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Jakarta, 27 Oct. (AKI) – An Islamist party leader has defended child marriages in Indonesia saying it is normal to marry children as young as 11 or 12. Hilman Rosyad Syihab, deputy leader of the Islamic party Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS), shared his views with Adnkronos International. The comments came after a Muslim cleric provoked public outrage in Indonesia by marrying a 12-year-old girl, and reportedly has plans to marry another two girls aged nine and seven.

Pujianto Cahyo Widianto married the girl in the central Java city of Semarang, during an unofficial religious ceremony.

Widianto, used Islam's Prophet Mohammed's marriage to a seven year-old, Aisha, in the 7th century A.D. to justify his actions.

Hilman Rosyad Syihab, AKI 27 Comments [10/30/2008 7:57:49 PM]
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Pedobear approves!

10/30/2008 8:04:08 PM

The L

11? I was older than that when I grew breasts! There is no justification for anyone, in any society, marrying a girl who isn't even physically capable of reproducing yet, much less psychologically and emotionally mature.

10/30/2008 8:10:36 PM

Aethernaut

And I repeat... barbaric.

10/30/2008 8:12:51 PM

Mayhem

Words fail me. >:(

10/30/2008 8:18:27 PM

Jesus Klingon

Fucking pedo should die by hanging.

10/30/2008 8:27:01 PM



Not too many years ago, Indonesia was considered a secular nation. Now, I see insane shit like this happening there every week. What the hell has happened to that country? The Indonesian legislature is currently debating an "anti-obscenity" law, which these Islamist clerics claim will only be used against hardcore porn. Wanna bet?

10/30/2008 8:33:37 PM

Asuka

Dammit, Indonesia. What happened to you. :(

10/30/2008 8:36:30 PM



Pedophilia for Allah!!!

10/30/2008 8:46:38 PM

maevemab

Why are so many religious nuts pedophiles?

10/30/2008 8:54:02 PM

zazugrey

See, if you get one everyone else will want one too!

10/30/2008 8:55:25 PM

Eden

Some states have still a lot to do until they provide a justice that is fair to women as well as men and is comparable to western standards.
This includes all states where the Shariah is law.

10/30/2008 9:07:04 PM

Shadoboy


10/30/2008 9:22:22 PM

Old Viking

Good thing the Prophet didn't shit in the street. Oh. Wait ...

10/30/2008 9:35:37 PM

Indonesian Dude

As someone who once lived in Indonesia, I am severely afraid of what happens to the country.

10/30/2008 10:14:22 PM

anonymous

I don't care if it is normal, it's horrible for the children.

And perverted. Can't you get females your own age?

10/30/2008 10:35:37 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

A bit young dont you think?

10/30/2008 11:35:11 PM

tracer

I hate to sound like I'm defending this practice, but:

It was common, particularly among the nobility, to marry girls between the ages of 12 and 15 during the Medieval period in Europe.

However, it was frowned upon to consummate the marriage until the girl was older.

These marriages were about making alliances, not about making babies (the babies came considerably later).

10/31/2008 1:02:02 AM



@tracer: But even if the marriage is not consummated right away, it's expected that it eventually will be. The girl will have no choice in the matter. Any feelings she may have for other boys her own age will have to be put aside because she is considered to be property of her husband. She will be "groomed" to be his bride whether she likes it or not. It's still demeaning and wrong.

This guy is a disgusting creep who deserves to be thrown into prison.

10/31/2008 2:32:51 AM

Pedobear

Brb, moving to Indonesia.

10/31/2008 5:53:41 AM

Princess Rot

@The L: No justification is needed, in their minds. Marrying children serves to keep the women they will eventually become oppressed.

10/31/2008 11:34:45 AM



ah religion the justification for any behavior - in this case pedophilia

10/31/2008 2:27:14 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

So an ancient goat-herder being a pedophile is justification for child abuse?

Fucking hell.

10/31/2008 4:31:09 PM

Kris

Pedos for Islam!

10/31/2008 10:13:17 PM

Adrian



Srsly, wtf is wrong with the region? Between that and the jackasses of the National Fatwa Council of Malaysia, I'm starting to wonder if a meteorite of pure fundium crashed in the area...

@Mrs. Antichrist: well, to be accurate Muhammad was a caravan driver before he became a prophet/warlord, not a shepherd. The funny thing is that his boss was a woman (he eventually married her, and her fortune came in handy to fund his newborn religion)

11/1/2008 8:26:32 PM



And then they will say that marriage is meant for what?, to make children or to marry one of them?

12/31/2008 12:19:36 PM
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