Sunday, September 2, 2012

Syrian women are Refugees and Not your Captives

Among the huge challenges and problems facing hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are in the Arab countries especially in Jordan and Gulf , a very nasty problem : Rich old men from Gulf offer to marry poor refugee minor girls for money.
At first it started as rumors some thought that were spread by El Assad regime regarding how men marry poor Syrian refugee minor girls using their families’ need for small amount of money but sadly enough it was confirmed by Jordanian Press. It seems that men from the Gulf head now to Jordan to find young cheap brides at the refugees camps. A Saudi writer called Mohamed El Assamy wrote about that disgusting practice in a Saudi newspaper angrily revealing that there are prices for the girls range between 500 SR and 1000 SR !!!!!!
These men are using the poverty and extreme need of those Syrian families mainly from working class seeking refugee in the worst conditions ever. I will not speak about the role of the UN but I will assume that there are laws in Jordan banning the underage marriage. If those men want to help the Syrian refugees and their women for real , they would donate and help in improving the conditions of the refugee camps in Jordan.
Unfortunately it happened before during the war of Bosnia and the invasion of Iraq. It is a déjà vu for what happened to Iraqi refugees.
“Syrian women with the Revolution” FB page posted a status saying the admin received a lot of provoking messages like “I am Egyptian looking for Syrian refugee for marriage” and “I am Algerian looking for a Syrian refugee for marriage”adding that she wished that no one would send those messages again to her because “It is not the time of marriage in Syria but rather time of war”. In another post the admin of the popular Pro-Revolution page lost her temper “I will say to those who are using our situation to marry our free women that we got real men in Syria that break down mountains and that our free women marry from our men”. Indeed they got brave men in Syria not sissies who only think about sex.
Needless to say a Syrian friend of mine working in the refugees file in Egypt found some jerk wondering if she knew some Syrian girls in marriage age in order to protect them through marriage !!!
Now there is online campaigns against these marriage calls. On twitter tweeps started a a hashtag called “#Refugees and not captives”. On Facebook a campaign was launched with the same name “Refugees and not Captives” to protect Syrian women from disguised slavery.The FB page got a twitter account by the way.
Speaking about Syria , minor marriage and refugees , I have just heard on Friday about the tale of that young girl “about 15 years old” from the country side that married her cousin and that after one week of the marriage , her cousin was killed by regime forces leaving her as a widow and a refugee. That young widow is currently in Cairo waiting for the unknown.

20 comments:

  1. Not the first time that Arabs exploit Arabs in the worst way.

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  2. If any non-Syrian man wants to marry Syrian women, let him come to Syria to fight shoulder-to-shoulder alongside the Free Syrian Army, kill a couple of Bashar's Alawi and Shia thugs and gain the real respect of Syrian Muslim women.

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    1. great comment!!

      you wont find any Gulf cissies of course doing that! they cant even get out of bed in the morning never mind fight a war!

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    2. filthy pigs!

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    3. There is nothing great about Khaled's comment. Apart from the main issue of rich, and often idiotic, Arabs looking for one more wife on the cheap, his comments suggest that what we have in Syria is a religious sectarian conflict, and not a revolution. Let those Sunnis come murder the Shiits, and we will reward them with our women. Such a stupid thought.

      But since when does America and Suidi Arabia support revolutions by Arabs. Why don't they support one against those old and exhausted kings and amirs?

      Elhawari

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    4. "Break that third feet with stones" from that old arabs

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  3. @Anon! : But we need the Gulf money to buy weapons, thats all, we don;t need any fighters, we have enough fighters in Syria.

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    1. @khaled- that means not our sisters should mary them ???
      for 1000 SR ?

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  4. With the situation being what it is, the problem with refugees continues to escalate. I did a little reading on the issue today and this article I found says it all: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=5CSX97QCGGI4&preview=article&linkid=913e9840-0e45-492f-b43b-6d2a6d4f40ab&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d and I pray for these people.

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  5. Since you are too ignorant to realize it, I would like to inform you that marriage is a contract between a man and a woman's guardian, with the woman's consent to enter into it.

    So what would you rather women do than enter into this blessed and sacred relationship? Suffer in the camps for an unlimited amount of time? And then finally after years of waiting, enter into the workforce and become enslaved feminists of corporations? At best, they will come back to a destroyed Syria where there are fewer men able to marry.

    I recommend for every man who is able and cares for those women to marry one or more. Not only will you get the good deed of marriage, but you will also get the reward of protecting a weak woman. I myself am looking amongst them.

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    1. You are very generous to take advantage of their horrible situation. Hopefully you will indeed get your just reward.

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    2. Leave the refugee girls alone.

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    3. Women are not weak, they got the world go round since the beginning of time, endured through pregnency way more pain than you can ever imagine or stand. You are just a selfish bastard who want to take advantage of their present poverty! Women don't need men, they are with them because they love them. In other cases they just cheat on them, some I am pretty sure you have horns!

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    4. Yes that is a good comment. To those idiots who say "you are taking advantage of the women". That is crap. A woman wants to take advantage of a man who has money. If a guy is homeless, which woman will marry him? Well if i go and grab one of these women, i will be rich to her.

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  6. I couldn't find the article in the Saudi newspaper, I'm starting to wonder it's a rumour especially since there is only one source which is this website! unless someone can actually give the real name of the Saudi writer and newspaper I'll have to say stop spreading rumours and be good to your Arab brothers :)

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  7. I think one should not judge all men the same, the idea of marrying a woman could be for something unethical, or it could genuinely be concern for the woman and the chance to look after someone less fortunate. Please do not openly insult and condemn these actions before you know the complete motives of the men involved as you are simply causing drama amongst brother Muslims and that in itself is a sin.

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  8. opportunists never miss the chance for a good woman to breed and cook. manipulators and cruel. Any refugees coming out of these countries should be the Christian's. They are the ones who will be swept under the carpet and walked all over

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    1. Actually, the Christians lived a comfortable live for many decades in the Middle East. In fact, they are the middle class, where as the rest of the Muslims are scattered below them.

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  9. I'm of Asian origin and been travelling to Syria to look for a bride for a number of times before the war erupted. For that reason i am nor unable to visit Syria for this purpose. I really felt sad about the war and i have been praying for peace in Syria and the whole world of course. A man wanting to exploit a woman in their hell of a situation is unforgivable. A man should marry a woman out of good intention. God bless Syria specially the children and their woman. I know this war will end soon. Until now i am still in search of a Syrian Christian bride. I already have contacts in Damascus and i was asked to visit them but i just can't for safety reason. If somebody out there have same intention like me (only those intensions are good) can communicate with me maybe we can be of help to each other. One thing i am not sure if it's proper and decent to leave atleast email address here. Thanks and God bless everyone!

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  10. I'm a 49 year old USA citizen. I understand that very evil people are taking sickening advantage of these refugee women. But not ALL people are scum (just most it sure seems like.)
    Not just yet, but when I'm ready (in several years,) I'm going to look for a woman my own age to marry who is stuck in a refugee camp. Because I think it is a serious sin and stupidly cruel, to pick from ladies who are doing fine, while other ladies are suffering and really hoping like crazy.
    When I go to look, SHE will have to pick ME! That will be manditory. And she will have to be about my own age.

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