But Saudi Arabia is such a godly place! The home of Islam, favored by Allah – how could there be anything bad going on there?
The fact is that so long as 1.5 billion people believe a man who married a 6-year-old and began having sex with her when she was nine is a “holy prophet,” we will continue to see this sort of sociopathology. The Saudis are simply following the lead of Islam’s founder. If we do not recognize that fact, many millions of more children will suffer this horrendous fate.
Saudi Arabia has a serious child-marriage problem….
It’s emblematic of the nation’s struggle between modernity and traditional Islam. But the lives of thousands of little girls are being destroyed as the Saudi government ponderously debates a solution.
Child marriage has been acceptable, even encouraged, in many Islamic states since the religion was born. After all, among the prophet Muhammad’s dozen wives was Aisha, who is believed to have been 6 or 7 years old when the two were married….
This “marriage” and subsequent marital rape of Aisha are recorded in several Islamic texts, including:
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). — Bukhari 7.62.88
While many Muslims shriek about “insults” concerning their “holy prophet,” those of us who are revolted by child “marriage” (institutionalized rape) will continue to find Mohammed’s example itself to be highly insulting to our morality.