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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

(CNN) -- A 70-year-old man in Saudi Arabia is disputing claims his new bride is 15 years old, and says her family has ripped him off for the large dowry he paid for the union.
Human rights workers say the bride is a teenager and are outraged about the situation.
CNN interviewed the man Tuesday, who said he paid a dowry to the girl's parents for the equivalent of $20,000. The marriage came to light when the man complained to a local official after his new wife left him, saying the girl's family had taken her back and he'd been ripped off. He also claimed that he thought she was 25 years old.
He refused to provide his name to CNN.


http://www.cnn.com/2...iage/index.html
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Man, I hope Hugh Hefner remains ignorant of this or he will be moving to the Middle East .. -_-
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

lol @ confusing a 15yr old for 25.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

Man, I hope Hugh Hefner remains ignorant of this or he will be moving to the Middle East .. -_-


Last I checked Hefner was marrying a 26 year old. That's an adult, in case you're confused.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Ha, was just going to say "Hef has a brother?".

Marrying her? He should be yelling out the window at her to "turn down that damn music".
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Bill Wyman's gettin married again?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Last I checked Hefner was marrying a 26 year old. That's an adult, in case you're confused.


Sure .. that's what she tells everyone .. :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Apparently there is no minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia for women although a change is being considered.


The Justice Ministry will soon make an announcement to establish the age of consent for Saudi women to marry, local daily Al-Madinah reported yesterday quoting an official source at the ministry.


Director of the Department of Marriage at the ministry Muhammad Al-Babtain said a decision on the issue would soon be announced following the agreement of departments in the ministry involved on deciding on an age of consent.


"The project was discussed by a number of government departments concerned. The ministry deemed it appropriate to decide a certain age for the marriage of the underage girls taking into account its social and psychological aspects," he said.


Al-Babtain declined to reveal the age of consent for marriage, but said the issue was still being discussed.


He said fixing an age for the marriage of young girls is commensurate with Shariah rules and the culture of the society. "Underage marriages are permissible under Islamic law," he explained.


Al-Babtain pointed out the ministry had prepared a Shariah-based study that confirmed that marrying young girls was not against Shariah rules.


He refuted allegations, however, that the ministry had abstained from fixing a definite age for the marriage of young girls and said the ministry had maintained a solid stand on the issue and would support any move aimed at organizing such marriages to ensure the safety and security of young girls.


Al-Babtain made it clear that it was not only the ministry which would take a decision on the issues but the matter was of concern to many other government departments.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Yeah... I'm SURE that's going to last...
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

20k is all it takes?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Hugh Hefner still breaks the record - the age difference between him and his wife is 60 years. The difference for this guy is only a mere 55 years.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

And homosexuality is punishable by death. Good old Islamic moral superiority there.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Good 'ole Saudi...
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

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lol @ confusing a 15yr old for 25.


I can see how he got confused...
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

What 15 yr old looks 25? That's some serious jailbait.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

What 15 yr old looks 25? That's some serious jailbait.

He meant she looked 5.. was a typo, she was way too old.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Good thing it didn't last. What the hell would you get them for Christmas?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I can see how he got confused...
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Dibs on the one in the middle.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

20k is all it takes?


I'd marry a 70 year old man for 20K.

Chances are he's dead within 10 years anyways. And I'm $20,000 richer. :)

Course with my luck, the old fart lives to be 110. :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I'd marry a 70 year old man for 20K.

Chances are he's dead within 10 years anyways. And I'm $20,000 richer. :)

Course with my luck, the old fart lives to be 110. :rolleyes:


You know you could make that in a year working minimum wage full time, right? :lol:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Dibs on the one in the middle.


she got nice hands
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

disgusting

hey hey hey...he thought she was 25
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Saudi teen, 70 year-old man divorce


(CNN) -- A divorce has been granted in the case of a Saudi teenager who was wed to a 70-year-old man, Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission told CNN on Wednesday.

The man was the focus of outrage this week when he said his bride's family fooled him into paying a $20,000 dowry but then took their daughter back. The commission said the two fought and she ran away, back to her family.

In Saudi Arabia, no law stipulates a minimum age for marriage. There's been a push for that in recent years, but extremely conservative religious scholars have pushed back.

The man told CNN that he is 70, but the commission said they believe he is 86. The man also told CNN that he thought his bride to be was 25.

After learning of the marriage, the commission sent an investigator to the girl's home in Al-Hurath village in Jizan province, in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen.

Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, who runs the commission's branch that covers that area, told CNN that the group sent an investigator to a courthouse where the man had complained to a local official.

The commission then reached out to the girl's family, offering legal help, Al-Yami said.

On Wednesday, Dr. Bandar Alaiban, the commission's president, said a meeting had taken place with the parents, man and the girl.
"A divorce has taken place," Alaiban told CNN, "and the dispute has now been resolved amicably."
The marriage angered human rights groups and activists.

Dr. Suhaila Zein al-Abedin of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights -- also a government-backed group -- voiced concern not only about the age difference, but the circumstances of the marriage.

"When you consider the very large difference in age, it looks more like this was not a marriage, but like the girl was sold," al-Abedin said. "The girl's parents need to be held responsible for this."

Prominent Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy tweeted, "It's only when there's enough public outrage that we can fight #childmarriage. We are not angry enough to help that 15 y/o & others like her."
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

she got nice hands


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

The withered hand that robs the cradle
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