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Published:October 30th, 2009 19:42 EST
112-Year-Old Man Marries 17-Year-Old Child Bride!

112-Year-Old Man Marries 17-Year-Old Child Bride!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Hundreds of people have attended a wedding in central Somalia between a man who says he is 112 years old, and his teenage wife.

Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who already has 13 children by five wives - said he would like to have more with his new wife, Safia Abdulleh, who is 17 years old.

"Today God helped me realise my dream," Mr Dore said, after the wedding in the region of Galguduud." Read More


Somalia is a failed nation state: A cesspool of piracy, tribal conflict, endemic crime and Islamic extremism.

Before Somalia can even dream of becoming a self-sustaining nation it must address the problem of overpopulation. Unfortunately, Somalia is ruled by Islamic warlords who venerate the Koran, which teaches that a husband can have multiple wives.

In a sane world Ahmed Muhamed Dore would be forcibly sterilized. But in the Islamic paradise of Somalia, this old goat is free to marry yet again to a child bride who will bear him even more children.

"Today God helped me realize my dream" Dore exclaimed after the wedding. This decrepit old man`s dream is his child bride`s nightmare. If there`s a God in heaven, I don`t think it`s his will for a man who lives in an impoverished nation to have six wives and 13 children (and counting).

Neither the United States nor the United Nation should give one dime to Somalia until this failed state bans the practice of a man taking multiple wives.

Let the Muslim nations provide food and financial aid to Somalia, let`s focus our attention on the millions of our own countrymen who don`t have enough food to eat in these hard economic times.