The Qur'an allows Muslim men to marry and have sex with prepubescent girls. Indeed, Muhammad Nabi himself had sex with Aisha when she was only nine years old. Yet whenever moderates condemn child marriages in Islam world, They're being called "racists," "bigots," "hate-mongers," and "Islamophobies." Fortunately, even moderate Muslims are recognizing the devastating impact of some of Islamic teachings that were taught more than 2000 years ago (though they often don't talk about them publicly thinking that it could further defame Islam).
Recently, an 11-year-old Muslim girl named Nada Al-Ahdal ran away from home to avoid a forced marriage. She said her own mother threatened to kill her (an "honor killing") if she refused to marry a man 4 times older than her. We can all be thankful that Nada's uncle has chosen to live a far better life than his religion commands him to live. He is not only protecting Nada, but allowing her to expose an evil practice in
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