Muslim jailed for ‘marrying’ 12-year-old girl in backyard ceremony

In setting a non-parole period of seven-and-a-half years, Judge Sweeney said “neither his cultural or religious beliefs excuse his offence”.

The court heard he believed a Muslim girl could marry once she reached puberty.

He’s absolutely right. In fact it is recognized as legal under Islamic law by local Toronto Mullahs. contains a book dealing with Islamic marital morality authored by Toronto’s Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi “Marriage and Morals in Islam“.

Here’s an excerpt: Sexual desire is aroused in human beings at the age of puberty. In Islamic legal definition puberty (bulugh) is determined by one of the following:

1. age: fifteen lunar years for boys and nine lunar years for girls;
2. internal change (in boys only): The first nocturnal emission. Semen accumulates in the testicles from puberty onwards and more semen may be formed than the system can assimilate; when this happens, semen is expelled during the sleep. This is known as nocturnal emission wet dream or ihtlam in Arabic.
3. physical change: Growth of coarse hair on lower part of abdomen.

Since the sexual urge begins at puberty and as Islam says that sexual urge should be fulfilled only through marriage, it has allowed marriage as soon as the boy and the girl reach the age of puberty. In the case of girls, it not only allows them to be married as soon as they become mature, but also recommends such marriage. It is based on such teachings that Islam discourages girls from postponing their marriage because of education; instead, it says that girls should get married and then continue their education if they wish to do so.”

h/t Xavier


  • Ron MacDonald

    The cleric that married them should have received the same sentence.

  • marty_p

    He should have stuck with underage goats.

    • I’m sure her family thought her a fitting substitute.

    • Xavier
      • Linda1000

        With lipstick and a cute pink garter, it rates 4.5 stars?

        • Xavier

          Only a few fans but they’re very dedicated.

          And there has to be a Moslem double entendre in “Blow Up Billy Goat”.
          Hell, maybe a triple.

          Does anyone else think that goat looks like Joan Rivers?

  • ellake

    What about girl’s familly?
    Her familly should also get a jail sentence, they must have agreed to the marriage.

  • Just another mentally disturbed Muslim. So what’s new.

    And why the hell are they in Western society.

  • Xavier

    The girl’s ‘husband’ will be eligible for parole in August 2021 although he is likely to be deported on release.

    A lot can change in 6 years, as the U.S. has seen.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In short, the philosophy is, “If she is old enough to bleed, she is old enough to breed.”

  • Exile1981

    Just deport him now rather than feed and house him for that long.