August 05, 2010

Malaysia Now on Par with Arkansas on Child Marriages

This isn't "pedophelia" as some are suggesting -- what Muhammad did to Aisha, that's pedophelia. In fact, many US states allow teenagers to marry with the parents' permission:

Malacca chief minister Mohamad Ali Rustam reportedly said that marriages for Muslims below the current minimum age of 16 years for females and 18 for males would be allowed with the permission of parents and religious courts.
So, no big deal. My own Mother was married at 16. And her mother, even younger.

I guess the real problem here would be how it's implemented. And given the society that the law was passed in, I don't have much confidence that it will.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:00 PM | Comments |