In a truly sickening development, a man has been granted permission to marry his 15-year-old Syrian girlfriend in Germany. The man, who has fathered a child with the girl (who is still in school herself), has become the latest case in the emerging child bride scandal.
In Islamic culture, it can be common for grown men to marry young girls. Some say that the Prophet Muhammad himself married a nine year old.
Matthias Ditges, a spokesman for the Dusseldorf Youth Office, said: “As in all cases with a minor spouse, we have also examined this link in depth, and we have come to the conclusion that the marriage was voluntarily and out of love.”
Full article: Germany Grants ‘Child Bride’ Marriage (Westmonster)