Child marriage is a problem within Islam. Islamic culture in different countries accept this tradition. Once the Muslims migrate, child marriage is kept secret. The undercover video below shows how they performed a quick exchange of a necklace for a daughter…Pretty sickening but it’s happening way too often all around the world.
A shocking video shows the moment a 14-year-old girl is allegedly forced to marry a man 20 years older than her at the back of a Melbourne mosque.
The video seized by police from the alleged groom’s phone shows the traditional Islamic ceremony by a prominent Muslim marriage cleric last year. Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 62, has faced court accused of forcing a minor to enter marriage.
In video shown in court shows a timid teenage girl sitting quietly as her groom-to-be signs papers presented by the Imam.
The underage girl’s mother watches on, after the groom allegedly paid to marry her daughter with a $1,480 gold necklace.The Imam asks the child bride if she takes the man – who she reportedly met only a few days prior – ‘to live together and live according to Islam.’
She answers ‘yes’ and is told by the Imam that as a wife, she now has a duty to ‘obey’ her husband.
Sydney child brides forced into marriage. Video shows how widespread the exploitation is. Why are the authorities ignoring the problem? pic.twitter.com/h3Gc534PUP
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) May 22, 2017
Family and Communities Services received 60 reports of illegal ceremonies involving 57 children between 30 December 2014 and January 31 2017, 7 News reported.
A total of 23 children wed in illegal ceremonies were under the age of 16, including four under the age of ten.
‘It is deeply disturbing to think little girls pre-puberty are being considered for marriage and for people to be organizing that marriage,’ FACS Minister Pru Goward told the network.