I may be the lone dissident on this thread, but here goes: The Muslims of Syria didn’t invent teen marriage. Hell, Romany of Europe, whose average life span is 45 years, arrange their kids in marriage at 12 & 13.
Should Europeans not recognize their marriages, either? I’ve had Puerto Rican & Cuban friends who married in their teens. Should they be considered unwed?
I’m not going to sympathize with the judge who was OK with the husband beating his wife. But some of what was presented in the Original Poster’s link, like judges ordering soon to be ex husbands to pay their soon to be ex wives dowry gifts promised—good for them!
If Muslims live in Germany, do we say they cannot be married in an Islamic ceremony? Or be expected to live by its terms, including promise of a gift—which goes to the wife, not the husband?!
Incidentally I’ll have to do some searching around. But I do believe in the U S there have been court cases involving Muslim ex husbands wanting to get out of paying that dowry, citing living in the U S & “separation of church and state”, which really is a bunch of hog wash.
Judge said no no. You got married; you promised per that marital contract a gift to your wife; and you’re going to give it to her even though you’re divorcing.