Tim BlairÂ –Â Monday,Â FebruaryÂ 10,Â 2014Â (4:45am)
The Muslim convert father of the 12-year-old girl at the centre of a child sex case following her “marriage” to a 26-year-old foreigner confessed his unhappiness at their union, but said “it was not my decision”.
But the fifth-generation Australian man, who allowed the pair to be married by an imam in his Hunter Valley home on January 12, now says he fears she is going to “die” from a broken heart.
He also addressed public outrage on the case following the 26-year-old Lebanese man’s arrest on Thursday, saying he might “cop a little bit of abuse off people but I will have to cope with that”.
This bloke seems to be a few hadiths short of a full Koran:
“My daughter was not going to change her mind, I couldn’t talk her out of it,’’ he said.
“Him being 26 was not a big concern to meÂ because I was not marrying him. I was not happy with it but it was not my decision.”
Despite hosting his underage daughter’s marriage, the father hasn’t been charged with any offences.