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Egyptian girls prostituted by Gulf Arabs

Too young to wed: child ‘brides’ in Egypt rented for summer

Friday, 16 August 2013



In many societies, marriage is a celebrated institution and a promise of life-long fidelity between two adults; in some areas of the world, such as Egypt, the reality is very different for some individuals.

In el-Hawamdia, an agricultural town 20 kilometers south of Cairo, Egyptian fixers arrange marriages between girls as young as 11 and much older Gulf men, reported the Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS) recently.

The United Nations estimates that child sex tourism affects approximately two million children globally per year.

Every year 14 million girls around the world become child brides, that’s 38,000 new brides every day, according to the Washington Post in a recent article on the realities of being a child bride.

Egypt’s sex tourism industry is ongoing despite a 2008 law banning child marriages.

Also Islam’s ban on pre-marital sex is being undermined by the phenomenon of quick marriages, sometimes lasting only one day.

The sham nuptials last as little as a few hours or as much as a couple of years, with the deals hatched by a myriad of “marriage brokers.” Many brokers also offer a second service of delivery,” with village girls as young as 11 brought by the brokers to the Arab tourists’ hotel or rented flat for selection, reported the IPS.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the sex trade has grown since Egypt’s 2011 revolution as a result of worsening economic conditions, encouraging families to send their young daughters out for marriage, and an ineffectual police force.

How much?

A one-day “mut’a “or “pleasure” marriage can be arranged for as little as 800 Egyptian pounds ($115), the money is split between the broker and the girl’s parents, reported the IPS. With a summer-long “misyar” or “visitor,” marriage runs from 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,800) to 70,000 Egyptian pounds ($10,000), stated the report. 

The legalities


For the duration of the marriage the temporary contract offers a way to circumvent Islamic restrictions on pre-marital sex, allowing the “husband” and “wife” to stay in hotel rooms. This would otherwise be prohibited as un-married couples are not allowed to share hotel rooms in Egypt.

The legally non-binding contract terminates when the man returns to his home country.

Reactions and reality


Azza el-Ashmawy, director of the Child Anti-Trafficking Unit at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, describes the sham marriages as prostitution.

“It’s a form of child prostitution in the guise of marriage,” he said in an interview with IPS. “The man pays a sum of money and will stay with the girl for a few days or the summer, or will take her back to his country for domestic work or prostitution.”

The statistics are horrifying with el-AShmawy highlighting that some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18 years old. That’s 60 old men whose hands they have gone through as minors.

Meanwhile, UNICEF calls child marriage “the most prevalent form of sexual abuse and exploitation of girls.”

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/08/16/Too-you...


Comments:

The Gulf Arabs are the worst of the Arabs, these jahils are worst of the Ummah as well. Their leaders topple pro-islamic leaders like Morsi, support Israeli war crimes in Palestine among other atrocities while their society supports domestic slave labor, and on top of that these jahils go to other places like Egypt or refugee camps of Syria and Iraq to take advantage of these innocent and disadvantaged daughters of the Ummah, be it via sham muta marriages or just out right kidnapping and rape.

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