Number of Muslim child brides on the rise

Number of Muslim child brides on the rise
Tahani (in pink) married her husband, Majed, at age six. He was 25.
Tahani (in pink) married her husband, Majed, at age six. He was 25.

Grand Mufti authorizes marriage for girls as young as ten…

They can’t purchase alcohol nor drive a car, but Muslim girls as young as 12-years-old are permitted to marry in Malaysia, as reported by The Jakarta Post on 19 December, 2012.

Shari’a courts in the Southeast Asian nation are granting more applications for minor-aged girls to marry, usually to men who have already reached adulthood.

Nur Fazira Saad, a 12-year-old Muslim girl in the Malaysian town of Johor, was recently allowed to marry her 19-year-old boyfriend, Mohd Fahmi Alias

According to her parents, they approved of the marriage “to prevent her from sinning and having premarital sex.”

A Culture Of Pedophilia…

Crossing cultures from Morocco to Indonesia, child brides are widespread throughout the Muslim World, and have been so since the inception of Islam.

To exacerbate the situation, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah recently issued a fatwa (religious ruling) authorizing marriage for girls as young as 10 years old.

Last year a similar fatwa by Salafi preacher Sheikh Mohamed al-Maghrawi allowing girls as young as nine to marry was condemned by Morocco’s Supreme Scientific Council.

The council said it lacked religious validity because it was based on only one case—the marriage of Prophet Mohamed to Aisha, who he wed when she was six and consummated the marriage when she reached the age of nine.

The US Army also recognized widespread homosexuality pedophilia in Afghanistan, citing both as “taboo” Islamic subjects for American troops to ever discuss with their Afghan allies at pain of possible death.

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T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He is the founder of the blog Unapologetically Rude and has written for Examiner and other blogs.

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