Germany Imports Child Marriage

German authorities are debating the contours of a new law that would crack down on child marriages after it emerged that some 1,500 underage brides are now living in the country.

The married minors are among the more than one million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who entered Germany in 2015.

The German Interior Ministry, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, recently revealed that 1,475 married children are known to be living in Germany as of July 31, 2016 — including 361 children who are under the age of 14.

Most of the married children are from Syria (664), Afghanistan (157) and Iraq (100). Nearly 80% (1,152) are girls. The true number of child marriages in Germany is believed to be much than the official statistics suggest because many are being concealed.

  • Waffle

    It’s more than likely a fact in Canada as well. Does anyone remember the story from a few weeks ago about the 13-year old girl, who couldn’t speak English, who was found riding alone on the TTC in the wee hours of the morning?

    I didn’t follow this case too closely, but apparently the Children’s Aid got involved and returned her safely to her father. (This sentence should really be in quote marks because it’s a real nose-stretcher). Does anyone have further information about this instance? According to the newspaper article, there was no mother in the picture. Apparently the father was a widower.

  • ontario john

    Another great victory for Western feminism!

    • Progressive Western feminists – stupid beyond belief.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Germany will lower the age of consent from 14 to 9 soon. Also polygamy will be allowed. For Muslims only. It shouldn’t shock us if we see the return of legally permissible slavery soon.