Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as “Marriage”

Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 26, 2011 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage |

Muslim “child-marriage” — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”

Appearing in Saudi papers on July 13, the fatwa complains 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.”

Fawzan insists that nowhere does Sharia set an age limit for marrying girls: like countless Muslim scholars before him, he relies on Koran 65:4, which discusses marriage to females who have not yet begun menstruating (i.e., are prepubescent) and the fact that Muhammad, Islam’s role model, married Aisha when she was 6 years old, “consummating” the marriage — or, in modern parlance, raping her — when she was 9.

The point of the Saudi fatwa, however, is not that girls as young as 9 can have sex, based on Muhammad’s example, but rather that there is no age limit whatsoever; the only question open to consideration is whether the girl is physically capable of handling her husband/rapist. Fawzan documents this point by quoting Ibn Batal’s authoritative exegesis of Sahih Bukhari:

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. 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. And their capability in this regard varies based on their nature and capacity. Aisha was 6 when she married the prophet, but he had sex with her when she was 9 [i.e., when she was deemed capable].

Fawzan concludes his fatwa with a warning: “It behooves those who call for setting a minimum age for marriage to fear Allah and not contradict his Sharia, or try to legislate things Allah did not permit. For laws are Allah’s province; and legislation is his excusive right, to be shared by none other. And among these are the rules governing marriage.”


tha malcontent said...

How sweet is that!

Joe said...

TM: Yeah, like sugar candy.

Lone Ranger said...

Let's not be sexist here. Muslims also believe there is nothing wrong with sex with boys. I think if anyone looked into it, they'd find that the bloodiest terrorists were sexually abused as children. That's one of the things that makes a serial killer.

Homosexuality was and is widely practised in Islamic conutries. To please the homosexuals among his followers he promised them pre-pubescent boys in Paradise. So after committing plunder, loot, rape and murder in this life, the followers of Islam get "rewarded" by untouched virginal youths who are fresh like pearls.

And before Ducky starts throwing his irrational world-view at me, here's some "scripture" to prove it.

The relevant verses from the Koran are:

Koran 52:24 - Round about them will serve, to them, boys (handsome) as pearls well-guarded.

Koran 56:17 - Round about them will serve boys of perpetual freshness.

Koran 76:19 - And round about them will serve boys of perpetual freshness: if thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered pearls.

Z said...

So, will Muslims in Detroit start this, too? And expect us to shut up because it's part of their religion and protestations of "Look at the MORMONS and multiple marriages" from CAIR?

Lone Ranger said...

Short answer: Yup.

Lisa said...

How disgustingly "Liberal" of them.

Susannah said...

Z~ that was my first thought too. Those barbarians want sharia to rule the U.S. too.

Heaven, help us.

Leticia said...

Those poor little girls! I can't imagine the terror and fear of having to submit to barbarism.

And yet, many people are convinced it is a peaceful, loving religion.

LR, is correct. They even have little boys provocatively dancing for them before they are umm....raped.

No way do we submit to Sharia Law. If the Muslims want it that bad, then they need to go back to their prospective Muslim countries.

Susannah said...

Leticia~ Why should they bother going back to Muslim countries? Our country is paving the way nicely for sharia law, even as we live & breathe.

Heaven, help us!!!