Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Chid Bride

Over at Dhimmi Watch is the story of Eleven-year old Gulsoma.

"When I was three years old my father died, and after a year my mother married again, but her second husband didn't want me," says Gulsoma. "So my mother gave me away in a promise of marriage to our neighbor's oldest son, who was thirty."

"They had a ceremony in which I was placed on a horse [which is traditional in Afghanistan] and given to the man."

At the age of five, she was forced to take care of not only her "husband" but also his parents and all 12 of their other children as well.

The photo essay at
(from which the above pic is taken) shows the handiwork of her In-laws.


Blogger American Crusader said...

That is not an easy story to read. It's unimaginable the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father-in-law and the rest of the family. Thank God at least one brother showed her some kindness or she would have known none.

March 21, 2006  
Blogger LomaAlta said...

Just to make sure I understand, are non-Muslims the heathen and infidels?

March 21, 2006  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

This story ripped my heart out..I couldnt even post bout it Kev..good work.

March 21, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Speechless. There are no words to express how horrible this is.

March 21, 2006  

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