• Underage “marriages” rise in the UK as they claim young girls’ lives in the Middle East

    Child Brides
    Sharia apologists are quick to cast doubt on the story of Aisha, yet, in many Muslim majority countries the story is used to justify underage “marriages”. Image credit: voiceofcopts.org

    Downright creepy.

    The clerics were approached by man  posing as  the father of a 12-year-old  who wanted her to marry to  prevent her being  tempted into a decadent Western lifestyle.

    Imam  Mohammed Kassamali, of the Husaini  Islamic Centre in Peterborough,  stressed the need for secrecy with such a  ceremony.

    He allegedly said: ‘If it (the  marriage) was  not possible, I would  have told you straight away… I  would love the  girl to go to her husband’s houses (sic) as soon as  possible, the younger the  better. [Emphasis added.]

    ‘Under sharia (Islamic law) there is  no  problem. It is said she should see her first sign of puberty at the  house of  her husband.

    ‘The problem is that we cannot explain such  things (the marriage) if the girl went tomorrow (to the authorities).

    ‘The other thing is the underage  thing and  if tomorrow the girl is,  let’s say coerced or forced into   this, and  she goes and reports it to the police then she will put all of us into the  problems.’

    He explained how the Prophet Muhammad had  married a seven-year-old girl before adding: ‘We are his followers, and that is  what you have to explain (to your daughter).’

    I know, you are followers of quite a freak.

    Farooq Murad, of the Muslim Council  of Britain,  said: ‘We are strongly opposed to it on the basis that it is illegal under the  law of the land where we are living and even under  sharia it is highly  debatable.’

    Well try telling that to this girl:

    A 13-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal injuries four days after a  family-arranged marriage to a man almost twice her age, a human rights group  said.

    Ilham Mahdi al Assi died last Friday in a hospital in Yemen’s Hajja province,  the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said, quoting a medical report.

    And we are likely to hear more such stories from the UK in the future.

    More than 1,000 of the 8,000 forced  marriages  of Britons each year are believed to involve girls of 15 or  under, with one  case last year allegedly involving a girl of five.

    Funny those who use stories of questionable validity (even among Muslims) to make underage girls “consent” to this kind of abuse are quick to call consesual relationships between adults “immoral”, sometimes universally.

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