An Afghan cleric is attempting to defend his 'marriage' to a six-year-old girl
An Afghan cleric has defended his marriage to a six-year-old girl, saying she was a “religious offering” to him. Mohammad Karim, who is believed to be in his sixties, was arrested after marrying the girl. He has told officials that he had been given the girl as a “religious offering” by her parents, Agence France-Presse reports. However, her parents reportedly claim she was abducted without their consent from the Herat province.