At the Patriot Statesman, we want to report stories fairly and accurately. In the case of the reference to a recent article describing the marriage of 450 girls, under the age of 10 years old, we did not do our due diligence beforehand, and it appears that this one single event did not actually occur.
We regret this article, and have since removed our link to it.
However, this has led to further inquiry regarding the practice of child marriage, and the following articles illustrate that not only is this practice accepted in the Middle East and Africa, but is being seen increasingly in North America. It is with great regret that I share the following links with you:
Unfortunately, every day young girls are being given in marriage to men several times their age in the name of religion, especially in the Middle East and Africa. Wherever this occurs, it must be pointed out and we must denounce it.
Where is the world’s outcry to this blatant child abuse, where are the women’s rights groups decrying this, where are all the bleeding heart liberals who have done their best to destroy traditional marriage between a man and a woman, where are the leaders of the free world and the children’s rights organizations protesting this crime? As I see more and more of the “Religion of Peace” I have to ask myself is no one going to stand up for these innocent young children and tell the world that this is wrong?
It is enough to see the rights of Christians who advocate marriage between a man and a woman denounced by liberals, but I will not accept this practice of marrying young girls as something that is normal and should be condoned regardless of who it is that supports it!
We need to shine the light of truth upon this evil abuse of children, refuse to ignore it, refuse to condone it and refuse to give one red cent of our hard worked-for tax payer money to those countries and groups where this horrendous activity is practiced.
Has anyone asked the question, “What kind of man would wish to marry a girl under the age of ten years old”? Can we say “hopelessly perverted”? Now I understand better what they are looking for when they blow themselves up on their way to seeing Allah!
Regardless of the religious banner under which pedophiles reside, whether it be Islam, Christianity, or whatever religion one chooses, this behavior cannot be deemed as acceptable.
I am very concerned as I have seen behavior, in my short life time, that at one time was considered absolutely immoral now considered perfectly acceptable in many circles.. Slowly but surely, those advocates of that behavior gained sufficient influence in our society to convince many that their behavior was not only not immoral, but that anyone who believed that it was so was wrong. We do not wish to see child marriage considered normal under any circumstance, and every group that accepts this practice needs to be shunned and made to understand that it will not be accepted anywhere it is found!
If you agree with me, please share this on Facebook, email lists and everywhere you may be able to influence and inform others of this evil practice.
Please help us bear the light of truth upon those circumstances where the innocent are being exploited and abused, whenever this behavior may be found.
What do you think?