Claim: A rumor on social media claims that a judge in Montana allowed a Muslim man to marry a nine-year-old girl.
Fact: The photograph used in the claim was for a public awareness campaign highlighting the issue of child marriage. The people in the photograph were actors. The judge in the picture was Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina.
Child marriage is an issue in America. More than 200,000 minors were married between 2000 and 2015, according to a report from PBS’ “Frontline.”
But a Muslim judge in Montana did not approve the marriage of a 9-year-old girl to a Muslim man, as has been widely reported online.