A local jirga in Shamali area of Battagram [Afghanistan] has decided to marry off an eight-year-old girl to a 26-year-old man to settle a dispute between two families.
Local sources said that the jirga was held last week to settle a dispute, which was result of the second marriage of the father of the minor girl. They said that father of the minor girl eloped with a married woman few years ago.
The custom of handing over women to rival party for settling a dispute is called vani in the area. The practice is still common in remote parts of upper Hazara.
Read the rest: Forced Child Marriage: 8-Year-Old Girl Married to Settle Dispute.
This is typical behavior in the ignorant tribal honor/shame culture of Afghanistan. This is the same culture that spawned Islam and sharia law. And since the doctrine and laws can not be changed or modernized, this primitive behavior will always belong to the ummah, the believers in Islam, no matter what country they colonize, whether it’s Afghanistan or America. Don’t think that just because Islam has come to the West, that it will modernize and will accept our culture and laws. Islam is a theocracy whose ideology and politics trump ours, for it is from Allah and is divine and ours is from filthy kafirs.