Monday, October 1, 2012

Egyptian Sheikh and member of the assembly charged with creating a new constitution says girls should marry at age 9 and have sex at age 14

Wait for the cries of Islamophobia and racism  because I said something insulting to Muslims and Islam.  Never mind that what this Sheikh is espousing is doctrinally true, if I say it I'm the bad guy. Sheikh Yassir Barhami must then be an Islamophobe as well.

From BikyaMasr September 29 by Joseph Mayton

Egypt sheikh says girls should be married, have children starting at 14-years-old

He likes the young ones

CAIRO: An Egyptian cleric and member of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution has said that girls 14-years-old are permitted to have sexual relations under Islam and has proposed reducing the marriage age limit as a result.

“It is permissible for the girl at the age of 9 or 10 to marry,” Yassir Barhami said in discussing a woman’s sexual reproduction and his interpretation of Islam.

The Salafist – ultra-conservative – preacher claimed that under Islam when a girl begins to ovulate she is ready for marriage.

He added during a television debate on Dream TV last Tuesday that “marriage of a girl would not be a supplement for education,” but added that it “was better” to marry a girl young “than falling into sin with customary marriage.”

The cleric cited the Qur’an in arguing that any girl who is menstruating should be married and begin having children.

But remember, none of this has anything to do with Islam.

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