Underage-Marriage

Type: Article

Is there a connection between CSE and Sharia Law?

 

Type: News

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
18/04/2017
Summary: 
  • A Melbourne man has pleaded guilty to marrying 14-year-old girl in September
  • Mohammad Shakir, 34, was initially charged with having sex with the child
  • But on Tuesday, the charge was withdrawn by at Melbourne Magistrates' Court
  • Instead, Shakir was charged with marrying a person not of marriageable age 
  • The ceremony was conducted at Noble Park by former imam Ibrahim Omerdi
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Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
05/04/2017
Summary: 

Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday plans to agree a ban on child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18. The new law, set to receive parliamentary approval by July, is seen as a protective move especially for girls by annulling foreign marriages involving minors.

Country: 
Bangladesh
News Date: 
08/03/2017
Summary: 

Campaigners say loophole introduced by new bill could see victims forced to marry rapists  Bangladesh has been accused of taking a “devastating step backwards” in the fight against child marriage by introducing a legal loophole that sets no age limit for wedlock. The Child Marriage Restraint Bill keeps the legal age of marriage as 18 for women and 21 for men but introduces exceptions in “special cases” or for in the “best interests” of the adolescent.

 

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
04/04/2017
Summary: 

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Another tradition has Aisha herself recount the scene:

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
14/01/2017
Summary: 

AS much as it may discomfort the multi-culti crowd, Australia must realise that there are some appalling aspects of ­Islamic culture that can never be embraced here. In the 2015-16 financial year alone, the Australian Federal Police investigated 69 ­incidents of forced marriage, more than double that investigated the previous year.

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
13/01/2017
Summary: 
  • Melbourne Muslim cleric charged over the forced marriage of a child 
  • Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 61, was charged along with a 34-year-old man 
  • The alleged forced marriage occurred at Noble Park on September 29 last year
  • Omerdic appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday morning
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Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
07/10/2016
Summary: 

Bandar Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, who led a Saudi delegation to the committee's review, told the body that "Islamic sharia (law) was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child", according to a U.N. summary of the review last month. But the kingdom had the "political will" to "promote all human rights and particularly the rights of children", he said.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
02/11/2016
Summary: 

The country’s Ministry of Justice is attempting to eradicate marriages involving minors with legal adjustments. A group are now proposing new legislation, including the fining of imams responsible for marrying minors up to £900. ”A child marriage steals the future of the girl." The debate has been prioritised due to the impact of the migrant crisis. With many migrants arriving from area where child marriage is common, the number of underage unions has bloomed in recent months. In July this year, the country’s foreign register included 1,475 married young people.

Country: 
Canada
News Date: 
04/11/2016
Summary: 

The Toronto Police Union has expressed concerns over a presentation given by a Muslim police chaplain who claims that women “sin” if they do not consent to sex with their husbands.

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
29/09/2016
Summary: 

Child brides as young as 14 are being reunited with their older, migrant husbands in Denmark after authorities decided that upholding Danish law breached their “human rights”.

The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 in the Nordic nation, yet the exemptions are being made for migrants because separating the couples is said to violate the right to family life guaranteed in the European convention on human rights

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
14/08/2016
Country: 
Switzerland
News Date: 
09/08/2016
Country: 
Trinidad and Tobago
News Date: 
22/07/2016
Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
11/06/2016
Summary: 

A regional German court has recognised as valid the marriage of a 14-year-old Syrian girl to her 20-year-old cousin, despite the legal age for marriage in Germany being 16. The case represents a landmark ruling, with the Federal Court set to adjudicate on the implications for the country as a whole.

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

"Forced marriage is probably the last form of slavery in the UK." — Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Northwest England.

Summary: 
  • The true number of child marriages in Germany is believed to be much higher than the official statistics suggest because many are being concealed.
  • In May, an appeals court in Bamberg recognized the marriage of a 15-year-old Syrian girl to her 21-year-old cousin. The ruling effectively legalized Sharia child marriages in Germany.
  • "Religious or cultural justifications obscure the simple fact that older, perverse men are abusing young girls." — Rainer Wendt, head of the German police union.
  • "This is not a question of tolerance and openness, but a question of the protection of children and minors. We therefore need a clear rule: Assessing the marriageable age of a person ... will in the future always be determined by German law." — Bavarian Justice Minister Winfried Bausback.
Summary: 
  • The journalist who reported the rape for the newspaper Birgun, said that that he and the newspaper received countless death threats on social media for reporting the case.
  • Turkey's constitutional court in July annulled a criminal code provision punishing all sexual acts involving children under the age of 15 as "sexual abuse", giving a six-month period for parliament to draw up a new law.
  • The facts on the ground indicate that the sexual abuse of children in Turkey is extremely widespread and the Turkish state authorities are not acting responsibly.
  • When Syrian babies and other children, as well as women, are being raped and treated horribly in Turkey, and their abusers go free; when journalists covering these abuses are threatened; when publication bans are imposed on the crimes committed against Syrians, and when criminals are given "good conduct abatement" by courts, Turkey seems to be one of the last countries on earth to have the moral right to demand visa-free travel in Europe or anywhere else.
Summary: 

DAVENPORT — A former Muslim turned Christian told attendees at a church gathering that the Quran is "watered down" when studied in the English language versus Arabic. The Rev. Mujahid el Masih was a guest speaker for a seminar called "Learn more about Islam" on Thursday night at the Northside Baptist Church, 4601 N. Division St. Born in Pakistan, Rev. Masih said he studied Islam and the Koran. During his time there, he also founded 300 churches.

Type: Video

Summary: 

Shows the opposition there to laws banning underage marriage.

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