Saturday, December 18, 2010
Mass Muslim Marriage: 450 Grooms Wed Girls Under Ten In Gaza
A gala event has occurred in Gaza .
Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for
four hundred and fifty couples.
Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties;
most of brides were under ten.
Muslim dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, a leader of Hamas, were on hand to congratulate the couples who took part in the carefully staged celebration.
We are saying to the world and to America that you cannot deny us joy and happiness, Zahar told the grooms, all of whom were dressed in identical black suits and hailed from the nearby Jabalia refugee camp.
Each groom received a gift of 500 dollars from Hamas.
The pre-pubescent girls, dressed in white gowns and adorned with garish make-up, received bridal bouquets.
We are presenting this wedding as a gift to our people who stood firm in the face of the siege and the war, Local Hamas strongman Ibrahim Salaf said in a speech.
The wedding photos tell the rest of the sordid tale.