Turkish foundation head faces lawsuit after suggesting six-year-old children could marry

Nureddin Yıldız, the head of the Social Fabric Foundation.

The head of a conservative foundation in Turkey has stirred outrage after suggesting that children as young as six-years-old could marry other children or adults, with a number of NGOs and opposition lawmakers preparing to file a complaint for his remarks.

Nureddin Yıldız, whose Social Fabric Foundation particularly focuses on family and education issues, said during a live broadcast on Jan. 10 that there was no age limit for marriage according to Islam.

“Children can even marry before puberty. There can be marriages between children or between a child and an adult – for example, marriage between a seven-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man, or a seven-year-old boy with a 25-year-old woman. There are no inconveniences preventing their marriage,” Yıldız was quoted as saying.

“For Muslims who believe the Quran, there is nothing such as an age limit for marrying. There aren’t any obstacles for marrying at 10, seven or six,” he added…

  • Clausewitz

    What do expect when you believe in the “perfect” man who was a pedophile. It stands to reason that most Muslims are desensitized about pedophilia.

  • BillyHW

    Everything to with Islam.

  • Martin B

    He shouldn’t just be facing lawsuits, he should be castrated and locked in a cage.

    “Nureddin Yildiz, the head of the Social Fabric Foundation”

    Their entire social fabric is built on kiddie rape.

  • Barrington Minge

    In the civilised world this mooslim cretin would be called a paedophile – But remember which so called prophet fiddled a 6 year old and you see where he is coming from.
    Disgusting creep.

  • AlanUK

    It is impossible for any Muslim to give a lower age for marriage of anything more than 6 because that was the example set by ‘The Perfect Man’.
    Others have said that marriage can take place at ANY age: it is the consummation that is important. Thus, the marriage should not be consummated until the girl is capable of bearing the weight of her husband. That does not stop other activities before then.