IT has never been disputed, as far as I am aware, that the lunatic who concocted Islam liked ‘em young. Very young. And because the “prophet” laid claim to a girl called Aisha when she was just six, and nailed her when she was nine, a mindset now exists within Islam that, to put it bluntly, kiddy-fiddling is perfectly OK.
Indeed, a couple of weeks ago a prominent Saudi cleric went on the offensive over this very issue. Dr Salih bin Fawzan issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for girls to marry, “even if they are in the cradle,” and that the only criterion is that:
They are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men.
Fawzan went on to complain that:
Uninformed interference with Sharia rulings by the press and journalists is on the increase, posing dire consequences to society, including their interference with the question of marriage to small girls who have not reached maturity, and their demand that a minimum age be set for girls to marry.
He went on to state that:
The ulema [Islam's interpreters] have agreed that it is permissible for fathers to marry off their small daughters, even if they are in the cradle.Â But it is not permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men.Â And their capability in this regard varies based on their nature and capacity.Â Aisha was six when she married the prophet, but he had sex with her when she was nine [ie when she was deemed capable].
This prompted Islam watcher Raymond Ibrahim to comment:
Sharia law is nothing less than a legal system built atop the words and deeds of a 7th century Arab, whose behaviour – from pedophilia and sex-slavery to war mongering and plundering – was very much that of a 7th century Arab.Â Having enticed or enslaved his contemporaries into following him, his teachings continue to entice and enslave their descendants; and, now as then, it is always the innocent who suffer.
Given that Muslims don’t dispute that Mo enjoyed diddling young girls – and that some, like Fawzan are actually insistent that Muslim men should be freely allowed to ape his paedophilia, it beggars belief that the Australian Communications and Media Authority should place radio presenter Michael Smith under investigation for simply stating (erroneously, as it happens; he was wrong about Aisha’s various ages) that Mohammed:
Married a nine-year-old and consummated [the marriage] when she was 11.