This is sickening, but it is not out of the ordinary. So many Muslim countries under the sharia allow child marriage, in accordance with  Muhammad’s preferences for child brides. Since Muhammad is the supreme example for Muslims to follow, all too often even the youngest girls are married off, and are seen as objects of desire.

Just recently, women in Iraq protested new sharia legislation approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls (the age Muhammad consummated his marriage with his favorite wife, Aisha). Meanwhile, they have to cover up, even at the earliest ages, to avoid tempting their own fathers. And if their fathers end up tempted anyway, it’s their fault.

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Pamela Geller is the Editor of PamelaGeller.com

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