You know your life amounted to nothing when your Wikipedia entry lists your most notable idea as being the implementation of sharia. In other words, Bangladeshi Islamic scholar/politician Fazlul Haque Amini (not to be confused with Fazlul Haque), didn’t give the world anything of worth before his passing in 2012. However he tried his damnedest to pull Bangladesh back into the 7th century, working against women’s rights legislation and education measures as a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami Islamist political party. Now, after his death, his legacy lives on – in the form of child marriage.
“Banning child marriage will cause challenging the marriage of the holy prophet of Islam, [putting] the moral character of the prophet [pigs be upon him] into controversy and challenge,” Amini stated. I think it’s about time people challenged the alleged moral authority of Muhammad, pigs be upon him. He was a pedophile. He married a 6-year-old and penetrated her when she had just turned 9. That doesn’t sound like a perfect moral exemplar; that sounds like a pedophile.
As longtime readers of this site likely already suspect, Amini wasn’t done putting his foot in his mouth. “Islam permits child marriage and it will not be tolerated if any ruler will ever try to touch this issue in the name of giving more rights to women.” Giving more rights to women – you mean giving women the same rights as men? I didn’t know that was a bad thing… oh wait, it is a bad thing in Muslims’ eyes seeing as they follow the ways of the 7th century. Also, note the explicit approval of child marriage on an Islamic basis from Amini, who was a learned and respected scholar of his religion. In other words, to those who try to deny that Islam permits child marriage, there is concrete evidence that it does.
Aside from the freedom to marry as they choose and at an appropriate age, Amini also claimed that women’s right to work and own their own money is un-Islamic. In other words, gender equality, one of the core principles of our secular society, is un-Islamic. Still think that “Coexist” bumper sticker on the back of your car holds true, liberals?
Amini also threatened that over 200,000 mujahideen would be willing to lay down their lives to defend marriage in the tradition of the prophet, pigs be upon him. (Read: child marriage.) Now, Bangladesh is planning to lower the marriage age to appease Islamist groups. Needless to say, that nation has a huge problem with pedophilia, no thanks to the Qur’an, and people like Amini only fuel the flames of the child molestation epidemic.