“One thing I don't understand is that people talk so much about Islam, yet they are not labeled Islamaphobics, yet when someone makes the slightest comment about a Jew, he/she is instantly back-lashed and labeled an Anti-Semite. What's the difference? Same with racism, etc.
(Btw I am not at all insinuating anything negative about Jews, many of my close friends are Jewish and they actually agree with my point)”
googlemeee on Mar 13, 2012 at 14:45:33
“OMG finally someone who shares my point exactly!”
“Oh no I agree with you about no child should be married that young... But why did you bring in the prophet and tie it to Islam? The prophet took his wife thousands of years ago when it was normal to be married so young. Islam's precedents don't have anything to do with it, and the article does not upstate that the law is unislamic BECAUSE the prophet married young. So why did you assume that?”
ZoeyMO on Jan 4, 2012 at 15:36:47
“She didn't assume it, she asked the question "Is it because Mohammed took an underaged wife?" That is an extremely reasonable question to ask, given the statement that it is "un-Islmaic" to set a minimum age for marriage. And 10 and 11 was young for marriage ANYWHERE. Fourteen, like Juliet, was pretty common, but most societies have been uncomfortable with marrying off 10 and 11-year-olds who have rarely reached puberty.”
Me atlast on Jan 3, 2012 at 23:31:37
“You are correct, I made assumptions. My mistake.”
“Before you start talking, you should probably have your facts straight. Hundreds of years ago ALL women (including your "oh-so-civilized" America) married young. The latest would probably be 12 years old.
Their life expectancy then was around 30 years, so it was not considered young for them. Also, the women hit puberty earlier, and are considered women at that age.”
allygard on Jan 4, 2012 at 14:07:39
“Women did not hit puberty earlier 100's of years ago, that is something that is occurring in the developed modern world due to better nutrition. Other than that your point is valid, due to life expectancy and high maternal mortality rates taking young wives was a cultural norm.”
Me atlast on Jan 3, 2012 at 15:46:52
“What happened hundreds of years ago is irrelevant, and I did not infer America as civilized. What I said was, regardless of "tradition", it is WRONG to marry off children. If religious leaders can't see that the times have changed, and that they need to re-evaluate themselves, to say that setting a minimum age is un-Islamic... well, that is uncivilized, and closed minded.”