Celebrating Diversity: Do We Celebrate Child Marriage Too?

Ms. Magazine Runs Mock Cover Highlighting Child Brides in Islam
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Pamela Geller
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In what could only be called a pig-flying moment (no halal pun intended), Ms. Magazine has published a mock magazine cover featuring “child brides.” And while it doesn’t specifically say Islam, it screams it — from the hijab to the references to Yemen ( an Islamic country) and acid attacks (notoriously Islamic).So many Muslim countries under the sharia allow child marriage, in accordance with  Muhammad’s preferences for child brides.Just last week, women in Iraq protested new sharia legislation approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls (the age Muhammad consummated his marriage with his favorite wife, Aisha)  and automatically give child custody to fathers.

And while it wasn’t Ms. Magazine’s idea, they were picking up the post from a crowdfunder site, they did run it, and for a sharia-compliant media, that is something.

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Who needs childhood anyway?

Catapult backs up the covers with compelling statistics:

  • 14 million young girls will be forced into child marriages this year.
  • In New York City, the average age a girl first falls victim to commercial sexual exploitation is only 13.
  • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked into slavery each year, the majority being girls.

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One thought on “Celebrating Diversity: Do We Celebrate Child Marriage Too?”

  1. Diversity is one of the most inane concepts to ever come out of the liberal agenda. I mean, WTF does diversity have to do with anything but a liberal concept of the way things “should be” according to the liberal agenda? “Diversity” makes me want to vomit.

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