Girls as Young as Nine Are Trafficked into Forced Marriages in Australia

Girls as Young as Nine Are Trafficked into Forced Marriages in Australia, by Victoria Friedman.

More than 50 girls in New South Wales were trafficked into forced marriages to older men, with some ‘brides’ being as young as nine years old.

Australia’s Seven News obtained documents from the Australian Federal Police on child marriage in the country. In just two years, a total of 57 children were victims of forced marriage in Australia, with almost all, 51, being from the Sydney area. …

Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward said that children were under “enormous pressure” from their parents to marry. The minister said ‘the community’ “does know” that child brides do exist, but they choose to “turn the other cheek”, and ignore it. …

Officials are left helpless to save the children once they leave the country, with documents noting the case of two young sisters from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool who were trafficked overseas for marriage.

Mohamed is beyond reproach and took a six year old bride.

To apply Australian standards in multicultural Australia would be “Islamophobia” in the eyes of those currently in charge, so we have different rules depending on your identity. One rule for all is so old fashioned! Easy to confuse immigration with colonization.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, hat-tip Scott of the Pacific