MUST WATCH: 11 Year-Old Girl Tells of Her Escape from Arranged Child Marriage [video]

The Qur’an provides legal instructions for Islamic rule that includes all areas of life. Chapter IV, “The Women” details how many wives and slaves a man can have, in addition to regulations about divorce, sex, wife-beating, and inheritance questions.

This 11 year-old girl tells her story of a very common practice in Islam: child marriage. Fortunately, she was able to escape from a fate that most girls are not.

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“It’s true,” she says, “I ran away from my family.

“What about the innocence of children? What have the children done wrong?”


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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