When German Chancellor opened the border to more than one-million Muslim “refugees” this past year, ostensibly out of the goodness of her heart and to enrich her country, she did so with little forethought as to the consequences, and now the culture clash is moving even members of her own party to repudiate her policies over a highly charged topic – child marriage.

The Muslims – including Islamic jihadists seeking to infiltrate Europe by traveling with huge groups of Syrians have brought their customs, culture and their own law with them, which in the case of marriage adheres to Sharia law which does not recognize either an age of consent for girls to be married – as their family consents for them, or a threshold age for marriage to take place.

The so-called “prophet” of the faith, Mohammad, married his “favorite wife,” when she was six-years-old, engaging in sexual relations with her for three years until the marriage was consummated when she was nine.

Now, German courts are being forced to determine the status of these young married girls – some of whom are under the age of 14-years-old, from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The number of married minor girls has increased seven-fold in the past year alone and is estimated to be in the thousands, although authorities admit the actual number is difficult to know because families actively conceal the marriages to avoid scrutiny.

German law allows minors to marry at 16 with the consent of a parent or guardian – a law that has been twisted by Muslims, as in a recent case when an appellate court ruled that the marriage of a 15-year-old girl, because the husband claimed to be the girl’s guardian for purposes of consent and because the marriage had already been consummated.

The ruling effectively made Sharia law the law of the land.

Bavarian Justice Minister Winfried Bausback took issue, saying, “This is not a question of tolerance and openness, but a question of the protection of children.”

The head of the German police union, Rainer Wendt, went a step further, calling it what it is. “Religious or cultural justifications obscure the simple fact that older, perverse men are abusing young girls.”

Some politicians are calling for a law outlawing child marriage, with an official policy paper reading, “An 11-, 13- or 15-year-old girl belongs not in marriage but in school.”

Minnesota politicians… are you listening?

Source: Gateston Institute

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