Monday, November 16, 2009

Love Accepts All Things

Love may be deaf, dumb and blind; but, now it apparently does not discriminate based on age either. Last month, a marriage took place in Somalia where there was a 95-year age difference between the bride and the groom. No, that was not a typo - there is a difference in age of 95 years.

The BBC reported the intriguing case of a 112-year-old man and his 17-year-old bride.

The wedding took place in the village of Guriceel in central Somalia, one of the poorest countries in the world.

Ahmed Muhamed Dore now has six wives and 18 children. He said he would like to be a father again with his teenage bride, Safia Abdulleh. Safia is young enough to be her husband's great-great-granddaughter.

"Today God helped me realize my dream," Dore said after the wedding ceremony in the region of Galguduud.

"I didn't force her; but, used my experience to convince her of my love; and, then we agreed to marry," Dore continued. Apparently, Dore has loved her for many years. He stated that he waited for her to grow up before he proposed to her.

Safia's family said their daughter is "happy with her new husband."

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