In an interview published in yesterday’s Nigerian “Punch” newspaper, Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of a group called Muslim Rights Concern, or MURIC, gave an interview in which he staunchly and defiantly defended the Islamic practice of child marriage. Of course, being an Islamic “scholar”, he has little choice but to defend child marriage…since his supposedly “perfect” prophet married a six year old and deflowered her when she was nine.
Here’s a sample of his double-talk, human-rights-violating, nonsense:
“The simple truth is: Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this, particularly since 99.99 per cent of such marriages are conducted among Muslims themselves. If the man is a Muslim and the girl is also a Muslim and the girl’s parents give their approval, what is the business of any non-Muslim in that? It is sheer interference in the affair of Muslims and an attempt to exert undue influence on them.”
He repeatedly affirms, in many ways, that he, and by extension his group MURIC, have no issue with child marriage, and that any non-Muslim who has a problem with it should butt out of Muslim affairs. “Non-Muslims should therefore keep off Muslims’ affairs. Who are non-Muslims to be the judge of Muslims when every religious group has its own failings?” Yes, this argument would be successful if human rights belonged to one religion or another. But they don’t. Human rights belong to all of humanity. Human rights can be said to be absolute; beyond any religion. This is undoubtedly a foreign concept to Mr. Akintola the Islamic “doctor”…the idea of human rights. Child marriage is wrong. Period. It matters not what any religion says or does not say about it. There is, more often than not, physical, emotional, and mental trauma inflicted on these girls by their husbands. If you are in favor of engaging in child marriage, then I am going to say to you that this practice is wrong, and that you should stop it. I am NOT going to refrain from chastising the Muslim world over this dark-ages practice. I will NOT stop “poking my nose into the religious actions of Muslims” if these actions are obviously violations of basic human rights. I don’t give a damn if Mohamed did it. It’s time Ishaq Akintola and his cronies realized something billions of people figured out long ago: Mohamed was nowhere near a perfect man. He was, in many ways, utter scum. We in the west are waking up to the evils buried in Islam like a fruit crawling with maggots under the bright shiny skin. And we are not going to tolerate it.
The interviewer then continues with questions about the many cases in Nigeria where girls have been abducted, raped and forcibly converted to Islam. “Doctor” Akintola immediately goes into “defend and deny” mode:
“Which cases? Do you have the proof?… There you go again! Baseless, clueless, unfounded and untenable allegations; rumours, rumours and rumours! Where you have cases, bring them forward. You cannot turn us into suspects overnight….You are making a mountain out of a molehill and I am not under any obligation to answer that kind of question.”
Once again, OF COURSE he can’t answer that question! To do so honestly would reveal the depth of the depravity among men raised on a steady diet of Islam…and we can’t have that, now, can we? But, just because the doctor asked for it, here’s some proof for the babbling, bumbling idiot! Follow this link and read about Patience Paul, abducted by Muslims in Nigeria just six days ago for the purpose of forcible conversion.
This person, Ishaq Akintola, is no more than a gaseous windbag; an endless fountain of Islamic nonsense. I have news for you, “doctor”…the government of Nigeria would probably get along much better without the Islamically-tainted advice of MURIC. Stop worrying about Islamophobia, “doctor”, and start worrying about authentic human rights. If you don’t, you’re going to find more and more non-Muslims “sticking our noses in” and calling you out on it…because we are sick and tired of the human rights violations forced upon the world by Islam. We have had it. Stop defending the indefensible, and start working to change it. Unless of course, you’d rather the west “stuck our noses in” and changed it for you….