19 November, 2018

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Child Brides & Female Genital Damage

By Christopher Rezel

Christopher Rezel

Child Marriage in various part of the world often result in obstetric fistula, a childbirth complication due to obstructed labour when tissues between a woman’s vagina and bladder or rectum are damaged from continuous pressure from the baby’s head stuck in the birth canal.

This results in a hole through which the woman continuously leaks urine or faeces, sometimes both.

Obstetric fistula is not the only problem a young girl having sex, getting pregnant, and going through childbirth when her body is not developed enough may encounter.

There have been records of child brides bleeding to death because of enforced penetrative sex.

Obstetric fistula is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women, the larger percentage in Africa.

Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, are not invulnerable to the condition.

In many instances in Asia and Africa, such child brides are far from medical facilities and may never receive the attention of medical professional.

However if patch-up medical attention is received, the single instance of marriage will be their last.

The husband though will go on to marry again, sometimes multiple times.

I wonder how many readers recall the local print-media discussion in years past of child brides and practises related to female genitalia.

As usually happens, the discussion was somewhat sensational and lacked the required seriousness.

Instead a certain Colombo hospital was smeared.

With obstetric fistula, the woman soon gets used to the constant drip of bodily wastes down her legs and the smells she emits. Her husband sends her home to her parents. In some cases, her smell is so unbearable, even her parents put her out, consigning her to a hut far from the house, sometimes having access to others only when food is passed to her.

The tragedy begins when a child bride goes into labour. Try as she might, the baby won’t budge.

Her suffering may continue for hours and days.

Finally her baby dies inside.

It will be extracted, sometimes piece by piece.

Obstetric fistula is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women, the larger percentage in Africa.

To meet demand, there are hospitals in some African countries dedicated to the problem and to repairing genital injury, particularly of child brides.

The Danja Fistula Center in Niger and the Addis Ababa’s Fistula Hospital are just two, if names are required.

In Sri Lanka where matters of sex, whether underage or otherwise, is rarely discussed, the business of repairing damage to female genitalia is treated in great secrecy.

However it is fortunate that certain Sri Lanka hospitals and doctors have been known to specialize in such matters.

In an effort to start a global conversation about the devastating effects of early marriages, which is currently practiced in more than 50 developing countries, the United Nations has designated October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child.

Although child marriage is against the law in many countries, and international treaties forbid the practice, it is estimates that about 51 million underage girls are currently given away in marriage, often under cover of religious or cultural considerations.

In Afghanistan alone, it is believed that over 50 per cent of girls wed before the legal age of 16. Many are children.

In many developing nations, particularly in isolated and poor rural areas, it is not uncommon for families to settle debts by offering their daughters as payment.

* The above article was put together from many sources.

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    Why not mention the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?

    A certain religion that is often associated with this terrible practice?

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      Child marriages are prohibited and genital mutilation is a cultural practice in Africa, especially in Ethiopia.

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      Dear Non-biased person,
      I suppose you are talking about the Christian Elephant? If you don’t know find out. A little knowledge is dangerous, dear.

      ” there is greater prevalence of Type I excision in the south, with extreme forms of FGM prevalent in the North. Practice of FGM has no relationship with religion. Muslims and Christians practice it, but it is more widely spread in Christian predominated parts of Nigeria.[2]”

      FGM is a an African CULTURAL practice.

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      Muslim! Muslim! They are the ones..

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        Abortion, or throw the new-born into public drainage – Whose culture? Lol

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      This so called NonBiasedPerson is the most biased person It seems.in short a hypocrite.He talks of elephants when he should be talking about tigers.Hey man your tail is showing and it clearly has stripes!

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    This is common among African muslims and deaths are reported.

    I think, what you say is if that happens in sri lanka ban it.

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      Jim Softy,

      Once again you display your ignorance in public. In Sri Lanka, the main cause behind Obstetric fistula is due to mistakes made in abortions.

      If there are over 1000 illegal abortions in a day done by fake medical facilities – You expect qualified doctors to do them?

      Now you want to ban what? Perhaps, promiscuity, that is what Islam says too

  • 9
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    We must educate the parents to minimize child marriage . No parent would want their daughters to suffer due to after effects.

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      Very right, and also educate about condoms and contraceptive pills to reduce illegal abortions as well

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    The phrase “child bride” does not convey to many the reality; the cruelty and the danger, the latter often leading to death.

    Among the many man-made ills in this world, the phenomenon of child-brides is one of them but receives little attention. This is partly because the practice is sanctioned by religion, cloaked by custom, and not outside the law.

    Christopher Rezel is to be thanked for presenting the case in its detail, brutality and distress.

    A powerful piece which, once read, will not easily be forgotten or put aside.

    Thanks too ‘Colombo Telegraph’ for including this humane article.

    Pentheus

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    I agree with Pentheus that Christopher Rezel has provided a powerful riposte to nasty people like that Fazl who wants to indulge in paedophilia.

    A little girl may attain puberty, but her body continues to grow. for quite a few years more, and she has still to learn much about the evil prevalent in this male-dominated world. She has to develop her intellectual and reasoning faculties much more before she commits herself to marriage.

    I have very little medical knowledge; thanks for speaking out so clearly and unambiguously, Dr Christopher Rezel.

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    Dear Christopher Rezel,

    After a thorough research, I can see that over 80% of the contents in your post comes from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula).

    I am not sure how you could only see the ‘child brides’ and ‘rough sex’ as the main cause for Obstetric fistula, when ‘poorly performed abortions’ is also one of the primary reasons, and bringing awareness on this would benefit a lot of Sri Lankans since official reports indicate that over 1000 illegal abortions are carried out on a daily basis by undercover clinics.

    With all respects, would you agree that the above-overlooked point in your post would bring awareness and benefit the majority of the Lankans than a handful?

    Note:
    Your post was very good and creates awareness, please remember to avoid sentences such as below in future that might show a different motive behind “The husband though will go on to marry again, sometimes multiple times”. (it really doesn’t make any sense here)

    Thanks

  • 6
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    Thanks, Mohamed.

    I’ve not tried to go to previous articles and make sure from the gravatars that you are the gentleman who’s been making very responsible comments on MMDA etc.

    They keep saying “1,000 abortions” per day: that’ll make it 365,000 per year, just in Sri Lanka. Doesn’t it sound exaggerated? Our population is 22 million. That makes it 11 million females roughly. How many females between the ages of 15 and 30 ? I’d assume that most alleged abortions are in that age group. Presumably it would be rare for one woman to go through this more than once – surely they’ll learn to do things differently, thereafter!

    I know it is pretty bad, but is it really this terrible? I have no idea what the solution should be, except that Fathima has made a valid observation – which ought not to be distorted.

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      Thank you Sinhala_Man, and I have been observing your comments are to be of high quality and unbiased. [Edited out]

  • 9
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    Why no islamic country has ever been a civilized success and why today they are still running from these hell holes to western civilization?

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      janaka,

      Below are the Buddhist countries:

      Cambodia
      Thailand
      Myanmar
      Bhutan
      Sri Lanka
      Japan
      Laos
      Taiwan
      Singapore
      South Korea
      Vietnam

      While Japan is the only developed country there, Buddhism is not the reason they are developed. South Korea and Singapore are also okay and again Buddhism is not the reason they are okay.

      Question is, when can we say Sri Lanka is also ‘okay’ type of country? Obviously after racist people like you are no more!

      List of Muslims countries? just google and find the long list

      Cheers!

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        Fatima:

        Cambodia
        Thailand
        Myanmar
        Bhutan
        Sri Lanka
        Japan
        Laos
        Taiwan
        Singapore
        South Korea
        Vietnam

        Women are free in all of these countries. They do not have to cover the head, they can go to any school, they can drive, they can own property, they can divorce the husband if they please. Now please compare with the Middle East. Religion makes a big difference!

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          Lester,

          “Women are free in all of these countries”, so your definition of ‘civilization’ is that?

          “The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence” – Mahatma Gandhi

          How many of those countries in your list women can do that? Definitely in most of Muslim countries women do that, FYI

          (In some countries in your list where women can do that, usually guys come and ask “How much for an hour?”)

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            Fathima

            You hit the nail of the head. The problem is with the MEN. Not just in Muslim countries, but the world over.The quicker they are punished for making unwelcome propositions to women, the sooner they will desist. Sadly in Muslim countries, there are many anecdotes by our own citizens of employers making demands from those employed as maids in their homes. The problem is not going to be resolved anytime soon. Meanwhile, women must take care be ever watchful.

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              Spring Koha

              Fathima quoted Mahatma Gandhi – “The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved independence”

              Do you remember during VP’s brief rule in his now defunct Tamil Eelam women were safe and free to walk on the road at day or night. Did it mean Tamil Eelam was free and independent?

              Otherwise how are you?

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                Native Vedda

                A most appropriate example; you may get what you wish for, but at what cost.

                By the Ghandian yardstick, India is a million miles away from the Utopia he anticipated.

                As for me, and Thank You for asking, I am about to go globetrotting again. We have to attend a family function in Toronto, which we will, but since it would be too cold to hang about, we shall go to Havana for a week, then a few days in Washington DC, and maybe a week or so in Vancouver where I have never been.

                Talking about Havana, I hear from sources that the long-enduring Cubans now stay at home, and consider their Caribbean paradise a better bet than Trumps USofA. How times have changed!

                When I return to the our island of dreams, the rambuttan will be ripening. But the 5pm crush on the Galle Road will be the same.

                These days, Gota the Gardner, is being very coy and blushing about speculation that he will come forward to save the country. But cometh the time, cometh the ego.

                Watch and marvel!

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                  Spring Koha

                  Hope your Mrs is also travelling with you.

                  One cannot trust old men on their own.

                  Have a save and pleasant journey.

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                Could not agree more, Like Saudi Arabia is a free country!

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                  srinath gunaratne,

                  It depends. If you look for half-naked women roaming around, little extra women rights, alcohol, prostitution, impunity, kill, steal on a grand scale and get away with you political power or even insult another religion, corruption, some political science books and etc, SAUDI ARABIA is not for you. Try SL then.

                  Then you have different Islamic countries like UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Malaysia, Indonesia etc, where you get best of both sides except impunity, kill, steal on a grand scale and get away with you political power, corruption.

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            Fatima:

            “The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night.”

            According to the Shariah Law, as practiced by Taliban and ISIS, a woman cannot walk outside at all without a male escort. If a woman shows too much “skin” in Saudi, she will be beaten (lashes). If a woman walks into a crowd of males in Egypt, she may be assaulted, as happened to the reporter Lara Logan. So even the question of “walking” is complicated in many Muslim countries.

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              Lester,

              Just because Japan and Myanmar both are Buddhist countries, can we expect even 10 % of Japan in Myanmar?

              If Sharia Law is practiced by terrorists, how can you be sure it is not modified according to their interest. You trust terrorist?

              CBS reporter was sexually assaulted by some maniac mob in Egypt during the mega protest against Mubarak, and saved by a fully roped Muslim woman. What has Islam got to do with that?

              Why, in Sri Lanka, a British Red Cross worker was killed and his GF was raped by many guys repeatedly during a very normal day – Nobody came for their help. Why in Sri Lanka an 80 years old German granny was raped by a young guy and her money stolen? And there are so many similar cases – What has Buddhism got to do with it?

              Walking alone is a question in Saudi Arabia only – Rest of Muslim countries, women are more freeer than Sri Lanka, Myanmar or USA / EU to walk at anytime in the night.

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          Mr. Lester,
          Women can drive in all Muslim countries except Saudi .
          The word’s greatest Buddhist leader can visit Muslim Malaysia but not Buddhist Sri Lanka. Is that freedom?

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            yusuf

            “The word’s greatest Buddhist leader can visit Muslim Malaysia but not Buddhist Sri Lanka. Is that freedom?”

            Good point, however can the same Buddhist follower visit Saudi Arabia?

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              Mr. Vedda,
              He didnt applyy for visa. But Saudi is a Wahabbi country, not Muslim.

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              Why not? any Buddhist followers can go to Saudi Arabia but with a visa. What about millions of Buddhist followers working in Saudi Arabia?

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                Raheema Zainab

                The question was can any religious leaders other than from Islamic faith wearing their religious symbols visit and preach their respective religion to the Saudis?

                “What about millions of Buddhist followers working in Saudi Arabia?”

                Are there any Buddhist followers in this world?

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                If Saudi Arabia asks either to leave or convert to Islam to those millions of SL Buddhists, how many would return back, you guys all think?

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      Janaka,
      Perhaps, Dutugemunu and Vijayan, recently Mahinda Rajapakse did not live in those countries, that is why they are not as civilized as Sri Lanka, even though SL is the leading maid supplier for most of those Muslim countries?

      Dude, any idea what civilization is? You know the story that relates to Prawns and what it contains in its head?

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        “even though SL is the leading maid supplier for most of those Muslim countries?”

        No, SL is not the leading supplier. That would be Phillipines or some place. Anyway, now that low oil prices are here to stay, the Saudis will not be able to afford housemaids. Already that country is relying on forex (foreign exchange) reserves to pay the bills, including the generous subsidies to citizens.

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      “Why no islamic country has ever been a civilized success

      Your question is a joke, right ?

      Either that or you have no clue of history

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        Maalumiris
        ” “Why no islamic country has ever been a civilized success Your question is a joke, right ? Either that or you have no clue of history “
        CT does not require you to know anything before typing. Even monkeys with I-pads may apply. Learn to grin and bear it.

  • 3
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    Christopher Rezel, a journalist, has described in precise detail the inevitable consequences and dangers faced by girls who are forced into marriage at an early age, at which stage of growth their bodies are not sufficiently well developed to cope with the risks and rigors of pregnancy and childbirth.

    Indeed, pregnancy and childbirth are what naturally follow after marriage irrespective of the age of the female. Rezel has explained these matters in such a clear and explicit manner that any donkey should be able to understand.

    On second thoughts, perhaps not every donkey.

    • 2
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      So you take home Christopher Rezel with you, Estate Labo?

    • 5
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      Thank God, you understood Christopher Rezel’s post, and proved you’re right in your own comment :(

    • 0
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      And do you realize you just called yourself a donkey?

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    Thank you Christopher Rezel for the informative post. Lanka can lead the way in banning child marriages but one group obdurately refuses to accept.

    We must educate people like Rizwi Mufti, Muhammed Fazl, (the above) Fathima. Unfortunately such people have very thick skulls. They have followers. Condoning child marriage is a violation of human rights – children have a right to grow up as children

    Lankan doctors must take the issue up through GMOA.

    Lankan parliament is hampered by a few bigoted MPs.

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      Google and find Sri Lankan Health Ministry report, as Mohamed pointed out, 1000 illegal abortions.

      Example: If major cause of cancer is smoking compared to social drinking among Sri Lankans, it is every responsible person’s duty to make an awareness on that among masses rather than going behind some rare cases that wouldn’t make much impact or benefit most of us?

      This very copy-paste journalist did just the same, probably to add fuel to already burning issue – Where is responsible journalism, when he hid one of the major causes for his subject matter to exacerbate on less concerned causes among Sri Lankans, just for highlighting his writing or any other personal interest?

      I don’t refuse on the point that child marriage is not acceptable. But there has to be some fairness and responsibility in reporting as well. As long as there are buyers like you, sub-standard products will continue to exist on the market – In this case, Christopher Rezel’s post here.

      God bless Sri Lanka as long as such sellers and buyers exist.

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    Perplexed by reader comments I scanned the article again. Not once does the author mention Islam or Muslim. Yet it has fired up one Mohamed who sees it as targeting his own highly agitated tendencies. He gets his jockstraps in a knot because of the sentence: “The husband though will go on to marry again, sometimes multiple times”. The author though has written an article of general nature, broad in scope. It straddles continents, mentioning Africa in particular. On that continent child marriages and polygamy are customary among certain tribal societies. South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is a case in point. Then again, in the US certain Christian sects promote child marriages and polygamy, as do multiples of Islamic countries.
    One Fathima rushes to support Muhamed and gets her knickers in a knot. Jumping about on one leg she too takes umbrage that the article doesn’t mention “abortion”. She then goes on to lecture the author on journalism.
    It stands to reason the author wasn’t interested in producing a thesis. Instead he focused on child marriage and obstetric fistula.
    Fathima follows Muhamed’s lead and tells us the author has cribbed from Wikipedia. Muhamed helpfully supplied a link. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula). I followed the link and found it tells us nothing different from hundreds of others on the web on obstetric fistula.
    Journalists, Fathima, are not discoverers or scientists. They are informed individuals who collate information from various sources and put them together in readable form to meet current interest.
    That is what the author has done. In fact he has declared so after the asterisk at the end of his article.
    So instead of making a public exhibition of fundamentalism and ignorance by supporting Mullahs and perverted individuals, both Muhamed and Fathima would do well to focus energies on convincing influential members of their faith that child marriage is wrong; that it leads to irreversible physical and psychological damage.

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      Mr. Dionysius,

      I can’t take responsibility on you getting bent out of shape on my comment, I still stand by what I have said. Let me put it in a different term for you to catch my point easy enough:

      I criticized the author for not targeting the larger number of people that could (otherwise) be benefitted by omitting one of the most important causes. Then I also requested to avoid unrelated topics considering the nature and purpose of this writing and to avoid misleading.

      Why did you bring in Islam here?

      Should I write such good thoughts under a non-Muslim names to satisfy certain bigoted and illiberal backward?

      If I had followed your way of seeing things, I could have also taken that you are an individual who supports illegal abortions? Luckily, I am not a halfwit to come to any quick conclusions on a person.

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    Dionysius,

    Is the author your buddy?

    The reason I asked is, your comment is biased. Neither the author nor Mohamed in his comment mentioned anything about Islam. What made you see it that way? How come someone with a Muslim name commenting on some common mistake of a writer seen as religion behind? If Mohamed had written that comment as “Appuhamy” for instance, would you appreciate it?

    Ask these questions to yourself and see how backward you can get with racism embedded in your personality.

    You said:
    “Fathima, are not discoverers or scientists. They are informed individuals who collate information from various sources and put them together in readable form to meet current interest”

    My point is, this ‘copy-paste journalist’ could have been more responsible by doing a better desk-research before coming forward with his work. After all, journalism is not a ‘seasonal business’ where he can add or remove facts to supply based on current demand?

    You said:
    “He gets his jockstraps in a knot because of the sentence: “The husband though will go on to marry again, sometimes multiple times”

    This is exactly where Christopher Rezel messed things up with trying to make journalism a ‘Seasonal Retail Shop’, unfortunately.

    As Mohamed pointed out, the guy is trying to create some awareness on certain medical condition (a decent work) – Do you see anywhere this particular sentence goes with the type of this article? (perhaps he might have done to avoid duplicating the content after heavy copying from around the web?)

    “As long as there are buyers / protectors like you, sub-standard products will continue to exist on the market”

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    This fellow wrote this article not with the intention of educating people but to convey a unfounded message child marriage is the cause of obstetric fistula and he also adding genital mutilation also responsible for this. Now the Muslims Marriage Law is raging argument so indirectly he is adding fuel to make Muslims the guilty party.

    The medical definition of obstetric fistula is, “Obstetric fistula (or vaginal fistula) is a medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops between either the rectum and vagina (see rectovaginal fistula) or between the bladder and vagina (see vesicovaginal fistula) after severe or failed childbirth, when adequate medical care is not available”. The cause is, “Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, can cause GIFs. As many as 40 percent of people with Crohn’s disease develop a fistula at some point in their lives. Bowel infections, such as diverticulitis, and vascular insufficiency, or inadequate blood flow, are other causes”. CHILD MARRIAGE IS DEFINITELY NOT THE CAUSE. Vaginal and rectal damage during sexual intercourse is definitely out unless that man has a very extra large phallus (not the normal human size).

    If this fellow Christopher Reze is a good journalist he must write the truth without adding non-established theories. FGM is practice by people in African continent.

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    Fatima and Mohamed have now got together. Not good. Two half-wits may add up to no wit.
    What have the two done? They’ve taken an article of general interest and given it an anti-Islam slant, something the author seems never to have intended. And why? Because Mohamed didn’t like the sentence that husbands “will go on to marry again, sometimes multiple times” even though the author was taking a broad sweep of the entire world. Understandable though. Mohamed may like polygamy, particularly little, little girls.
    The duo avoid addressing the point of the article, which is about child brides and female genital damage. Instead they seek to cause diversion by writing about “cut-and-paste” journalism and wishing indirectly that CT will stop publishing.
    It is easy to see that the duo implicitly support multiple marriages and child molestation.
    In that light, one wonders if Fatima is actually a man. If however I am wrong and she is indeed a woman promoting multiple marriage, then here is something I “cut and pasted”.
    “I think the love and the sex between Sisterwives is intimate and beautiful and regardless of whatever name we want to give it. My wife, is my wife. She and I and our husband all sleep in the same bed. She and I have a sexual relationship that at times does not include him (when he is at work.) Some call it Celestial Sex.”
    Fathima – if the individual is in fact a she – has got herself into so many knots her knickers must now be over her head.
    Before I end let me also address the recent post by Ralli Ameen who sounds somewhat of an expert regarding vaginal and rectal damage during sexual intercourse. He assures us it is “definitely” not possible unless the “man has a very extra large phallus (not the normal human size)”. He doesn’t tell us what may happen if an adult man penetrates a 9-year-old, for instance.

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      Okay Dionysius, I will tell you. If the girl is 8, 9, 10 years or more it does not matter as long as she had attained puberty. It is nature’s way of showing the girl is biologically fit to bear a baby. Those days we can even consider she is matured enough to look after the baby but nowadays may be not because more knowledge of family life needed but she is biologically fit to have sex with a boy, matured or older man. Instead of putting donkey question go and ask a doctor what will happen if a girl of 9 year old who had attained puberty have sex with a man. A doctor will never say her vagina will rupture and she will die unless he is not a doctor. Olden days when a girl attain puberty whether she is 8, 9 or more get married or have a teenager or a man like a husband. You dude should know that a girl if her vagina and other organs are not fit enough, she will not attain puberty. Even now you can search around then you can find girls more than 13 years but still not attained puberty which mean she is still not fit.

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      Dionysius,

      Now let me go bit obvious. You seem to be an obvious idiot who can’t understand what we both have been trying to explain you. Then you take it personal too – Man you sound old enough… ha..ha…

      They say “Don’t let idiots ruin your day”, The way you write BS, we can understand your capacity and standards. You’re not worth my reply. Grow up.

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    (continued)

    In some African countries they had all sort of female mutilation and you can find all these in their history. Even in China girls were made to wear small foot wear until their adulthood. This was to keep the girls feet small so they won’t run away from their husband. Only idiots will show these types of cultural practice causing obstetric fistula.

    A good journalist must also do some research on his subject to make it at least 75% true. Anti-Muslims website keeps on pouring all sort of things like underage marriage in Muslims countries to discredit Muslims, but in their countries (USA and western) girls as young as 12 year have sex with their boyfriend and by the time they finish high school they would have slept with many boys. Now this is a western created big issue here. So I request Christopher Reze to do some research on Sri Lankan Muslims like how many under 16 years old girls (including 12 to 13 years old) were given in marriage, how many over 16 years were given in marriage and how many over 18 years were given in marriage and statically prove about this underage marriage. Then I can call him a good journalist, otherwise this rotter is copying his western masters writings.

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    So now we have it. The pedophile Ralli Ameen has declared his hand. He tells us that if a girl “is 8, 9, 10 years or more it does not matter as long as she had attained puberty”. He even assures us that “A doctor will never say her vagina will rupture and she will die unless he is not a doctor”. Someone should find out about this man and inform the police. For certain he must be stalking little girls wherever he lives.

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      Dionysius,

      Come dude. Just stop it. Talk to the point, if not, wiser to keep silent not making the world hear your gap. Have some decency. Are you a regular user or the writer of this pretending? be honest plz

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      Dionysius
      Without twisting comment write an reasonable explanation. I said if a girl attain puberty she is fit to have sex irrespective of the age. I did not say we can give in marriage girls of 8, 9,10 years etc in marriage. Let me tell you my own view about under age marriage, that is, a girl should never be given in marriage if she had not reached 16 years, so raising it to 18 years by law is not a big issue for me. You must be a donkey if you did not understand what I said but I think you purposely writing shit like pedophile which point only to one thing that you are a pedophile from south pimping for under age girls.

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    The bottom line is child marriages arenot acceptable. Why are u trying to have sex with children. What kind of people are these. If they want sex badly they could visit a sex worker.

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    Yes Dias, we all should not only condemn but protest on the streets to stop this.

    In Sri Lanka most of child-sex incidents happen through children being abused by
    their own parents who involve their innocent kids in ‘Child-Sex’ tourism. This commercial exploitation of children is very widespread in Down-South area, is reported on Daily News dated 01/09/2016.

    Second probable abuse could be from certain religious places as well.

    Children facing abuse on above 2 scenarios, especially the No.1 are very large in numbers, and these are very younger kids such as 6 – 10 age groups, compared to arranged ‘child-marriage’ cases.

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      Fathima,
      ” Second probable abuse could be from certain religious places as well. “
      So there is a third elephant in the room? Must be a pretty big room.

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        Hi Romani,

        Yes, there were 2 huge ones in fact. And both had been camouflaged with hypocritical blankets.

        1. Mohamed revealed in his comment – Illegal Abortions.
        2. I did, when I said about Child-Sex Tourism in Down-South.

        Muslim-child marriage is anyway most discussed matter these days, despite its impact and size compared to the real elephants above.

        Previously I had a friend, who was also Romani, from Ambalangoda.
        TC

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          Fathima,
          “Muslim-child marriage is anyway most discussed matter these days, despite its impact and size compared to the real elephants above.”
          That’s how it is our paradise.
          Diesel smoke kills thousands but nobody is bothered.
          Dengue kills 30 people and all hell breaks loose on hapless banana trees and yoghurt consumers!

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            Thanks Romani, that’s exactly was my point as well. Muslim child-marriage should be stopped though Govt bringing equal laws for all its citizens.

            There is no point in giving license to do something bad, and then criticizing the recipients (who are sandwiched between religion, religious leaders and other community views) who enjoy the wrong go-ahead. This only creates hatred among common people.

            Criticize the one who gave the license and who has the power to invoke and doesn’t do it now on various agendas

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    Amila Wijesooriya are you also pedophile? That why you supporting Ralli Ameen who says OK to have sex with 8-year-old girls? Do you go mosque on Fridays?
    Why Fatima and Mohamed not speak up against bloody cad Ameen?

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      I think that is because Amila Wijesooriya understood that I am not condoning or supporting underage marriage but had written the truth that underage marriage is not the cause of obstetric fistula and also pointed out that if a girl attain puberty that she is biologically fit have a baby. I did not say we should give the girl in marriage once she attain puberty. I think Fathima and Mohamed too understood this except your pea brain and the likes.

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    Amila Wijesooriya and Ralli Ameen are forming club. Pedophile club. Hopefully they don’t have small daughters.
    Fatima and Mohamed stay silent. No talk against pervert and cad Ameen?
    He want people to agree 8-year-old girl can have sex. How puberty attained? When girl bleeding. So Ameen want to bleed 8-year-old girl and say Ok for sex. For thinking that way he should be jail put. Pervert.

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      Rohini nangi,

      Why behave like a school-drop out on an illegale early pregnancy? Mr. Ameen just explained you his side.

      Keep your personal hatred aside and act like a true Buddhist, without being a disgrace with street type of talks.

      Cheers nangi

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    Amila Wijesooriya.
    Subject is child marriage. Not school, university or pregnant woman.
    You are good writer. But nothing on child marriage and abuse. Why?
    Do you support marriage with child girls? Do you support child sex and abuse?
    You support Ralli Ameen and others with names like him. So I know your hobbies.
    Thambi, I think you hide under Sinhala name. This is how damage done to Sinhalese people.
    You a coward, thambi.
    Go mosque and pray for soul.

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      Still got the cover with me…
      FB have a FB, setwemu..

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    Rohini,

    You seems to support child being abused, but not married? Children being made cash cows by you and your own parents of world renowned ‘modayas’. And you fornicate around everywhere without even keeping a condom in your purse – ultimately run towards illegal nurse ‘nendhas’ to abort it. If that attempt doesn’t work for whatever reason, you throw your baby in dustbins, rivers, and every possible drainage kanuwa.

    You call us thambi, and we and the world calls you ‘modaya’ or ‘kewums’. You have problem with ur buddy, solve it with them, why u bother other people?

    Go ur down-south n tell ur other modayas to sell their children on hourly rates. These modayas think since boys don’t have virginity, it is okay to send them with foreigner for money, Can be sure, maybe little girls also they sell like that, for their daily vitamin syrup, ‘athivishesha’.

    You ugly dark smelly girl, You also sound like a daughter from such a family – keep quit

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    Isharath

    Subject is some Muslim men want to marry girl child for sex.
    You agree, yes or no?
    Girl child should be educated. Then equal or better than many men. Can become doctor or go to moon.
    No need writing about me or anyone else. Whether I or anyone dark or smelly you never know. Whether your mother or sister dark or smelly I never know. Public not interested in those issues.
    Write on subject. Otherwise you showing public your Mariakade birth home. You showing your brain full of pig shit.

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