Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Child Marriages Or Child Brides Justified

You tube has a video of Shaykh Bilal Philips attempting to say that child marriages or child brides isn't the same thing. You see they are married, and according to him once a girl hits puberty according to law they can marry. If a man for 50 years old for example wishes to take an 11 year old as his bride THAT is not Pedophilia. He took examples of France, England, USA people going to countries like asia that sell their children off for other's pleasures, and leave as a good cause for pedophilia. They aren't doing the same thing. They marry the girls. If the girl Menstrual period has started then she is ready for marriage. They said that is consenual marriage. HOW a child of that age knows what they are consenting to I will never know. I'm sure some are very aware, and don't wish to do this...but then you have 'honor' issue.

He mentions that 1,400 YEARS ago in England and other countries marriage at that age happened all the time! You see their lifes were shorter, and if you were 50 you are on your way out...if NOT before! Are you going to call them into pedophilia.

I don't know about you but the society I grew up in doesn't do alot of things that they did in the past. I don't remember the last time one of my neighbors threw human waste in the middle of the street either. They didn't have toilets, and they didn't know how they were spreading disease and all the rest around. They changed that with findings it was causing health issues, but I guess if you want to use this agruement that would fine as well now if you do that also? Girls that young may have Menstrual periods, but alot of times they bodies aren't ready to bare children. Their maturity level isn't ready for a position within a marriage. Maybe we figured that out with time as well, and are we to ignore that? They say Prophet Mohammed consummated his marriage to his favourite wife when she was 9, but I don't think they truly KNEW the consquences of doing so at such a young age. Are they saying he would have done it if he had known this?

Above a youtube poster interruptation of such insanity that marrying a young girl off is moral. It seems ACT also doesn't agree with their interruptation either. These men need to stop justifying forced rape upon children like Nujood Ali, and others like her. They need to realize they are harming these girls, and I can't believe they would say that would honor Allah. Sorry - I don't buy it. They are called child marriages for a reason - they are children! They are child brides for that same reason.

Morocco shuts schools advocating child marriage

Dhimmi Watch Mentioned:

Morocco shuts down Qur'anic schools advocating child marriage
Anti-Sharia Alert -- although there are certain to be protests from traditional Muslims against this, since there is an abundance of evidence from the Islamic sources that Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.

Aired on LBC TV (Lebanon) - June 19, 2008 Dr. Ahmad Al-Mub'i, a Saudi Marriage Officiant: It Is Allowed to Marry a Girl at the Age of One, If Sex Is postponed. The Prophet Muhammad, Whose Model We Follow, Married 'Aisha When She Was Six and Had Sex with Her When She Was Nine.'

Okay fine tradition and cultures are different all over the world. The last line of the video, "Who said all men are ferocious wolves!". What has that got to do with anything? Nujood Ali was very lucky someone took pity on her, because it seems even her family felt they couldn't protect her against the ferocious wolf she married! When you have an environment in which nothing can be done about this, or the odds against you are HUGE of doing anything about it...that's called enabling the problem to continue! They do nothing about the ferocious wolves, and yet use the excuse that not ALL men are. Oh yeah - that will solve alot!

The article continues:

Authorities in Morocco have shut down around 60 Koranic schools belonging to a Muslim theologian who argues that girls as young as nine can marry, officials said today.

The authorities also plan to close down the Internet site on which Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui decreed earlier this month that the marriage of nine-year-old girls is allowed by Islam.

The sheikh said his decree was based on the fact that the Prophet Mohammed consummated his marriage to his favourite wife when she was that age.

Lawyers, the media, and finally Muslim scholars rounded on Maghraoui for effectively seeking to legalise pedophilia.

The gentlemen in the video seems to legalize pedophilia! Shutting down schools that feel this practice is acceptable is fine, but what else is being done to stop this? There are alot of Nujood Ali's out there!

Child Brides sanctioned by the Prophet Mohammed

As I do more reading about Mujood Ali and other child brides we find that some clerics feel this is sanctioned by Prophet Mohammed. As you remember CBS News Reported:

Nujood Ali was married at the age of nine to a man three times her age. It’s not an uncommon practice. Roughly half of Yemeni girls are married before 18, some as young as 8 years old. But it’s unusual and unlawful for those marriages to be consummated before the bride turns 15. But in Nujood’s case, her husband didn’t wait. And after enduring several weeks of abuse, Nujood one morning boarded a bus to head off to court in the city of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. There she would wait for a judge to notice her. And there she would tell him, "I want a divorce."

He took her home to shelter her from her family, and then introduced her to Shada Nassar, one of a handful of female lawyers who is a staunch women’s rights advocate. Based on her husband’s own admission that he had slept with her, Nujood was granted a divorce. Since then, she’s inspired other girls forced into marriage to seek divorces. And she’s viewed by many in her country with bringing attention to a dangerous practice.

YES it would seem a very dangerous practice since girls of that age aren't mature enough to truly handle this role.

The Daily Nation reports:

Undoubtedly having heard of Nujood’s case, Mr Maghraoui, a Sulfist, issued the fatwa in June. He gave a crude rationale. A nine-year-old girl, he said, “has the same sexual capacity as a woman of 20 and over.” Moreover, “girls that age give better benefits than adult women.”

Lawyers, the media, Muslim scholars and the High Council of Ulemas hit back on what they considered legalisation of paedophilia. Authorities shut down Mr Al Maghraoui’s operations, including the website that carried the fatwa.

How completely sick is that? GIRLS that age give better benefits tha adult women? This man can say what he wishes, but I can't shallow the fact that any prophet would encourage pedophilia.

Defination: As a medical diagnosis, it is defined as a psychological disorder in which an adult experiences a sexual preference for prepubescent children.

The story continues:

Opponents of the practice tend to use high-sounding phraseology like “abuse of children’s rights” in condemnation. Simply, child brides suffer complications in pregnancy and delivery. Death hovers. Deliveries tend to be premature. Infant mortality is high and baby weight is low. That’s useless procreation.

Those engaging in child marriages operate on a myth that a girl is ready for marriage, hence childbirth, on menstruation.

Rubbish! Medically, menstruation is just an occurrence in a journey from childhood to adulthood. The journey’s duration varies from individual to individual. Hence, a tendency exists to advocate marriage at a safer age, for example 18.

Evidence exists that those who engage in the practice of child marriages inflict bodily and psychological pain. Unfortunately, international effort to fight the practice isn’t anywhere commensurate to the problem a la the fight against HIV/Aids.

Moreover, the practice is so much of a waste. Asked what she planned to do, Nujood said she would return to school and study to be a lawyer or journalist. Kids have dreams, hopes and goals. Why shatter them?

Why shatter them? They have better benefits for the MEN! Bleck!

It seems this cause for young child brides is being brought front and center somewhat. I can't believe that people actually believe that Child Brides are sanctioned by the Prophet Mohammed.