And what happens when the poor are repeatedly harmed?
The Old Testament prophet Amos castigated the high priests of Israel for taking advantage of the poor. Amos, a dresser of sycamore trees, said stop harming the poor or else …. And the High Priest who conspired with the King got the prophet Amos to leave and go back to his home.
Today, the same stuff goes on. And the poor are still harmed by the wealthy in collusion with the those who make the laws in Islam:
Today, wealthy Islamic society condone the same behavior that went on a couple thousand years ago:
Wealthy tourists from the Persian Gulf are paying to marry under-age Egyptian girls just for the summer, according to a report.
These temporary marriages are not legally binding and end when the men return to their homes in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
The tourists pay a ‘dowry’ to poor families through intermediaries with prices ranging from £320 to £3,200.
This is a form of legal dodge ball where all the little laws get obeyed and the deplorable is sanctified.
No foreigner can marry an Egyptian girl if there is an age difference of 10 years, according to state laws. But parents and marriage brokers are getting round the restriction.
Sex before marriage is banned under Islamic law and most hotels and landlords demand proof before allowing a couple to share the same room.
But the report found that many parents will marry their daughter without her consent and often the girls agree to the arrangement because their families have no money….