Hey, we hear about Catholic Priests diddling kids all the time, but Muslims are every bit as guilty. It’s not surprising, since their prophet screwed a child and they’re apparently good with it, but hey, might as well keep the abuse rolling, right?
In Afghanistan, a Muslim cleric in his 60s has been arrested for marrying a 6-year old girl. The cleric claims the girl was sent to him as “a gift”, but the girl says she’s afraid of her “husband”.
The priest, who lived in the village of Ghor in central Afghanistan, says he married the girl as a “religious offering” and added that her parents were not only aware of the marriage, but completely supported it. Well sure, when everyone shares the same religious mind poison, it’s no surprise that they all buy into the same religious horrors. “The girl was given to me as a gift and we were married so I could raise her,” said Mohammad Karim, the cleric who was arrested for child endangerment. “After the parents gave their daughter to me, they said, ‘you can take her wherever you want.“
Well, after the arrest, the parents decided to backpedal, claiming that their daughter was kidnapped and they were completely unaware. According to Mohammad Zeman Azami, the deputy police commander of Ghor, “We spoke to her parents and they strongly deny they attended the wedding. On the phone, the parents told me their daughter was kidnapped.”
Afghan law sets the legal limits for marriage at 16 for girls and 18 for boys, although with parental consent, 15 year old girls can be married under the law. For many poor families, girls are considered a financial burden and getting rid of them as quickly as possible is seen as a solution to the problem.
I wish I could say that this was a surprise but we all know it isn’t. Pedophilia is extremely common in the religious world, where religious leaders use their positions of power to encourage parents to give over their children for marriage or sexual gratification. Let’s be honest, would these parents have given their daughter over to a cleric had it not been for the religion aspect? I find that highly suspect. But that’s just one more reason why Horror Show Sunday is so necessary. It exposes these religious cockroaches where they hide, right in plain sight where decent people ought to stomp them out of existence.