A court in Sweden has ruled in favor of a marriage between a 14-year-old Syrian Refugee and her 21-year-old husband, who is also her cousin. The court made the ruling on the basis that the teenager appears to be “mature,” as well as for religious and cultural reasons.
According to the website Speisa, the girl was married off to her cousin when she was 12-years-old in their home country. The couple was seeking asylum and were sent to live with the girls’ Aunt and her family in Sweden. In addition to being underage, the teenager is now pregnant.
Aside from the pedophilia, there are two huge negative implications on the justice system this ruling will have. First, these decisions mean Sweden and Germany now approve of Sharia law and may set a precedent for further introduction of Sharia law in the country. That means cases of slavery, mercy killings, and rape, all of which are approved of in some form in Sharia Law, could come before the court and be justified based on this precedent.