Twelve-Year-Old “Child-Bride” in Yemen Dies in Labor

150px-muslim_woman_in_yemenFawziya Abdullah Youssef, 12, is the latest victim of the tradition of child-bride under Sharia law in some Muslim countries. She died after three-days of labor trying to give birth to a child that was the result of her marriage to a 24-year-old man in Yemen. She was eleven at the time. The baby also reportedly died.

We have been following these child-bride cases, here and here.

In most nations, this would be treated as a simple and straightforward case of child rape. However, in Yemen, over a quarter of the country’s females marry before age 15.

While the Parliament passed a law to raise the age of such brides to 17, it was sent back to committee after religious lawmakers declared it “unIslamic.”

Complicating the issue for some is the fact that Mohammad himself married 6-year-old Aisha, a union that was consummated when she was 9.

For the full story, click here and here.

7 thoughts on “Twelve-Year-Old “Child-Bride” in Yemen Dies in Labor

  1. per Aimee Louise Sword, why would they tell the boy it was his mother?

    And why would she do that? It is like she wanted to mess him up, if I cant have him no one else will either. What a twisted individual.

  2. And yet we support and ally ourselves with these countries. Doesn’t this violate the most fundemental of our American Values?
    Where are we as a Nation when it comes to protecting the rights children of the world? Does it have to make good business sense to before we can consider the morality of who we deal with?

  3. “While the Parliament passed a law to raise the age of such brides to 17, it was sent back to committee after religious lawmakers declared it “unIslamic.””

    Then I submit that the Islamic religious lawmakers are “uncivilized” at a minimum and “inhuman” at worst.

    12

    She should have been playing dodge ball or catching butterflies, you barbarians.

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