Qatar: 11-year-old receives 200 lashes for breaking hymen during bike ride

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Al Kawr | An 11-year-old Qatari girl has been sentenced to 200 lashes by a Qatari judge after she allegedly broke her hymen while riding a bicycle.

The 11-year-old girl, who has been promised in marriage by her parents and is expected to wed a 57-year-old Qatari man later this year, accidentally broke her hymen while riding a bicycle, thus diminishing her “value as a bride” has claimed the future spouse.

The incident has also sparked controversy in the highly traditional and conservative country as riding a bicycle is also illegal for Qatari women.

“A man’s bride is expected to be pure before marriage and this has been stolen from the plaintiff,” ruled the Qatari judge.

“By illegally riding a bicycle and losing her virginity, she has brought shame to her family and her husband-to-be,” he added.

“I hope all woman in this country will take this incident as a warning of the dangers and unintended consequences of riding a bicycle,” he concluded.

The future spouse told reporters his wife-to-be had "disgraced herself before Allah" and had "shamed her family, his family and all her future descendants" after losing her virginity while riding a bicycle.

The future spouse told reporters his wife-to-be had “disgraced herself before Allah” and had “shamed her family, his family and all her future descendants” after losing her virginity while riding a bicycle.

“Damaged goods”

The judge also asked that the parents reimburse the future spouse who had previously offered a number of camels in exchange for the girl, claiming the plaintiff had inherited “damaged goods”.

“What is the worth of a camel, if it has only three legs?” argued the judge metaphorically.

“She has wasted away the most precious gift Allah has given her and must pay a price to repay this injustice and redeem herself before Allah,” he said, before sentencing her to 200 lashes.

In a gesture of good faith, the parents of the girl have promised to give back the gifts the spouse-to-be had paid for the girl and have even promised their nine-year-old daughter in marriage as well if he would show to be interested in the near future.

5 Comments on "Qatar: 11-year-old receives 200 lashes for breaking hymen during bike ride"

  1. She’s a child it’s not as if she has done something terrible and anyway that man is far too old to marry a CHILD. What sense does a nine year old have, she should be playing with her friends never mind being promised in marriage. Mum and dad, it’s your duty of care to protect her. Too many little girls have died due to grown men they are made to marry having a sexual relationship with them and basically abusing these children.

  2. You bloody QATARI also disgrace yourself before allah by trying to marry such young girl,Do you think you are clean??
    If you think so,you are in sin against allah.
    200 lashes…She get here on earth,But in heaven she will get happiness and much more than that.

  3. The Parents need to be a shame of them self selling their young daughter’s to old behind men’s send them over here in American so they can have a child life. I would take them and raise them into beautiful young ladies meet someone of their own age.

  4. For cry out loud that little girl is still a baby oo not yet ripe for marriage.

  5. Those who promise children to be married to men should have 2,000 lashes!

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