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Religion of Peace…and Pedophilia?

Scott on June 25, 2008 at 11:14 am

Fox News is reporting that Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi, a Saudi marriage officiant, recently declared that it is allowable to marry a girl as young as one year old, as long as sex is postponed.  According to Dr. al-Mu’bi, there is no minimal age for entering marriage.

“You can have a marriage contract even with a 1-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of 9, 7 or 8.  But is the girl ready for sex or not?  What is the appropriate age for sex for the first time? This varies according to environment and tradition.”

I know that many cultures marry at a much earlier age than we do in the U.S., but COME ON!!!  This is just plain scary.  Granted, the guy does include the caveat that marrying a 1 year old would be OK as long as the sex is postponed, but the whole relativistic idea that the appropriate age for sex with a girl varies, depending on the context, is frightening.

Is he saying that if the environment and tradition allow for it, sex with a 7,8 or 9 year old girl is OK?  I can just hear some old lech now…”I didn’t know she was 5.  I swear she looked at least 8!”

This is just wrong…and disturbing…and icky…and gross…and did I mention wrong!!!!

But maybe its just me being culturally insensitive (again).

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