Nigerian Muslim senator Ahmed Rufai Sani Yariman is a pervert of the highest order. Not only did he marry an underage girl, he used his political background to get himself excused of any wrongdoing, and has also fought against marriage reform laws that would end child marriage. Why did Yariman do it, aside from being a creepy pedophile? Because the prophet Muhammad, pigs be upon him, married an underage girl. Muslims around the world are called to live by Muhammad’s example – many use that as a justification for molesting children.
“Nigeria has many uncountable problems and none of them is early marriage. As a matter of fact early marriage the solution to about half of our problems. For those who wonder if I can give my daughter(s) out in marriage at the age of 9 or 13, I tell you most honestly, I can give her out at the age of 6 if I want to and it’s not your business. This is because I am a Muslim and I follow the example of the best of mankind, Muhammad.” First, giving your daughters out in marriage? Seriously, how backward are you? Women shouldn’t be forced to spend their lives with someone they don’t care about and probably don’t like. Islam doesn’t afford women any choice, even from a young age – they are married off in arranged marriages and expected to dutifully serve their husbands. The religion uses the threat of hell to keep women from being disobedient – Muhammad himself said “I was shown the Hellfire and that the majority of its dwellers are women.” (Sahih Bukhari 1:2:28)
Second, how is underage marriage not a problem? By denying women the chance to make their own decisions, Nigerian Muslims are oppressing half of the population. That’s a problem when that half of the population has no choice in the matter. Girls who get married off are expected to sexually please their husbands or else face physical abuse (Qur. 4:34) – what kind of sick, depraved father forces his children to be sexually violated? What kind of evil ideology says that kind of behavior is morally exemplary?! No one with any semblance of humanity can defend these Islamic values.
Yariman addressed the issue of young children being molested by their older spouses: “In Islam, a girl can be given out in marriage as early as 6 years old, but consummation of the marriage can only be done when the girl becomes physically mature and she gives her consent to it because unlike English law, it is not permissible for a man to rape his wife in sharia law.” Actually, leading Islamic scholars/clerics would beg to differ on that last part – many believe there’s no such thing as marital rape because, as Qur. 2:223 says, “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” And how is a middle-aged man having sex with a 9-year-old girl, like Muhammad and his wife, Aisha, not rape? The girl has the choice of either being penetrated or beaten. There is no winning situation for her. Lastly, western law most definitely does not permit rape.
Yariman landed himself in some legal hot water when his own marriage to an underage girl was discovered. However, due to a provision in Nigeria’s perverted-Muslim-friendly constitution, the case was dropped and he was free to continue promoting his perversion. “History tells us that prophet Muhammad did marry a young girl as well. Therefore I have not contravened any law.” Muhammad was also a warlord – does waging war against neighboring countries also not contravene any law?
What makes this situation worse is that he BOUGHT his underage (13-year-old) wife for approximately $100,000. He claims it was money paid as a dowry – that’s a hell of a big dowry. As if those fat old dudes who buy Russian mail-order brides weren’t creepy enough – Yariman more or less bought a young girl to have sex with, bottom line. And his religion said that was a morally decent thing to do. The girl’s background is unknown, but regardless, her parents are monsters for practically selling their daughter.
Yariman then listed his complaints about Nigerian society, all of which tie back to the fact that he wants access to more underage girls but in a fashion that won’t offend his fellow Muslims: “I live in a city where young girls at the age of 12 have already became serial fornicators and cannot count the number of man (sic) they’ve had sex with. I live in a City where primary school children disvirgin themselves behind toilets on Valentine[‘s] day… I live in a city where parents send their daughters out overseas to prostitute and send dollars down.” 12-year-old girls having sex of their own volition is bad, but it’s nowhere near as bad as BUYING a girl and keeping her for sex. As for the parents selling their children as prostitutes – hmm, I wonder who their clientele is. Yariman is a filthy hypocrite. Just because he bought his child bride in a fashion that is considered halal (acceptable) in Islam does not make it any more morally correct. Also, what is it with Muslims and hating on Valentine’s Day? Is the expression of free love really that threatening to them?
“So ask me again why I support early marriage and I will slap the jinn out of your head!” Jinns are invisible spirits Muslims believe in that supposedly feed on poop. The main reason Yariman supports child marriage is because he’s a dirty pedophile who wants to continue getting away with molesting children, not because marrying girls off protects them from discovering their sexuality in the free world. Muslims often try to justify their sexist, oppressive beliefs with words that speak of protecting women, but it’s just a smokescreen for the deep-seated misogyny in the religion.
When Yariman was elected governor of Zamfara state in 2000, he took a bold step in installing sharia law across the state. He claimed that non-Muslims would not be affected, but soon all sales of alcohol were banned statewide, along with prostitution. However, Yariman saw to it that practically buying girls as wives remained legal.