There are many places where Muhammad can buy a 10-year old bride for $ 1.000 dollars….


‘Child Marriages: 10 Year-Old Girls Traded for Rs. 100,000 [Approximately $1,150]’

Because Mohammed, profit of Islam, married Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. Because Mohammed was the perfect man who gave his followers a beautiful pattern of conduct, to be emulated by all the believers, for all time.

On November 29, 2010, police officials in the Pakistani town of Sheikhupura raided a wedding hall and arrested the bridegroom and wedding guests as the marriage of a six year-old girl, Uzma, was being performed. Bilal Zafar, a local police officer, confirmed the arrest of Maulvi Ghaus, the cleric who was performing the marriage, as well as the 23 year-old bridegroom. Zafar stated, “we received a tip-off about the marriage but it took us a while to find the place as the wedding was being conducted in secret.”

The incident drew an angry response from a newspaper reader, who wrote: “Surely this is a sign of pedophilia; how else does one justify a man in his 20s marrying a girl who is just six years-old? Why are we as a society so tolerant of such barbaric and medieval practices?” It seems that a large number of child marriages are taking place in Pakistan, especially in the rural areas of Sindh province, though only a few such cases are actually reported by the Pakistani media.

Sujag Sansar Organization, a children’s rights charity working in the Dadu district of Sindh province, carried out a survey last year to assess the views of local families in six villages of the district. The organization believes the views of these families to be representative of the entire province. According to the survey’s findings, some of the reasons for child marriages are: the tribal system of Watta Satta (exchange of brides between families), which is believed to be a key factor; financial reasons; and families’ belief that underage marriage is not wrong. In addition, the survey notes that elders also arrange marriages of boys at young ages due to a lack of education and recreational facilities 

In the Dadu district a local journalist was found dead last year after reporting on the marriage of a young girl. A newspaper reader argued recently that child marriages are taking place because government officials are not implementing the provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act [of] 1929, which dictates: (1) Punishment for a male adult above 18 years of age for marrying a female child under 16 years of age; (2) punishment for performing such a child marriage; and (3) punishment for negligently failing to prevent the performance of a child marriage.

The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper that has focused on this issue, recently published a report titled, “Child Marriages: 10 Year-Old Girls for Rs. 100,000,” highlighting the issue of underage marriages in Pakistan.

Following are excerpts from the report:

“[L]ittle Girls Dressed up in Bridal Gowns and Jewellery are Too Often Married Off to Men Much Older than Them”

“It might look like child’s play but little girls dressed up in bridal gowns and jewellery are too often married off to men much older than them in a terrifying aspect of reality. Some parents may marry them off because they have no money or give their hands in marriage to settle disputes. Other motivating factors include family politics or inheritance battles [especially among the landed feudal class].

“While the exact number of cases remains unknown, it can be regarded as a common phenomenon with roughly 58 percent taking place in rural and 27 percent in urban areas [of Pakistan].

“Among the provinces, Sindh tops the list. The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), an NGO that focused specifically on the issue this year [in 2010], reported that around 50 cases of child marriage were noted in Sindh alone… The NGO, which thwarted 18 attempted child marriages with successful intervention, has been working on [closing] the loopholes in the laws governing the offense.

“In March of this year, 10 year-old Shazia was traded by her mother Zahooran for 100,000 Pakistani Rupees [approximately $1,150]. The groom, a resident of Bhangho Behan village in Khairpur [district of Sindh], who ‘bought’ his young wife, said it was their custom. At least six other girls in the neighboring villages had been married off in a similar manner, he maintained.

“In another instance, Koonj and Asma, six and seven years-old, respectively, were married to two men of an aggrieved party in Dadu to pacify the dispute over free-will marriages…”

Child Rights Activist Sohail Ahmed Abro: “Many People in Sindh Consider Early Marriages a Cultural Tradition”

“Sohail Ahmed Abro, provincial manager of SPARC, discussed the observations made by his NGO. According to the Child Marriage Restraint Act [of] 1929, child marriage is not a cognizable offense, which means that the police cannot intervene directly [i.e. without a complaint being filed by someone]. Also, there remains a disparity in the legal ages at which girls and boys can be married. According to the law, girls who are 16 years and older and boys 18 years and older can be married legally.

“Abro said that when the police intervene in such cases, they usually arrest the ‘legal perpetrators’ who are committing the child marriage – i.e. both the bride and the groom. These young boys and girls, however, are the victims. Being sent to jail or a protection institution is hardly justice…

“Also, the penalty for the crime is a meager imprisonment of one month and a fine of 1,000 Pakistani Rupees [about $11]… ‘Many people in Sindh consider early marriages a cultural tradition,’ he added. However, the offense is also prevalent in other provinces but the issue remains in the background because these cases are not brought out by the media.

“Pakistan has the Muslim Family Law as well as the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 on its statute books. Moreover, the country also became a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Children in 1990, in which early marriage refers to the marriage of people less than 18 years of age. The government’s adherence to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), should also have served as a deterrent against child marriages. These promises and laws, however, remain on paper, with little or no implementation.

“SPARC launched its campaign against child marriages simultaneously in nine districts of Sindh, which include Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Sukkur, Khairpur, Naushehro Feroz, Nawabshah, Larkana, Kambar-Shahdadkot and Dadu, where the custom is most prevalent. Child rights committees have initiated a dialogue in all these districts and are organizing seminars, walks and press briefings to spread awareness…”

8 thoughts on “There are many places where Muhammad can buy a 10-year old bride for $ 1.000 dollars….”

  1. A “cultural tradition” eh?
    And so, in order to be “cultural” we must appreciate and accept child marriage, because that’s the “cultured” thing to do.
    Amazing what passes for decency under the aegis of “culture.”
    Where I’m from, in my culture, this is crime.

  2. Yet more Mohammedan HYPOCRISY along with “temprar Marriage” ( Mohammedan sanctioned PROSTITUTION). Just how much HYPOCRISY can a CULT display before everyone breaks down laughing at them .HYPOCRISY surely is a Pillar of Islam.

  3. Many decades ago in 1880 the age of consent in many USA States, in Europe, and other countries ranged from 7 to 20 (7 yo in Delaware)… most were around the 10 yo mark, surprisingly. (See for reference).
    This is quite often thrown in the face of western people and politicians and social workers who try to bring the custom of child marriages (usually arranged) to an end.
    This action of throwing these old statistics in the face of critics of islam and their pedophile profit, is a sign of angry reaction to something that they know is the truth. What psychological guilt and inner shame the muslims must endure, knowing that what they do and condone is so abhorred in civilized societies. But is doesn’t stop them, does it?
    OK, so younger girls did get married decades ago quite legally, but the age of consent has risen to between 14 and 18 in most civilize countries of the world in 2007 (, it has taken these countries 127 years to go with the general trend of wishes of the public.
    And here we are 1400 years since the mentally maimed pedophile profit wandered the desert, and his practices are still revered and followed in just about every islamic country????? What chance does that give the west to succeed in the integration of muslims in the west under their ridiculous and pompous PC and MC policies and rules. No chance…. the west will suffer because of the PC and MC idiots and cowards.
    I think the west should at the very least make it illegal for any muslim in the country of their choice to even harbour the thought of having a child bride….

    1. Thanks for that, George.

      “Many decades ago in 1880 the age of consent in many USA States…”

      Fine. I dare say it was the exception, not the rule. Furthermore, the male was usually not much older.

      These people did not seek to emulate a 7th century pedophile, who, at the age of 52, married a 6-year old child and raped her when she was nine. Muselmaniacs do this on religious grounds, for them it is ‘lawful’ for all time and any place, the practice can’t be changed, just like death for apostasy is for all time and any place.

  4. @George: Even if the age of consent was lower, having been actively involved in doing genealogy for over 20 years, in about every state, I have never seen a marriage take place at an age younger than 14. I have done tens of thousands of transcriptions or Census and marriages records, as well as traced my own line. Almost all the marriages I’ve seen take place during the 1800’s and 1900’s were with brides between the ages of 17 – 20, on average… with grooms being a few years older.

    So, while the the laws may have stated differently, at least the individuals had some sense.

  5. Raymond Ibrahim: New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’

    Muslim “child-marriage” — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”

    Appearing in Saudi papers on July 13, the fatwa complains that “Uninformed interference with Sharia rulings by the press and journalists is on the increase, posing dire consequences to society, including their interference with the question of marriage to small girls who have not reached maturity, and their demand that a minimum age be set for girls to marry.”

    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, married Aisha when she was 6 years old, “consummating” the marriage — or, in modern parlance, raping her — when she was 9.

    The point of the Saudi fatwa, however, is not that girls as young as 9 can have sex, based on Muhammad’s example, but rather that there is no age limit whatsoever; the only question open to consideration is whether the girl is physically capable of handling her husband/rapist. Fawzan documents this point by quoting Ibn Batal’s authoritative exegesis of Sahih Bukhari:

    The ulema [Islam’s interpreters] have agreed that it is permissible for fathers to marry off their small daughters, even if they are in the cradle. But it is not permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men. And their capability in this regard varies based on their nature and capacity. Aisha was 6 when she married the prophet, but he had sex with her when she was 9 [i.e., when she was deemed capable].
    Fawzan concludes his fatwa with a warning: “It behooves those who call for setting a minimum age for marriage to fear Allah and not contradict his Sharia, or try to legislate things Allah did not permit. For laws are Allah’s province; and legislation is his excusive right, to be shared by none other. And among these are the rules governing marriage.”

    Fawzan, of course, is not the first to insist on the legitimacy of pedophilia in Islam. Even the former grand mufti of Saudi Arabia supported “child-marriage,” since “the Koran and Sunna document it.”

    Nor is this just some theoretical, theological point; the lives of many young girls are being destroyed because of this ruling. Recall, for instance, the 13-year-old girl who died while her much older husband was copulating with her (it was later revealed that, due to her reluctance, he was tying her up and “raping” her — as if there were another way to describe sex with children); or the 12-year-old who died giving birth to a stillborn; or the 10-year-old who made headlines by hiding out from her 80-year-old “husband.”

    Then there are the countless anonymous girls who do nothing to warrant any media attention — such as die — and have learned to live with their elderly husbands pawing at them, like, no doubt, the girl who married Islam’s most popular cleric, Yusuf Qaradawi, when she was 14.

    What do we make of the fact that it is always Islam’s religious, authoritative voices — not aberrant voices, not “terrorists,” “extremists,” or any other euphemism coined for the occasion — that are constantly demonstrating Sharia’s savageries? Weeks before this fatwa, a female politician and activist in Kuwait called for institutionalizing sex-slavery (recommending that Muslims buy and sell female Russian captives from the Chechnya war); a popular Egyptian preacher not only said the same thing, but added that the solution to Islam’s poverty is to go on jihad and plunder the lives and possessions of infidels.

    Sounds odd? Perhaps; but it is perfectly consistent. After all, distilled and in the eyes of the non-believer, Sharia law is nothing less than a legal system built atop the words and deeds of a 7th century Arab, whose behavior — from pedophilia and sex-slavery to war mongering and plundering — was very much that of a 7th century Arab. Having enticed or enslaved his contemporaries into following him, his teachings continue to entice and enslave their descendants; and, now as then, it is always the innocent who suffer.

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