A video recently uploaded to the internet showed a cruel Muslim father being arrested in Afghanistan after he illegally sold his 6-year-old daughter, Gharibgol, to a 55-year-old imam who desired to make her his wife.
For what, though, would a father do such a despicable thing? According to France 24, he sold his daughter to the imam, Seyed Abdolkarim, for a goat and two months’ worth of food. Apparently, that was all Gharibgol was worth to him.
Thankfully, after one of the imam’s relatives observed him undressing the child, he reported him to the authorities. Both the imam and the father were subsequently arrested, and Gharibgol was transported to live with her mother in a safe house elsewhere.
Watch the video below to see a couple of enraged locals slap the father around a bit before he is dragged away by the authorities:
Sadly, the story does not necessarily have a happy ending. The problem is that imams such as Seyed Abdolkarim command a great deal of undeserved respect. Moreover, his marriage to Gharibgol was made on a religious, not a legal, basis.
This means that Afghan judges lack the power to divorce Abdolkarim from Gharibgol, even though it is illegal under Afghan law to marry a girl under the age of 16.
It therefore rests on the girl’s mother to find an imam willing to divorce them, and this is not an easy task to accomplish in Afghanistan, where divorce is exceptionally taboo.
Unbelievable, right? Welcome one, welcome all, to Afghanistan, a nation governed by Shariah — a backwards, anti-women, anti-gay and anti-righteous system of law where, apparently, a grown man can get away with marrying a little girl, but finding someone to divorce them is near impossible.
If anyone ever tries to claim that all cultures are equal, just remind them of this story. Sorry, but any culture that allows this to happen is inferior to Western culture, period.
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