Friday, March 14, 2014

Iraqi cabinet approve draft law legalizing marriage to 9 year old girls

The country we allegedly saved from Saddam Hussein is soon to be a fully sharia compliant state.  The marriage to a child is sanctioned in Islam and is practiced by many Islamic countries and hundreds of millions of Muslims.

Child marriage is what Muhammad did, and as he is "al insan al kamil" or the perfect man.  Even his child bride, Aisha commented on it in the hadiths; "Narrated Aisha that the prophet wrote the marriage contract with her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: "I have been informed that Aisha remained with the prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death)."" Bukhari vol. 7, #65:64

This is Islam.

From Yahoo News March 8 by Suadad al-Salhy

Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic law in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.

The group's protest was on International Women's Day and a week after the cabinet voted for the legislation, based on Shi'ite Islamic jurisprudence, allowing clergy to preside over marriages, divorces and inheritances. The draft now goes to parliament.

Where are women in the West, and their protest voices? They are suspiciously absent in their public condemnation, as usual.

"On this day of women, women of Iraq are in mourning," the protesters shouted.

"We believe that this is a crime against humanity," said Hanaa Eduar, a prominent Iraqi human rights activist. "It would deprive a girl of her right to live a normal childhood."

The UN's representative to Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, also condemned the legislation. Mladenov wrote on Twitter the bill "risks constitutionally protected rights for women and international commitment".

The legislation goes to the heart of the divisions in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, as Shi'ite Islamists have come to lead the government and look to impose their religious values on society at large.

It describes girls as reaching puberty at nine, making them fit for marriage, makes the father sole guardian of his children at two and condones a husband's right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes.

Both child and marital rape enshrined in law together; a twisted twofer for sure.

The legislation is referred to as the Ja'afari Law, named after the sixth Shi'ite imam Ja'afar al-Sadiq, who founded his own school of jurisprudence.

The draft was put forward by Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimari, a member of the Shi'ite Islamist Fadila party, and approved by the cabinet on February 25.

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