Category Archives: Child Marriage

Phyllis Chesler on the Twisted Psychology of Jihad Brides

jihad bridesThe most barbaric bunch of blood-thirsty misogynists this side of Genghis Khan are yearning for western “brides”—and the “brides,” who will be no more than sex and reproductive slaves, are coming, via an internet campaign, to service ISIS’s male Jihadis in the Caliphate in formation in Syria and Iraq. There is a “marriage bureau” in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab for Western women in a marrying state of mind.

 Britain’s interior minister Theresa May warned that “we think around 400 UK-linked individuals have gone out to fight in Syria, mainly young men but also some women.” Officials worry that these numbers will rise “with the increased online activity luring vulnerable women to Syria.” The would-be “brides” are given point-by-point guidance on what to expect.”

 What is coming their way is far darker than Fifty Shades of Grey.

Read the rest of Dr. Phyllis Chesler’s article here.

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Saudi Mufti Says Child Marriage OK

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to edge closer to setting a minimum age for marriage have received a blow after the Grand Mufti said there was nothing wrong with girls below 15 getting married.

“There is currently no intention to discuss the issue,” Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh said, quoted by local daily Al Riyadh on Sunday.

In a bold attempt to force changes on the grounds, the justice ministry has been pushing for setting up the minimum age.

Two years ago, it submitted an integrated study on the negative psychological and social effects of underage marriages to religious scholars and requested a fatwa that sets a minimum age.

The study included medical, social and religious views as well as a set of recommendations, sources told the daily.

However, the scholars have not responded and the statement by the Grand Mufti seemed as a clear indication of the difficulties to impose a minimum age for marriages in the country.

Read the rest here.


Australian Muslim Married 12-Year-Old Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

1010996_627492440638251_1830136146_n copyA Lebanese student who married a 12-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child. The maximum penalty is a 25-year jail sentence.

The 26-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court yesterday via video link from Villawood Detention Centre, where he has been detained since his student visa was revoked.

Read the rest here. And more here.

Robert Spencer, an Islamic scholar, comments on this report:

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Read the rest of Spencer’s blog here.

Will Yemen Outlaw Child Marriage?

yemeni-child-brides-husbands-615 copyYemen’s human rights minister wants child marriage outlawed after an 8-year-old girl reportedly died of internal injuries that she suffered on her wedding night.

When reports emerged last week that a girl named Rawan, from the northern Yemeni town of Haradh, died a few days after being married off to a 40-year-old man, Yemenis were horrified.

International outrage quickly grew, as the alleged incident highlighted once again the extremely controversial issue of child marriage in Yemen — a country where the practice is still legal.

Residents of Haradh told local media outlets that Rawan’s cause of death was internal bleeding, believed to be the result of sexual intercourse that tore her uterus and other organs.

Read the rest here. 

Child marriage in Islam is here to stay. It is a part of Islamic doctrine and is canonized due to Mohammed marrying a six year old Aisha and consummating it when she was nine. Muslims are encouraged to emulate Mohammed since he is the perfect pattern for humanity.

From the hadith of Bukhari 7.62.88: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)”

The sex in the child marriage is only to take place when the girl has her menses. Perhaps Rawan had early puberty or then again, perhaps the husband is a pedophile with doctrinal permission.

What is it Like for Females in the Islamic State?

yazidi-woman-crying-afp copySlavery and rape are being used as “weapons of war” by Islamic State militants, reports The Guardian. More than 1,000 Yazidi women were captured by militants earlier this month with the younger women told they would be forcibly married to Islamic State fighters.

“Some are taken away and raped and a few have even been sold at Mosul’s main market,” reports the Daily Beast.

Some reports claimed that a group of Yazidi girls raped by Muslim fighters committed suicide shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, women in Mosul have been told not to go outside unless necessary and to cover themselves up in full Islamic dress. In the Syrian Islamic State stronghold city of Raqqa, reports emerged that women were even banned from sitting on chairs.

Read the rest here.

12 Year Old Bride Told Sharia Overrides Australian Law

Prophet-Muhammad-with-child-bride-aishaA child bride allegedly married off at 12 was told sharia law “overrides” Australian law, court documents revealed.

In a case that has brought awareness of secret child brides in Australia, the girl’s father and the 26-year-old man she “wed” were charged in February over numerous child sex offences.

Documents that formed part of a successful apprehended violence order application by police at the time against the girl’s “husband” state that the young girl “believed or had been informed that sharia law overrides the Australian law”.

“She stated that together with the accused they had been trying to get him registered as her legal guardian with Centrelink in order to obtain any welfare benefits they could,” the court documents state.

The police allege in the AVO document that the 26-year-old man, who was charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a child, admitted to officers on the day he was arrested that he had had sex with the girl daily since the religious ceremony in the living room of the girl’s Hunter Valley home on January 12.

Read the rest: 12-Year-Old Australian Bride Told Sharia Overrides National Law.   More here: Child Bride in Australia Told Sharia Trumps Law.

Islamic sharia law does not mention a marriageable age for females.  But Mohammed, the perfect pattern of mankind, married Aisha when she was six years old and consummated the marriage when she was nine.  So in Islam according to the sunnah, a man is permitted to marry a female at the onset of her menses, no matter what her age.

Islamic Clerics Say Child Marriages Are Legal

Stop Child MarriageWhen police raided a marriage ceremony in Karachi on Wednesday (May 14) and found a 46-year-old groom about to marry his 14-year-old bride, the wedding didn’t come as a shock to most here in this conservative Muslim country — the raid did.

The bride told police her marriage had been consensual, police officials said. Her age was listed as 18 on the marriage certificate.

Marrying off girls as young as 10 is still a widespread practice in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere in Asia and Africa, despite the prohibition of child marriage in some existing national and provincial laws. Between 2000 and 2010, about 24.4 million women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married before the age of 18, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund.

Now some lawmakers in Pakistan are hoping to end the practice by introducing harsher punishments for clerics, guardians and spouses involved in arranging child marriages across the country. The province of Sindh, whose capital is Karachi, outlawed the practice in late April — hence the raid.

The Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2014 introduced in the National Assembly in March proposes amending a 1929 law by making involvement in a child marriage a recognizable offense and creating stricter punishments, including two-year prison sentences or fines of up to $1,000.

Still, [Marvi]Memon and other bill supporters are facing stiff resistance from opponents to the bill, such as the Council of Islamic Ideology, a body charged with advising the government on Islamic law.

In March, the council ruled that laws related to the minimum age of marriage were against the teachings of the Quran and that children of any age could get married if they had reached puberty. They argue that the Prophet Muhammad took underage wives.

“Parliament should not legislate laws which are against the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah,” said Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani, the council’s chairman, referring to the Muslim holy book and oral traditions of the Prophet Muhammad.

Read more:  Islamic Clerics in Pakistan Say Child Marriage is Legal.

Pakistani Man Arrested for Buying 12 Year Old Girl

Poster about Pakistani child sexual abuseThe police on Tuesday night arrested a man who had allegedly ‘bought’ a girl from her brothers a year ago.

Model Town SP Tariq Aziz Sindhu told The Express Tribune that Mariam, youngest of seven siblings, lost her parents in a motorbike accident three years ago. She then started living with two of her brothers, Shamoon and Asif, in Bhai Pheru.

The SP said she was ‘sold off’ to a distant relative, Basheer Masih, for Rs40,000 a year ago.

He said Mariam ran away from Masih’s house in Youhanabad on Friday and went to her uncle Bhola Masih for help. He said her uncle brought her to the police.

Sindhu said the police found and arrested the man on Tuesday. He said he claimed he had married the girl at Model Town courts a year ago. He said the man could not furnish proof of the marriage.

“He is obviously lying as no court would allow him to marry a 12-year-old,” Sindhu said.

Sindhu said that the girl had accused the man and his 18-year-old nephew of sexually assaulting her.

Read the rest here.

Child Marriages in Pakistan

Child bride in PakistanShe was barely 12 years old and a student of class-V. I still remember how innocent Shaista looked in her bridal dress,” said Sulaiman while talking about his marriage. He was 17 then, and the couple spent three years together. “She never asked for a single pair of clothes or shoes. She was too afraid to talk to me as I often beat her to teach her manners. Despite my best efforts, she remained stubborn.”

Sulaiman wanted her to be more diligent in getting his shoes polished and clothes pressed. He also wanted his wife to be flirtatious and smiling constantly. “One day I asked her to give me a glass of water and she retorted, ‘what for’? So, I divorced her, despite the fact that we had a beautiful baby boy,” he explained.

Sulaiman, a resident of Akhorwal area of Darra Adam Khel, then married another girl who was 16 years old and was what he calls a ‘better wife’.

Thus, the cycle of child marriages continues in the country.

Read the rest: Child Marriage in Pakistan    (hat tip to Halal Porkchop)

Mohammed married his second wife Aisha when she was 6 years old and consummated the marriage when she was 9.  Mohammed is the example of the perfect man and the pattern for all Muslim men to follow. For an in-depth look at pedophilia and child marriages in Islam, read this.

8-Year-Old Girl Married to 26-Year-Old Man to Settle Dispute

Child bride in AfghanistanA local jirga in Shamali area of Battagram [Afghanistan] has decided to marry off an eight-year-old girl to a 26-year-old man to settle a dispute between two families.

Local sources said that the jirga was held last week to settle a dispute, which was result of the second marriage of the father of the minor girl. They said that father of the minor girl eloped with a married woman few years ago.

The custom of handing over women to rival party for settling a dispute is called vani in the area. The practice is still common in remote parts of upper Hazara.

Read the rest: Forced Child Marriage: 8-Year-Old Girl Married to Settle Dispute.

This is typical behavior in the ignorant tribal honor/shame culture of Afghanistan.  This is the same culture that spawned Islam and sharia law.  And since the doctrine and laws can not be changed or modernized, this primitive behavior will always belong to the ummah, the believers in Islam, no matter what country they colonize, whether it’s Afghanistan or America.  Don’t think that just because Islam has come to the West, that it will modernize and will accept our culture and laws. Islam is a theocracy whose ideology and politics trump ours, for it is from Allah and is divine and ours is from filthy kafirs.