Outrage After Sharia Court Allows Muslim Rapist to Marry His 13-year-old Victim

State officials in Sabah want the marriage annulled. The girl is known to be from a very poor family and in one interview Riduan said the rape was a case of “suka sama suka” (“mutual consent”).

He was quoted in a report as saying that he would let her finish her studies and “maybe later take up a cosmetic course with my first wife,” who he added was a make-up artist.

The father of the girl apparently accepted the marriage saying, “What else could I do?”