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Old 12-30-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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12-y-old girl victim of violence by husband - YouTube

A poster forgot to add commentary when he/she posted this video. Another poster decided to report it, citing "forum rules against posting without supporting thoughts", so I'm going to repost it here and offer supporting thoughts.

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This is awful. Such a barbaric and cruel culture.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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And yet.........as a muticultural society, who are we to say that another culture's values are wrong?

Who the hell do we think we are??
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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My heart and prayers go out to this little girl and all others like her.

This has nothing to do with culture...this is just plain d_mn wrong! This is a CHILD not a full grown WOMAN! Neither her mind or body are mature enough for marriage.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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Its very sad, and the leaders of the free world are silent regarding this and the abuses of women and children in Afganistan. Of course there is talk about reducing troops and ending Nato military mission there but it seems human rights is an forgotten topic for them.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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sad and awful but exactly the same kind of thing goes on under the Wahhabi ultra-conservative government of Saudi Arabia. and the US considers them to be one of our best allies!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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We in Canada had this mantra regarding our involvement in Afghanistan..."democracy - so a little girl can go to school" - Yet! OUR military was told to turn a blind eye to the sodomizing of young boys...such hypocirites...us and them.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Over There
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Not much different then this.

Thousands in Israel rally against Jewish extremists - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

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Thousands of Israelis rallied Tuesday night in Beit Shemesh against an ultra-Orthodox group whose harassment was brought to light by a shy eight-year-old schoolgirl who found herself on the front line of Israel's latest religious war.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:03 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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This is barbaric in actions, don't care what culture it is from. There is something you see call right and wrong. These actions are so very wrong.

These people will never change their evil ways, foolish of us to even suggest that they may. I have known middle eastern women, who are so very nice, but timid and shy. Don't want to get in what they will tell you, that is acceptable in that cruel Country. Men treat the women, or let me rephrase, they don't treat the women at all, they belittle them, and act is if they have no say. Once out here in this Country, they will talk and tell you but it is not easy.

The women in these Countries, do not have a easy life at all. And at 12 what the hell are these guys thinking. Ok come on now, but a 12 yr old girl, is that sex, love or rape.
I feel terrible for this young girl, because a young girl she is. And the many more where she came from.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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The women in these Countries, do not have a easy life at all. And at 12 what the hell are these guys thinking. Ok come on now, but a 12 yr old girl, is that sex, love or rape.
I feel terrible for this young girl, because a young girl she is. And the many more where she came from.
12 was the minimum marriage age in many U.S. states just a few generations ago.

The problem here is not about age, but about cultural acceptance of cruelty and brutality.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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one of many examples of this sort of thing in that awful place

horrible
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