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Activists Slam Marriage of 12-Year-Old in Malaysia


Society & Culture  (tags: Child Bride )

Alexander
- 635 days ago - google.com
"The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)."



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Arthur S. (88)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 6:39 pm
Thank you for this
 

Russell R. (87)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:30 pm
I wonder how many goats the father was given to get rid of his daughter?
 

Czerny A. (18)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:37 pm
Disgusting pedophiles.
 

Louise Peacock (22)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:01 pm
Child molesters - this is disgusting.
 

Nimue P. (230)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:35 pm
It's a sad day when noone protects the children of the world.
 

Leia P. (7)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:24 pm
sick
 

Irene J. (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:51 pm
It says in the article that Malyasia is a "...developed country". Last time I checked Malaysia isn't considered to be a developed, or, progressive country. No country where Islam is predominant can be called 'developed' or 'civilized' or properly ready for this century, with the exception of maybe Turkey and Morocco (again, argueable). Islam is an illogical/ideologicall matrix of human right abuse, especially when comes to women and children.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:02 pm
SO wrong
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:54 pm
Arachaic and tragic.
 

Melania Padilla (176)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:55 pm
What the hell!
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:14 pm
"Girls below the age of 16 must obtain the permission of Islamic courts, which regulate civil matters for Muslims. But activists say such permission is too readily granted.

There was another outcry in October when two men, aged 19 and 22, were released on probation after courts convicted them of statutory rape.

In both cases the girls, aged 12 and 13, had not been forced, lawyers said.

But activists slammed the judges for freeing the men, saying the question of consent should not have arisen as the victims were below 16."

You can't sign a contract below the age of 18 in most countries, 21 in some places because you are not deemed capable of giving informed consent because of age. And that is what statutory rape means as well. A girl below the age of 16, in most American states, cannot legally give consent, she is too young. This is that only more egregious. 12 year olds cannot consent to marraige regardless whether the couple (and this putative husband is a sex offender) want to or not. In America he'd be headed for jail. Is that proper enough for her family? It should be as that is the only moral outcome here.

 

Cheryl Morel (4)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:24 pm
Malaysia is not a developed country, it is ruled and run by Islam and you only have to look at our world today because of these sick people.....Islam is filth.
 

valda p. (13)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:39 pm
These lttle girls have no say -they are regarded as chattel -we are all born -free -a human being ,-not so in some cultures -especially the male dominating ideology of -Islam who regard women in the same category as a camel or donkey,these men?who have an inferiotity complex where women are concered -and rightly so as they are- inferior because they are so- ignorant -uncivilised -barbaric -arrogant in their outlook to -everything .

They -because of their -twisted beliefs - deprive these little girls of a child hood -a life -the right for them to be what ever-they want to be and force them to live a life of misery and drudery -chained to them -subjected to their every whim ,children bearing -children to add to the Islamic -jihad -war on the -infidels -shame on them -as they are of course -following in the footsteps of their idol the perfect man-the pedophile prophet -Mahammad.-(no peace upon him )
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:19 pm
Cheryl more. Your obnoxious contribution is counterproductive, There are many Islamic countries in this world where they would be considered as "Developed." The largest Indonesia is one. There are others considered backward Afghanistan and The Yemen for starters. But the same can be said for some Christian communities. or even ,dare I say it, Southern Bible Belt States . There are many progressive Muslims as there are Christians.

To say Islam is filth is pure, ignorant, bigotry. Look in your Bible and you will see as much filth and objectionable material as there is in the Koran. I doubt that you own a Koran, I do, a Bible also. But then I am a, life long, atheist and I like to know what motivates the opposition, so that I am able to make an INTELLIGENT.
response.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Monday November 26, 2012, 9:21 pm
well said Tom Edgar
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday November 26, 2012, 10:16 pm
Russell, the younger is the bride - the higher is the price.

The lowest price, the last time I checked, was offered for university-educated girls. They talk to much and are not that obedient. The highest price was given for teenagers finishing courses of medical nurses.
 

Carola May (20)
Monday November 26, 2012, 11:05 pm
Tom Edgar, you claim to have a Qur'an but you seem to never have read it. The Qur'an alone makes little sense since much of it was lost and it is not written in its present form chronologically as it was first written by Mohammed. You also must read the hadith and sirah to make any sense of what it is saying.

For you to say that there are as many 'progressive' Muslims as there are progressive Christians is quite a statement! Where are your statistics to prove such a statement? There is nothing in the Gospels of Jesus that can be compared with what Mohammed said and did. Everything that Jesus taught - turn the other cheek, don't judge others, do no violence, love even your enemies - Mohammed taught the exact opposite. Everything. And just the life examples of Jesus and of Mohammed are like night and day.

Mohammed had hundreds of people beheaded and slaughtered, people tortured, he raped captive women, had sex with children, robbed passing caravans and plundered neighboring Jewish tribes, and had sex slaves. And Islam says he is the 'perfect man' who all Muslims should emulate.

Islam is the only religion that does NOT teach the Golden Rule (except for other Muslims), it is the only one that teaches its followers to 'kill disbelievers wherever you find them' and that those who criticize or leave it should be killed along with rape victims and gay people.

Owning these books means nothing if you've never read them. Read the Gospels (the only things that count for what Christians should follow. Anything else that contradicts what Jesus taught is not Christian) and the Qur'an, hadith (the sayings and actions of Mohammed) and the whitewashed sirah (Mohammed's bio).

Your silly comment shows you haven't studied really any of this. I have. Just ask your 'progressive' Muslims if they renounce the killings commanded by Mohammed of the above people and you'll find very few who will. There are Muslims who want Islam to be reformed and renounce all the hate and violence and they all live under death threats for suggesting it as Islam says the Qur'an is perfect for all time, so it can't be changed.

Jesus never commanded the killing of anyone, or the rape of anyone, or the robbery of anyone. He never did any of these awful things either - Mohammed did them all, and more. What schlock! (And no I'm not a Christian. I don't believe in any man-made religion.)
 

Ge M. (217)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:03 pm
Gene, actually many Muslim countries have a low marriage age. Egypt is planning 9 years and Iran dropping to 8 years from 9 years. "Legalised" paedophilia.

I have uploaded stories on this abuse as have others, little girls married to grown men.

And, where oh where are the anti-Semites to condemn this behaviour?
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
As an atheist, I'm not prone to using the following word but...THIS.....is an ABOMINATION!

This girl's life is now over. She'll never be educated or exposed to the world. She'll never have a chance to learn which talents are hers and she'll never know the joy of a career.

She's become a THING.....a POSSESSION.....

And THE RELIGION OF PEACE will claim she's being protected!
 

Phyllis Baxter (40)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:29 pm
Crazy cult condones pedophilia. Nothing to see here folks- move along.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:26 pm
Duh, what does this say about the men who marry children?
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 8:59 pm
Michael, they would probably say: I like children. They just spoil when they grow up. And now when I married underaged one, I feel like Muhammad myself and Allah is happy with me now.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:36 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Friday November 30, 2012, 10:16 am
What else can be expected from people who still live in the ages!
They just celebrated the year 1434 this november. That's 578 years behind the rest of the world.
Still savages!
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Friday November 30, 2012, 10:20 am
Tom Edgar, why so upset over Sheryl's comment?
I think she's right and I will add that all religions are filth. They are the main cause of abuse and bloodshed from the beginning of time.
 
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