Those pesky infidel laws!
A MAN who claimed it was culturally acceptable for him to have a sexual relationship with a primary-school child who later bore him a son will spend up to 10 years in jail.
The 31-year-old, now classified as a pedophile, had claimed his cultural background meant age was not a relevant factor in choosing a wife or sexual partner, the County Court in Melbourne heard.
Religion of pedophiles:
But in sentencing the man, who migrated as a refugee from a north-Asian country, Judge Lisa Hannan said his continued sexual relationship with the girl – from the age of eight until she fell pregnantÂ – was repulsive and defied morality.
The court heard the man, who was married to an adult at the time of the offending and already had a child, had an IQ in the bottom 5 per cent for his age group.
“Your conduct is abhorrent to anyone with even a shred of decency or moral compass,” Judge Hannan said.
“Whether or not it may or might have been acceptable in any culture in any part of the world is irrelevant.”
The court heard the man, who pleaded guilty to charges of persistent sexual abuse of a minor and child stealing, had told authorities in his cultural background “there were no restrictions on age” for a relationship.
He is correct:
New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’
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,Â married Aisha when she was 6 years old, “consummating” the marriage â€” or, in modern parlance,Â rapingÂ her â€” when she was 9. Â (Raymond Ibrahim has more)
But Judge Hannan said the man knew he was breaking Australian law, that he initially lied about having sex with the child and attempted to procure an abortion before a baby was born in 2010.
“You knew what you were doing was wrong,” the judge said.
Judge Hannan, in setting a seven-year minimum, said his “disgraceful desires” had “robbed her of her childhood”.
Judge Hannan also disputed the extent of the man’s remorse, noting he continued to try to justify his relationship with her – including saying he loved her “for real”.
“I do not think you are truly remorseful … indeed you still seek to justify it.”
Indeed. What could be wrong with it when Profit Muhammad, the perfect man, al insan al kamil, showed the Muslims how its done for all time and any place?
But wait, there’s more:
Australia: Sharia-Sanctioned Polygamy and Child Marriage
July 21st, 2011 by Andrew Bostom |
Despite an overall apologetic tone borne of transparent obeisance to cultural relativism, Â two legal academics, Dr Ann Black and Dr Kerrie Sadiq from The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law are “suggesting” in their research publication, “Good & Bad Sharia: Australia’s mixed response to Islamic Law” (due to be published in the University of New South Wales Law Journal on Monday July 25, 2011) that,
AustraliaÂ is right to act with caution in dealing with Sharia law.
Why are even theseÂ obviouslyÂ devout votaries of the academic social religion of cultural relativism concerned about the practice of Sharia in Australia at all, or what they term, with revealing euphemism, “legal pluralism?”
One reason was extracted from the forthcoming paper of Drs. Black and Sadiq, and cited by The Australian’s legal affairs editor,Â Chris Merrit:
Valid Muslim polygynist marriages, lawfully entered into overseas, are recognised, with second and third wives and their children able to claim welfare and other benefits.
Merrit’s background article on Black and Sadiq’s findings alsoÂ notedÂ how this practice of Muslim polygamy in AustraliaÂ involved “marriages where one party is under the lawful marriage age.”Â And Merrit provided this additionalÂ context:
The findings come soon after Ikebal Patel, president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, triggered a backlash inside the Islamic community when he called for Australia to compromise with Islam and embracelegal pluralism.
…The latest research has found that while polygamy is unlawful, mainstream law accommodates men who arrive in Australia with multiple wives and gives some legal standing to multiple partnerships that originate in Australia.
More alarming “context”Â notÂ addressed by the report of Drs. Black and Sadiq, and in fact dismissed byÂ Dr. BlackÂ in these words, “The ‘foreignness’ of Sharia law is increased by media reports which highlight ‘differences’ and feed into fears about the Muslim presence in Australia,” was provided by TheÂ Australian Daily Telegraph:
On Sunday, a recent convert to Islam in Sydney was allegedly lashed 40 times with electrical cable by men from his mosque, in a terrifying home invasion, as punishment for drinking alcohol â€“ forbidden under Shariah law. Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack.
The staid report by two Australian cultural relativist academics should (but won’t) make our mainstream media talking heads curious about how mainstream Islamic opinion views polygamy in the United States. For example, what have the esteemed mainstream Islamic clerics of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) opined regarding polygamy? TheÂ AMJAÂ mission statement maintains:
[The AMJA was] founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America. … AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but insteadÂ provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities.
A report inÂ The Muslim ObserverÂ published October 21, 2010, highlighting AMJA’s “seventh annual American conference of imams,” confirms that the organization isÂ acceptedÂ as such by the mainstream American Muslim community. AMJA and its recent “training” conference for American imams weredescribedÂ in these banal terms:
The organization AMJA (Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America) has a list of scholars associated with it which stretches from Al-Azhar University to Virginia’s Open University, and back across the ocean to the professors at Saudi universities. Its website, amjaonline.com, provides fatawa on many issues and promises 24-hour access to scholars who can give legal opinions on the issues people face. AMJA focuses on providing fatwas to Americans, and believes it is able to provide culturally appropriate fatwas although many of their scholars are not Americanâ€“because they have some American scholars and because of the technological ties that bind AMJA’s American scholars with those abroad. AMJA just had, in Houston, its seventh annual American conference of imams, and two local Michigan imams attended, namely Imam Musa of Bloomfield’s Muslim Unity Center, and Imam Ali of MCWS. Mr. Sadiqul Hassan of AMJA explained that “the event was the 7th annual imam workshop.” Mr. Hassan said that AMJA is “a fiqh council basically,” with “scholars who live abroad and inside the U.S.; we have experts in different fields to educate about life in the U.S. â€” fatwa are based on life in the U.S.”
Not only does AMJA extol polygamy in accordance with the Sharia, AMJA endorses its extra-legal (i.e, vis a vis US law) application here in America, as can be readily gleaned from these two “fatwas” or Islamic legal rulings:
FatwaÂ 2134Â Dr. Main Khalid Al-Qudah Â Date 2006-10-27
Polygamy in Islam is permissible for different reasons, like:
1- The sexual energy of men is more than that of women in general. So, in some cases, one wife is not enough to fulfill the conjugal desire of her husband
2- Pregnancy and delivery negatively affect the shape and physical attraction that women have.
3- World wide, the percentage of females is always more than that of males, eventually, there must be a solution, either to permit adultery and prostitution, or to allow polygamy
4- One husband could take care of more than one wife at the same time; socially, financially, and even sexually as I mentioned above. However, the opposite is not right because of the physical and psychological capability that Allah the all mighty gave men.
FatwaÂ 3370Â Scholar Dr. Hatem al-Haj Â Date 2007-08-08
Comment from Muslim questioner: We know that polygamy is against USA law. But I heard from my friend that as long as you don`t register your marriage to the registrar, it is okay to have more than one wife here in the states, i.e., all the wives are living here. The argument that he made was that the law that prohibits marrying more than one is against the shaariah so, it is okay for us to break it…There are some scholars in the USA are practicing polygamy without the knowledge of the authorities using that argument….
Dr. Hatem al-Haj’s response: Polygamy is halal in Islam and may be highly recommended when the number of females is bigger than that of males to afford all females a decent life that suffices their physiologic, emotional and other needs.Â The US law about polygamy is against the Islamic law, for no one can make prohibited that which Allah specifically made allowable.