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IPFS News Link • Sexuality: Sex and the Law

Global Implications of Sharia Law

• Jerry Hendershot

By Rev. Jerry Hendershot Hospital Chaplain

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.  To prove rape, the woman must have four male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.  The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.  The husband is permitted to have (four wives) and a Temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Sharon Jarvis
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I am judging by human standards.  Child rape is wrong, no matter what your culture or religion allows.  We humans do a lot of disgusting stuff and then find ways to justify it--religion being at the top of the list. 

Comment by Anonymous
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Ah yes, the culture of peace---or is that piece--I can never be really sure, but I guess the Profit pedophile Mohammed set the standard for his people when that old geriatric nailed his nine year old wife.   I bet it was the desert night air, and his need to prove he 'still could'.

By how they treat their women bares the true face of the culture;  a culture of the weak, the defeated, the poor of heart, the insecure, the desperate. 

Comment by Found Zero
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Most excellent! Another piece demonizing non-Western culture! It is utterly philosophically sound to judge a culture by external standards, why it's the foundation of American Exceptionalism! Christians good, Muslims bad. Perfect.

It's a very good thing that whenever attacked by Western forces the populations in these places HARDEN their support for their traditional, conservative regimes. It's FANTASTIC that Afghanistan was on the way to liberalization and had the Taliban near to being on the run until we invaded and restore their popularity.

Also I find it ENTIRELY UNIQUE that those who judge are also exporters of war and death world-wide with impunity. So unique in fact that I can't throw a stone and not hit a neocon head of similar hardness.

Remember, you aren't a racist, you aren't an America Firster, you aren't a cultural supremacist, you are just plain right. No discussion necessary.

Now off to Walmart with you, then back to work to support your global death machine. You good Americans you.

Global implications indeed.