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Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:18 pm

(CNN) -- A 70-year-old man has married a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, human rights workers said Tuesday.

CNN interviewed the man, who said the girl's parents sold her to him for the equivalent of $20,000. The marriage came to light when the man complained to a local official, saying the girl's family had taken her back and he'd been ripped off. He refused to provide his name to CNN.

His account is countered by human rights workers looking into the case. They believe there was a fight between the teen and the man, and she ran back to her family.

Her father is believed to be Yemeni, her mother Saudi.

She is from Al-Hurath village in Jizan province, in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. That's according to Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, the head of the Asir branch of the Human Rights Commission, a Saudi government supported organization.

The commission sent an investigator to the courthouse in Al-Hurath, Al-Yami said. The organization is planning to offer the girl as much help as she's able to receive, particularly legal help in case the courts require her to formally dispute the marriage.

Some groups, such as the HRC, advocate for setting a minimum age for marriage, though they've not said what age. The group proposes that anyone younger than 18 who wants to get married should get a court's consent.

Extremely conservative religious scholars have opposed a law that would govern the age to marry.

Messages on social media reflect frustration with the opposition.

Prominent Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy tweeted, "It's only when there's enough public outrage that we can fight #childmarriage. We are not angry enough to help that 15 y/o & others like her."

Prominent Yemeni activist NoonArabia tweeted, "#ChildMarriage is a violation of human rights http://www.humanrightsdefence.org/child ... issue.html ... #RunAwayBride #PTs."

Other Egyptians took to the Web.

Kareem Bassem tweeted, "#ChildMarriage is a result of dehumanizing female humans and degrading them to 'treats' in alleged paradise. Fight dehumanization!"

Dr. Suhaila Zein al-Abedin, a member of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights, also government-backed, is outraged about the case.

"When you consider the very large difference in age, it looks more like this was not a marriage, but like the girl was sold," al-Abedin said. "The girl's parents need to be held responsible for this."



http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/08/world/saudi-arabia-teen-marriage/index.html

No, we don't! :wink:
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:49 pm

...this has got to be one of the most stupid arguments against multicultualism i've heard.
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:06 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...this has got to be one of the most stupid arguments against multicultualism i've heard.

IMO what is really stupid is not being able to spell it right. :lol:
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:36 pm

...indeed, character assassination by spelling error; big deal it does not make you any more superior, nor your logic anymore profound, your argument remains baseless, and sadly, ignorant just the same.
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby Cap » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:49 pm

Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby kurupetos » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:41 pm

Cap wrote:Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.

I reckon we both agree we cannot include Islam in our society.
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby bigOz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:26 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.

I reckon we both agree we cannot include Islam in our society.

Nevertheless it exists in a major scale in and around the Mediterranean :lol:
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:48 pm

bigOz wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.

I reckon we both agree we cannot include Islam in our society.

Nevertheless it exists in a major scale in and around the Mediterranean :lol:

No doubt mate. That's why we have to get rid of it. :wink:
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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:34 am

kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.

I reckon we both agree we cannot include Islam in our society.




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Re: Do we really need multiculturalism?

Postby kurupetos » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:47 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:Depends on the quality of the multicultural intake.
If you want high productivity, low corruption and crime import from the EU, (preferably central and North) or east Asia.

I reckon we both agree we cannot include Islam in our society.



Exactly Y.

Multiculturalism is not a real option for society. On the contrary it is a source of controversy, which eventually will lead to war between people of different cultural backgrounds.
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