I don’t know about you, but I am getting sick of all these stories about Muslim men raping and marrying young children. They are trained from an early age to be nothing more than housekeepers and sex slaves.
A proposed law in Iraq does away with a minimum age a girl has to be to get married. But you cannot divorce a wife under the age of 8 years and 8 months. The law, which is being rammed through the Iraqi legislature, has already been approved by the Cabinet. Other provisions of the bill includes a section which says that women must submit to sex anytime the husband wants it, forbids her from leaving the house without her husband’s permission, and limits her ability to get custody in case of divorce.The new law also states that only the father can give his permission for his daughter to marry.
The law, which many call a violation of human and women’s rights, are a Shiite tradition, handed down from Jaafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shiite imam. Under Saddam Hussein, the minority Sunni sect controlled the government and the Shiites were repressed. Now that they are in charge, they are looking to dictate to the Sunnis and the Kurds.