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الموضوع: Marrying rapists and Child marriage in USA

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    افتراضي Marrying rapists and Child marriage in USA

    When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her.

    “It was forced on me,” she recalls. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and church officials decided the simplest way to avoid a messy criminal case was to organize a wedding.

    “My mom asked me if I wanted to get married, and I said, ‘I don’t know, what is marriage, how do I act like a wife?’” Johnson remembers today, many years later. “She said, ‘Well, I guess you’re just going to get married.’”

    So she was. A government clerk in Tampa, Fla., refused to marry an 11-year-old, even though this was legal in the state, so the wedding party went to nearby Pinellas County, where the clerk issued a marriage license. The license (which I’ve examined) lists her birth date, so officials were aware of her age.

    Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school. Today she is campaigning for a state law to curb underage marriages, part of a nationwide movement to end child marriage in America. Meanwhile, children 16 and under are still being married in Florida at a rate of one every few days.

    You’re thinking: “Child marriage? That’s what happens in Bangladesh or Tanzania, not America!”

    In fact, more than 167,000 young people age 17 and under married in 38 states between 2000 and 2010, according to a search of available marriage license data by a group called Unchained at Last, which aims to ban child marriage. The search turned up cases of 12-year-old girls married in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while other states simply had categories of “14 and younger.”


    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/2...in-the-us.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6921246.html
    https://discover-the-truth.com/2017/...-america-2017/
    اللهم ارفع علم الجهاد، واقمع أهل الشرك والزيغ والشر والفساد والعناد و الإلحاد؛ وانشر رحمتك على العباد.
    قال سيدُنا علي (رضي الله عنه): الناسُ ثلاثة عالمٌ رباني ومتعلمٌ على سبيل نجاة وهمجٌ رَعاعٌ اتباعُ كُلِ ناعقٍ يميلون مع كُل ريح.

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    تاريخ التسجيل
    Jun 2013
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    في حضن الإسلام
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    The search turned up cases of 12-year-old girls married in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while other states simply had categories of “14 and younger.”
    Many of us have heard the anecdotal evidence and may even know someone—a neighbour, a niece, a daughter: girls with breast buds and pubic hair at age 6 or 7 and first menstruation for 8-year-olds becoming the norm, not the exception.



    http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39365

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