The Fractured Nation Interviews

Muhammad Abdullah

The Supreme Court and the Age of Consent

The Fractured Nation Interviews Johnny: Muslims were not granted immunity from prosecution for beating their spouses but won on the age of consent issue?

Muhammad: The Court did agree that Muslim males could marry girls as young as nine years old. They granted the appeal based on clause 27 of the Charter which declares that "This Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians."

Johnny: Muslim men won the right to marry children because it was deemed a tradition that should be respected. AMAZING!

Muhammad: It was a reasonable accommodation; it was a more than thousand-year-old tradition. We Muslims are lucky to have a consistent interpretation of the law. This is because our courts follow Allah’s clear and unambiguous instructions as to its application. The Canadian age of consent was artificially set by politicians, probably politicians who were seeking the feminist vote. The age of consent was set by God’s Messenger therefore set by Allah, The Loving One himself.

Johnny: THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD was responsible for setting the age when girls must consent to sexual relations?

Muhammad: The age of consent does not mean that a girl or young woman must now consent to sexual relations you imbecile, it is the age when a girl can be married off. The Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, is quite clear about this. The life and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, are examples of correct and commendable behaviour for all Muslims and what was good enough for the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, is good enough for all Muslims.

Johnny: But I thought a married woman or girl could not refuse her husband’s demand for intimacy?

Muhammad: That is correct. Allah in Chapter 2 verse 223 said that a wife is like a field to be ploughed at the husband’s discretion, although the husband is not expected to demand sex until his wife has started menstruating, therefore, sex with nine-year-old girls is usually out of the question.

Johnny: So a man can demand sex from a girl after she has experience her first menstrual cycle?

Muhammad: A HUSBAND, THE MAN HAS TO BE HER HUSBAND you fool. The Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, had fourteen wives. That was before Allah The Indulgent set the limit to four official wives – not counting concubines and slave-girls. The Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, married the youngest of his fourteen wives Aisha when she was nine. If the Prophet, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, could marry a nine year old girl than so can any Muslim man. This is why when Iran became an Islamic Republic under the revered Ayatollah Khomeini, the age of marriage for girls was lowered from eighteen to nine.

Johnny: Wasn’t the Prophet well over fifty when he was betrothed to the nine year old child ... girl?

Muhammad: You have a problem with that? During the Middle Ages kings and nobles married girls as young as the Prophet’s, the peace and blessings of God be upon him, youngest wife.

Johnny: But that was the Middle Ages!

Muhammad: Muslim teachings are nothing if not consistent; not only consistent for all Muslims but also consistent over time. Allah, The Firm One is nothing if not consistent. For Muslims what the Messenger of God said or did fourteen hundred years ago is as valid today as it was then. Allah The Guide, The Expediter was pleased with everything His Messenger did. It is the duty of every Muslim to try to emulate that exemplary life as closely as possible.

Johnny: It’s one thing to marry a child, but what kind of a father gives his daughter, except to the Prophet of course, in marriage to a man old enough to be her grand-father.