CNN's latest on infant wives. Note the salient points of this video:
- Both the 8-year-old and her mother are against this marriage.
- The marriage was a deal to settle the father's debt.
- The Muslim judge rules in favor of the 47 year old husband.
- The Saudi representative says: "We cannot say the judge is wrong".
A young girl's innocence and hope is one of the most beautiful treasures of this world. It breaks my heart that this girl's innocence and hope has been ripped away from her. Her life will be lived with a man she did not want. It sickens me that her pleas, as well as the pleas of millions of other girls, will go unheard:
"I am a child, not a woman. Please protect my childhood by law."
...all because of one man 1400 years ago.