Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Afghan Child Brides: An Understanding

It really annoys me when we see Americans blogging and vlogging about child brides in Afghanistan or anywhere else without even trying to contextualise. It gets worse when you observe some of them even using such marriages to attack Islam and insult Muslims with.

So what's the reason behind what's going on in Afghanistan? It seems the situation is similar to the one in Yemen which we discussed here. The reason being poverty!

Prepubescent sex is not allowed in Islam. To learn a bit about why prepubescent sex and abuse can take place in rural Afghanistan and rural Yemen please see this post about Yemeni child brides where an Islamophobe was wrongly blaming Islam for the problem in Yemen:

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Anonymous said...

On Sunday evening in Skäggetorp a riot broke out involving some 50 youths attacking the police with stones and fireworks.

It all began with an assault at 18 pm, when a man was ambushed by several masked attackers.

A police officer was injured when he was hit on the leg by a stone. Another police officer went to the hospital with a hand injury. Besides throwing stones and firecrackers, the “youth” built road blocks with road signs.

At midnight, the police managed to encircle about 30 youths from the mob, and got them down on the ground and then arrested them. 50 of people who attended the attack have been identified, most of whom were born in the 90s and are affiliated with gangs.

Anonymous said...

Despite working hard to counter this kind of crime, Copenhagen police failed to put a stop to street robberies in 2013.

In 2013, an innocent citizen was victim of a street robbery 1,069 times. This is a significant increase from 2011 and 2012, when respectively 656 and 921 robberies took place.

‘The typical attacker is of non-Danish origin, aged 13-18 years. The typical victims are Danish boys who are being robbed of smart phones or cash,” explains Superintendent Jan Bjørn, Head of Station City, Copenhagen Police.

Anonymous said...

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that both Israelis and Palestinians were responsible for the current crisis in peace talks, but appeared to allocate the lion’s share of the blame to Jerusalem.

At the same time, he expressed hope that the two sides would continue to negotiate, but also warned that there was a “limit” to how much effort the US government could invest in the process if the two parties weren’t serious about negotiating a pact.

“Both sides wound out in a position of unhelpful moves,” Kerry said at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, delineating what he said led to the current impasse.

“The prisoners were not released by Israel on the day they were supposed to be released and then another day passed and another day, and then 700 units were approved in Jerusalem and then poof — that was sort of the moment,” Kerry said.

The secretary of state was referring to the planned fourth release of Palestinian security prisoners, which was originally slated for March 29. Israel did not proceed with the release on time, with Jerusalem saying that it was delayed because the Palestinian Authority had demanded that Israeli Arabs be among those freed and was unwilling to commit to extend peace talks beyond their April 29 deadline.