Anti-Sharia Alert — although there are certain to be protests from traditional Muslims against this, since there is an abundance of evidence from the Islamic sources that Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine. An update on this story. “Morocco shuts schools advocating child marriage,” from AFP, September 26:
Authorities in Morocco have shut down around 60 Koranic schools belonging to a Muslim theologian who argues that girls as young as nine can marry, officials said today.
The authorities also plan to close down the Internet site on which Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui decreed earlier this month that the marriage of nine-year-old girls is allowed by Islam.
The sheikh said his decree was based on the fact that the Prophet Mohammed consummated his marriage to his favourite wife when she was that age.
Lawyers, the media, and finally Muslim scholars rounded on Maghraoui for effectively seeking to legalise pedophilia.
The authorities finally took action yesterday, shutting down his headquarters in Marrakesh and dozens of his small Koranic schools dotted around the country….