- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On October 10, 2013
- 2 Comments
- child marriage
Part of the problem is Islamist double-speak. All the Sharia judges and imams who are exposed during various investigations immediately condemn forced marriages and even under-age marriages. But they say it only to dupe the public and lull society into acquiescence.
Their “condemnation” is deceptive.
Firstly, under Sharia law a girl who has reached puberty is no longer considered a child; therefore, she is not under-aged according to them. This is clearly explained by a number of imams secretly filmed in the ITV documentary, Exposure.
Moreover, since women and girls do not sign their own marriage contracts, it is also not forced if the guardians signing on their behalves agree to it.
This reminds me of a debate I had with the head of the Muslim Association of Britain who said he was opposed to stoning to death in Britain. The audience showed their approval only to gasp when I pressed him further. He was supportive of stoning in an “Islamic country” just not here for now.
If you understand Islamist double-speak, you won’t be surprised then to learn that one of the imams willing to marry a 14 year old – Shams-Ul Huda Khan Misbahi who preaches at the Jamia Masjid Kanzul Iman Mosque in Heckmondwike – has worked with West Yorkshire Police as an advisor on community cohesion and publicly condemned forced marriages…
Which brings me to the second problem. The British Government has handed over the “Muslim community” to regressive and parasitical Islamists, imams, and sharia judges rather than treat people as individual citizens with full rights. Which is why the police consider it “discriminatory” to prosecute those carrying out child marriages or facilitating FGM, and teachers and social workers turn a blind eye to hundreds of missing children.
This is what Jasvinder Sanghera of Karma Nirvana brilliantly explains as the moral blindness of cultural sensitivity.
But what about the children? Who will speak for them?
Unquestionably, it has been left to us.
Tomorrow 11 October 2013 is the International Day of the Girl Child. Let’s use this day to rage against the situation of girls worldwide, but particularly against child marriages in Britain and legalised paedophilia in Iran.