UK Imam Mohammed Kassamali is a true bro. Even after he’s gotten everything he wants to for himself, he’s a nice dude who lends a helping hand to all his buddies – especially when his buddies want to marry little girls. Kassamali has no objection to this because the prophet Muhammad (pigs be upon him) married a 6-year-old and molested her when she was 9, so what’s the big deal about continuing the prophet’s tradition?
An undercover investigation into Kassamali’s mosque unveiled that he was performing marriages of underage girls in secret to much older men. He is quoted as saying, “If [the marriage] was not possible, I would have told you straight away… I would love the girl to go to her husband’s house as soon as possible, the younger the better. Under sharia there is no problem. It is said she should see her first sign of puberty at the house of her husband. The problem is that we cannot explain [the marriage] if the girl went tomorrow (to the authorities.) The other thing is the underage thing and if tomorrow the girl is, let’s say coerced or forced into this, and she goes and reports it to the police then she will put all of us into the problems.” There are so many things wrong with that statement I don’t know where to begin.
How can an underage girl NOT be forced or coerced into marriage? It’s not like parents really afford small children much choice as to whether or not they do something… I was dragged to the opera and other such miserable venues time and again despite my protests. No doubt Kassamali is painfully aware of this, but he’s a bro and he wants to help his fellow bros tap that underage vagina, so he conveniently ignores common sense and instead opts for sharia.
Why should a girl see her first sign of puberty at the house of her husband? Shouldn’t a girl go through puberty without having to put out? Shouldn’t she be able to learn about herself as she develops without being forcibly betrothed to someone she probably doesn’t like, and quite possibly fears? However, despite all the logical arguments against it, Kassamali’s “bros before hos” stance remained unchanged.
When confronted about his statement, Kassamali said that he would ask the girl to consent before performing the marriage. We all know how Muslims are trigger-happy with making death threats, including Muslim parents. Even if the parents wouldn’t follow through, a young girl would probably be in reasonable enough fear to choose to marry and avoid the potential punishment.