Saudi Arabia: Cleric releases fatwa, allowing fathers to “marry their daughters even if they are in the craddle”

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Well, this is one of the clerics who, clearly, doesn’t want a minimum age for marriage introduced by law:

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.”…

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.”

Raymond Ibrahim h/t Christians under attack.

Saudi Arabia: law to set minimum marriage age about to be introduced

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Small child brides. Image via Wikipedia

With the rejection of “some scholars”:

Saudi Arabia intends to set a minimum age for girls allowed to marry under a new law intended to curb child marriages following a surge in such a phenomenon in the conservative Gulf Kingdom.

The ministry of justice is working on a regulation banning the marriage of female minors, most of which are forced by their fathers to marry much older men for dowry or other personal purposes, newspapers said.

Ministry sources, quoted by Almadina and other local newspapers, said the law would be issued soon despite what they described as stiff opposition by some scholars who believe such a ruling violates Islamic law.

More here.

China: Babies violating one-child policy seized, sold internationally

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“Please, for the sake of our country, use birth control”. Sign put up by the Government. Image via Wikipedia

According to a report in the Caixin Weekly magazine, population control officials in the Chinese province of Hunan have seized at least 16 babies born in violation of the one-child policy, sent them to state-run orphanages, and then sold them abroad for adoption.

Before 1997, they usually punished us by tearing down our houses for breaching the one-child policy, but after 2000 they began to confiscate our children,” the magazine quoted villager Yuan Chaoren as saying.

via Babies violating China’s one-child policy seized, sold internationally – Beliefnet News.

Pakistan: 9 year-old girl kidnapped, forced to wear suicide vest

I expect the authors of this horrible deed are Taliban or people linked to them. We have to wait to have more news on this (Of course, if they are published).

Just nine years old. The suicide bomber was a young girl locked in a paramilitary checkpoint in the district of Lower Dir in northwestern Pakistan, according to the local police chief, Salim Marwat. The child had been kidnapped Saturday from the city of Peshawar and had been forced by his captors to wear a explosive vest . The little girl, named Suhana Ali, was captured not far from a checkpoint to Islam Dara, when an agent noticed an unnatural bulge on his body. An inspection has revealed that the girl was wearing an explosives vest ready to be activated.

The police operation, and the small age of the girl, were confirmed by a police officer. “Sushana – he explained – is from the Hashtnagri near Peshawar and was kidnapped by four people, both men and women. His father is disabled and poor, while the mother is a seamstress.” During the interrogation, the girl said that her kidnappers had administered sedatives. “They ordered me to push the button when switching the control post, but the police stopped me before I arrived.”


Wikileaks: Saudi Arabia and UAE finance terrorism including usage of 8 year old children

Wikileaks: Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates (UAE) are Financing Terrorism… including recruitment of 8 year old children for suicide bombing for the price of $6500 per child. Video inside.

Annual donations for this purpose: approx. 100 million USD.

More here.

Child brides

In India, the girls will typically be attached to boys four or five years older, an investigation in the June issue of National Geographic magazine has found. But in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and other countries with even higher rates of marriage at an early age, the husbands may be young men, middle-aged widowers or even abductors who rape first and claim their victims as wives afterwards.

'Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him': Tahani (in pink) was just six years old when she she married Majed, 25 (standing next to her). The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah, Yemen  Read more:

'Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him': Tahani (in pink) was just six years old when she she married Majed, 25 (standing next to her). The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah, Yemen

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UAE: 14-year-old arrested on adultery charges, subjected to virginity test

The teenager’s distraught father who accused the police of “ruining the future of his child” said the gynaecologist confirmed the girl was still a virgin.

The police referred her to the public prosecutor on charge of adultery. She missed her exams as she’s been in police custody since March 22. She was referred to Ajman Central Jail where she was locked up with adult women prisoners,” said the father.

The police could have handled the case more sensitively, he said. “My daughter is only 14. When police called me to report along with my daughter to the CID, I was clueless about what they wanted from me and from her; I took …[her] to police where I learnt that someone had complained against her — that she was meeting an adult man on the roof of our building. I became angry with her and told the police that I would handle the matter within the family.”


Apparently, she has had a relationship with a 25-year-old man. Add to that, the age difference between them, which is important and mainly that she is a minor. But the police behaviour (and that of the “anonymous complaint”) is truly awful: not telling her or her father what she was accused of; jailing her with adult women prisoners and of course, subjecting her to a virginity test are all of them wrong procedures for any human being, but they are even worse for a minor.

Anyway, it’s quite ominous reading that the father wanted to handle this matter within the family… 😦

Saudi Arabia: Cleric on marrying Underage Girls, Human Right Treaties (II)

This is actually what Saudi cleric Musa Al-Sharif said when defending underage girls’s marriage and claiming that, if Human Right Treaties are against Islamic Law, the latter prevails. Nothing new I’m afraid, as proves the fact that all Islamic countries signed the Cairo Declaration as members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (the Declaration considers that Human Rights are bounding only if they are not against Shari’a Law, but most of them didn’t sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Saudi Arabia: Cleric on marrying Underage Girls, Human Right Treaties

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Musa Al-Sharif Defends the Marrying Off of Under-Age Girls in Saudi Arabia: Atheists, Christians, and Fornicators Are Responsible for Human Rights Treaties– MEMRI



Afghanistan: Taliban “increasingly” using human shields

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches in the Taliban stronghold. About 15,000 NATO and Afghan troops are taking part in the offensive around Marjah, which has an estimated 80,000 inhabitants and was the largest town in southern Helmand province under Taliban control. NATO hopes to rush in aid and public services as soon as the town is secured to try to win the loyalty of the population.

More here:

“Especially in the south of Marjah, the enemy is fighting from compounds where soldiers can very clearly see women or children on the roof or in a second-floor or third-floor window,” Gen. Ghori said. “They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians.”

Then I receieve comments here supporting jihadists, that will be never approved here, simply because supporting jihad, means supporting these acts.

Spain: imam on the run after been accused of sexual harrasment

The Civil Guard is searching for the imam from El Algar’s mosque since last Friday throughout Spain. The agents want him to clarify if he has sexually abused five girls he was teaching the Koran to. He has been their teacher for the last three months.

The man, whose initials are A. B. and is 47-year-old, fled from the city last week after being expelled from the mosque by the board that administers it and before the agents began by duty, not by request, the investigations following the rumours that were going round the city. The girls’ parents didn’t make any complaint to the police, despite the Islamic Community’s claim that they were very interested to know what really had happened.

Both the girls and their parents have been questioned by specialised agents from Murcia’s offices. After analysing their testimonies, the Civil Guard considers that the imam could have had sexually contacts with five out of ten minors (there were also boys) who were in his Koran’s classes.

The children went several times a week to the mosque, located in the La Loma’s quarter (…). According to the girls, during the religious classes, the imam went with each of them, individually, into one of the two offices the mosque has and there, far from the rest of the minors, he touched them.

The alleged victims are 5 girls aged from 8 to 11 years-old, according to sources of the investigation. They told their parents what was happening each time they went to the mosque and they presented a complaint to the board of the mosque, formed by a president and 4 managers. They expelled the imam who fled from the city two days later, according to the Civill Guard. Even if it’s allegedly a criminal activity the one the imam engaged in, no one presented a complaint before the authorities.

It’s interesting to note that they didn’t get to the police to complaint about the sexual abuse, but rather only expelled him from their community. We should question if this people (the ones this piece of news refers to) are really integrated, when they don’t even complaint about so grave facts to the police, Of course, the police are non-Muslims and they of course don’t want the police to meddle in their affairs. Is this a “no-go zone” for the police? It’s possible.

NOTE: I’m obviously not saying that all imams teaching Koram are paedophiles, something a lot of people said when a very tiny number of Catholic priests were disgustingly found to be so.

Saudi Arabia: 12-year-old girl drops divorce requests from 80-year-old husband

gulfnews : 12-year-old Saudi girl drops divorce requests: reports

A 12-year-old Saudi girl has dropped her petition to divorce an 80-year-old man her father forced to marry in exchange for a dowry, according to media reports on Tuesday.

The girl and her mother reportedly withdrew the case on Monday in a court in Buraidah in Al Qasim province.

The girl told the court that her marriage to the man was done with her agreement, according to Okaz newspaper. [Yeah, sure… 🙄 ]

According to reports, the girl’s father, who is separated from her mother, arranged her marriage to the 80-year-old in exchange for a dowry payment of $22,667 (Dh83,414).

Apalling: selling a little girl our of money without her consent and to an 80-year-old man! What a cruel thing to do!!

Saudi Arabia: Teenager condemned to 90 lashes and 2-months prison for bringing cell phone to school

And assaulting her teacher when the latter took away the schoolgirl’s phone call. The comments read sent by CNN’s readers are really good to measure the world we live in:

UK: Choudary’s Islam4UK and Al Muhajiroun turned boys into Jihadis

Just as many other Jihadi groups (1, 2, 3, 4, 5):

Umran Javed, from Washwood Heath, was a normal IT student at the University of Aston, before he came under the influence of Al Muhijaroun in 2000.

He studied radical Islam with Choudary’s spiritual guide Omar Bakri Mohammed. Hate preacher Bakri, who once called for Tony Blair to be assassinated, led the group for nine years before fleeing Britain for Lebanon following the 7/7 London terror attacks in 2005.

Javed, 30, became increasingly caught up in Muslim extremism and the publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper in 2006 saw him turn his radical views into action on the streets.

Filmed by undercover cops outside the Danish Embassy in London, he screamed “bomb, bomb Denmark. Bomb, bomb USA” and “Jihad is the path to Allah” .

He was jailed for six years for incitement to murder in 2007.

Other young Midland Muslims who have joined Choudary’s hate groups do not simply threaten murder, they carry out deadly acts of terror overseas.

Omar Sharif, 27, killed three Israelis and injured 50 others in 2003 when he blew himself up in a packed cafe in Tel Aviv.

His journey to the bloodied scene began on the streets of his home city of Derby when he joined his local Al Muhijaroun chapter.

At University in London his devotion to radical Islam deepened, leading him to shun his non-Muslim friends and travel to Syria for further Arabic studies.

When he returned he devoted himself to Al Muhijaroun, dropping leaflets, attending Bakri’s lectures and influencing other young men to take up violent Jihad.

He later recorded a martyrdom video for Palestinian terror group Hamas, before strapping on a vest filled with explosives and becoming the first foreign suicide bomber in Israel’s history.

Wolverhampton-born Hassan Butt, who has since renounced extremism, also previously acted as a spokesman for Al Muhijaroun. He was arrested after claiming he helped to recruit 200 Muslims to fight for the Taliban against British troops in Afghanistan.

via Inside Islam4UK: How Birmingham boys turn to terror – Sunday Mercury.

He defiantly says that he “challenges anyone to prove any of our members have been involved in any violent activities“, as if those boys’ stories were completely not related to him. But he was one of the leaders of Al Muhajiroun together with Omar Bakri Mohammed.

Secondly, he also says he “is smiling because Shariah is coming to Britain”.

So, why hasn’t he been deprived of the social benefits all English citizens are paying for him to glorify Jihad and ask for Shariah Law?

PS: Where is UNICEF? Oh, I forgot: it is just making friends with terrorist entities.

Jihadists groom children in the UK under 10

Police have identified children as young as seven being groomed for terrorism, with some expressing a wish to become suicide bombers.

Up to 10 primary school pupils, aged between seven and 10, have been placed on a government outreach programme for individuals considered at risk of being radicalised and turning to violence.

Some have taken inspiration from jihadi websites or after viewing extremist material in Islamic bookshops.

One child was referred to the programme by his teacher after writing on a school book: “I want to be a suicide bomber.”

Other youngsters were identified by their parents after suddenly adopting traditional Muslim dress or espousing extremist views.

At least 228 people, mostly teenagers and young men aged 15-24, have been referred to the anti-terrorism Channel project after being singled out as “potentially vulnerable to violent extremism”.

“For people to be identified there have to be distinct changes in behaviour and warning signs,” said Craig Denholm, deputy chief constable of Surrey police who oversees the programme. “We assess each one on its own merits. There is a very small number of children aged seven, eight and nine.”

via Jihadists groom children in the UK under 10 – Times Online.

Just the same as we have seen very recently in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Taliban brainwashes kids with visions of virgins

Shocking news, who would have thought this???… 🙄

Part of the compound consists of four rooms — each wall adorned with brightly colored paintings in clear contrast to the barren and harsh landscape surrounding it. The children were told that this was what awaited them in heaven.

Each of the images has a river flowing through it. Some have people playing in the water. Others have women lining the banks.

The military says that the children are told that these are rivers of milk and honey, that the women are the virgins that await them in heaven. That the children were told that they will live in the company of the holy prophet and be served feasts.

One has a home similar to the mud homes in the area which the military says is meant to invoke memories of where the children are from but with a beautiful mountainous green backdrop. Written across it are the words “Long live the Taliban of the mountains.”

The images may appear simple. But for the children from this part of Pakistan they are captivating. They grow up in abject poverty surrounded by dirt-colored mountains with treacherous gullies and valleys with no exposure to the outside world. They are gullible and easily manipulated.

via Pakistan: Taliban brainwashes kids with visions of virgins –


Nigeria: Clashes with yet another Islamic sect leave 35 dead

Firstly it was Boko Haram sect. Now, it’s Yan Kala-Kato:

Atiku Yusif Kafur, Bauchi State Police Commissioner, told a press conference that 35 members of an Islamic sect known as Yan Kala-Kato – including its leader Malam Badamasi – were killed on Monday by a joint army and police squad at Zango, about three kilometres from the state capital.”We have made arrest of twenty people, eleven adults and nine youth and fourteen were injured. We carted away weapons from the group leader’s house, including cutlasses and knives,” he stated.

Fighting broke out at Zango on the outskirts of the city of Bauchi in the afternoon hours of Dec. 28 just after a sermon delivered by the sect’s leader created sharp divisions within the group.

Badamasi, who had been sick for some time, was under pressure to step down; he is reported to have delivered a provocative sermon to his followers that triggered a violent fight within the group, resulting in the death of three members.

via Nigeria: Fears for the Future as Religious Violence Claims 35.

According to SOS Childer’s Village :

Red Cross humanitarian workers estimate that most of the victims—two thirds–were children under 15 years old.

Most of these children were students of Islam and Arabic who had come from outside the city. Local officials have it that any children killed would have been either struck by vehicles or trampled by crowds fleeing the chaos.

Twenty suspected fundamentalist sect members were arrested, including 11 young people. It is not uncommon for impressionable young people (young men especially), to be recruited by extremist organizations.

More abuse on children. Any word from UNICEF?

Pakistan: 14-year-old Ghani was kidnapped, trained by Talibans to be a suicide bomber

The story of Usman Ghani, a 14-year-old schoolboy and would-be suicide bomber who managed to flee the Taliban reflects the tragic tales of hundreds of young Pakistanis brainwashed by militants to carry out terror attacks in the country.

The Sunday Times said in a report that Ghani was forcibly removed from his family and trained as a suicide bomber.

Living in Khar, headquarters of Bajaur Agency, Ghani was an easy target for the Taliban who controlled the area with their arms and fundamentalist beliefs.

…Tactics: Ghani was subjected to months of indoctrination, was imprisoned with two other teenage boys and forced to listen to militant sermons every night. “They told us that a suicide attack is the direct path to paradise, where beautiful women and all the happiness of life are waiting for you,” he said. “They said we were lucky to have been chosen by God for this noble purpose.”

via Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Brainwashed would-be teen bomber flees Taliban.

Where’s the nobility in killing someone treacherously? And has something to say UNICEF about this?

Pakistan: Taliban blow up girls school

Girls should not learn anything. They are going to be much more obedient to their husbands then:

The Taliban blew up a girls’ school in Pakistan’s Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.Militants detonated explosives overnight at the government-run school in Bazgarah town, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Peshawar, capital of the violence-plagued North West Frontier Province.

“The building had 21 rooms. All have been completely demolished,” local administration chief Shafeerullah Wazir told AFP by telephone.

via AFP: Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school: official.

China: The search for the stolen children

What a paradise… 😯

Such cases are astonishingly common in China, where the government estimates that between 30,000 and 60,000 children are abducted every year by child-smuggling rings. Many are sold onwards to mines and factories looking for cheap labour or families who, partly because of China’s one-child policy, are desperate for a male heir.Most of those who go missing are boys, who reportedly can fetch upwards of $5,000 on the black market, while girls are said to sometimes sell for as little as $500. While most of those kidnapped are trafficked within China, some are sold abroad to Southeast Asia and occasionally onwards to North America.

… Parents of the missing have received a charge of hope this year from a government campaign that has resulted in the rescue of 2,169 kidnapped children, some only a few months in age, others now as old as 25.

…But in southern Guangdong province, where China’s child-snatching problem is at its most rampant, Mr. Sun and other parents believe the local police are as much a part of the problem as the solution. Children in the factory towns of China’s Pearl River Delta are seen as easier prey because their parents often work long hours, and are too poor to afford child care, forcing them to leave their children to play outside by themselves.

via The search for China’s stolen children – The Globe and Mail.