This mosque should be shut down at once.
Forced child marriage is not acceptable on our shores.
The 14-year-old, dressed in a light blue head scarf, can be seen in the a tiny room at the back of a suburban mosque preparing to wed a man she’s allegedly only known for only a few days.
“Sign here,” a man tells the groom as he looks at a document and the mother watches on and gives her full blessing.
The man had allegedly handed over $1480 gold necklace in exchange for his new bride.
“… do you take… to be your wife?” a man asks.
The groom responds.
“Do you take… to live together and live according to Islam?” the teen is asked.
“Yes,” she responds.
The deal is done in minutes.
“As a wife you have a duty to obey your husband,” the man tells the newly wed bride.
The video highlights the startling reality surrounding child brides and their existence in Australia.
Family and Community Services minister Pru Goward said it was “deeply disturbing” to think of children in arranged marriages to grown men.