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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Muhammed was a Paedophile [E]
- By Raymond Ibrahim (edited by Paul Murphy)
... Islam permits pedophilia in the guise of "marriage": Top Saudi cleric, 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."
... Consider, for example, this Muslim cleric discussing Muhammad's marriage to the ch...ild Aisha when she was nine. Far from blushing for shame, the cleric actually uses this anecdote to boast of the prophet's "patience" and "magnanimity."
... Aisha's own account in Sahih Bukhari is telling enough: she talks about how her mother hurriedly prepared her and then "handed" her over to Muhammad, and how "nothing surprised me but the coming of Allah's Apostle to me in the forenoon."
The cleric continues:
"The prophet allowed her to continue playing with her toy dolls — indeed, the prophet even sometimes gave her such things to play with... "
... Islam, according to the example of Muhammad, expects older Muslim husbands to be patient with their younger wives: "The older husband should not expect the younger wife to be at his level of maturity; rather, he should go down to her level, for he is capable, whereas she is not."
... because they [Muslim clerics] cannot condemn or ignore his practices, they inevitably go to great lengths to rationalize or justify them — to find the good in every situation their prophet was involved in, while being oblivious to all the bad.
Thus here we have a cleric straining to finding a positive aspect to Muhammad's pedophilia — that he was patient and indulgent of his child-bride — while ignoring the heart of it: that the man Islam is built around desired to have sex with a child in the first place.