Pakistan: judges rule it’s OK to rape Christian girls
3 February, at 11 a.m. in Pakistan, the two judges of the High Court of Sindh, Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Irshad Ali Shah, ruled that the marriage between Huma Younus, a 14-year-old Catholic, and her abductor, the Muslim Abdul Jabbar, is valid. Their judgement was not based on the presumed legal age of the girl, as the kidnapper has claimed since the beginning of this affair. The marriage is valid because, under Islamic law, Sharia law, a girl or even a child who has already had her first menstrual cycle is “ready” to get married. This golden rule is based on the life of the Prophet, who married one of his wives, Aisha, when she was only six, but waited patiently for her first menstruation, when she was nine years old, to consummate the marriage.
So Sharia law prevails. And it doesn’t matter if in Sindh, the Karachi province, since 2014 the Child Marriage Restraint Act prohibits the marriage of minors and also imposes a term of imprisonment for the adult spouse.