave, there are fewer voices to balance the fanatical Salafists.

Reuters related Thursday:

A group of high profile liberal and leftwing politicians in Egypt has said it will quit the assembly charged with drafting the country’s new constitution within a week unless its concerns over Islamist-influenced content in the document are addressed.

The constitution – which is being drawn up by a 100-member assembly – is meant to be the centerpiece of a new democratic Egypt after veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year and its successful drafting is being seen as a litmus test for its new Islamist rulers including President Mohamed Mursi. [Emphasis added]

Ahmed al-Boraie, a former labor minister, summarized his complaints, commenting: “This is a constitution that brings Egypt backwards not forward.”

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  • gsprofval
    September 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    YIKES!!! That would be terrible for little girls who have no idea what sex even is let alone possibly having a child at age 9. Hope it doesn't go through.

  • Ednarooni160
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM


    Quoting gsprofval:

    YIKES!!! That would be terrible for little girls who have no idea what sex even is let alone possibly having a child at age 9. Hope it doesn't go through.

    Strange isn't it how  some are against Christianity but they seem to be okay with Sharia and this mentality..

  • LucyMom08
    September 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM
    Like the article said, that's what happens when the moderates are forced out and the fanatical extremists take over...so sad...
  • _Kissy_
    by _Kissy_
    September 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    Give it time, it'll be like that here, 9 yrs old brides with babies and 10 yr boys in sweat shops.

    Its coming.


    Quoting LucyMom08:

    Like the article said, that's what happens when the moderates are forced out and the fanatical extremists take over...so sad...
  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    September 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    And that is what many of us predicted when the "Arab Spring" began.

    Quoting LucyMom08:

    Like the article said, that's what happens when the moderates are forced out and the fanatical extremists take over...so sad...
  • gsprofval
    September 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM


    Quoting Ednarooni160:

     

    Quoting gsprofval:

    YIKES!!! That would be terrible for little girls who have no idea what sex even is let alone possibly having a child at age 9. Hope it doesn't go through.

    Strange isn't it how  some are against Christianity but they seem to be okay with Sharia and this mentality..

    Yes, it is strange. The morons on the left think their o-so-worshipped one will take care of them.  Little do they know how close the U.S. is to sharia law with obeyme in charge.

  • PortiaRose
    September 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    Hahahahahahaahahahahahaha! I pictured some 10 year old in a tie, and a 9 yr old burping a baby and them arguing about money.

    Quoting _Kissy_:

    Give it time, it'll be like that here, 9 yrs old brides with babies and 10 yr boys in sweat shops.



    Its coming.




    Quoting LucyMom08:

    Like the article said, that's what happens when the moderates are forced out and the fanatical extremists take over...so sad...
  • ambertreas76
    September 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    The US is already implementing sharia law in Obamacare. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT!
  • _Kissy_
    by _Kissy_
    September 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    Source?

    Quoting ambertreas76:

    The US is already implementing sharia law in Obamacare. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT!
  • _Kissy_
    by _Kissy_
    September 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM
    Got to start them early or else they wont turn into angry Republican voters

    Quoting PortiaRose:

    Hahahahahahaahahahahahaha! I pictured some 10 year old in a tie, and a 9 yr old burping a baby and them arguing about money.



    Quoting _Kissy_:

    Give it time, it'll be like that here, 9 yrs old brides with babies and 10 yr boys in sweat shops.





    Its coming.






    Quoting LucyMom08:

    Like the article said, that's what happens when the moderates are forced out and the fanatical extremists take over...so sad...

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