MUSLIM PEDOPHILIA THRIVES IN CANADA
NOT ILLEGAL TO WED PREPUBESCENT GIRLS
Canadian immigration officials say there’s little they can do to stop the “child brides” of Muslim men from gaining entry into the country.
Canadian Muslim men, often 60 years or older, often marry young girls – – some prepubescent – – in arranged marriages abroad. They then serve as sponsors for their “child brides” to gain Canadian residency and citizenship.
Canadian authorities say they cannot prevent the practice and can only request an official delay upon the approval of sponsorship until the girls turn 16.
The marriages of men to young girls – – even children who are premenstrual – – are sanctioned by Sharia Law. The Prophet Muhammad wed Aisha, when she was six, and deflowered her at nine. The three year hiatus before the deflowering was precipitated by the fact that Aisha developed a serious skin condition.
The Canadian officials say some of the child brides, often as young as 10, are forced to marry in such Islamic countries as Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian Authority.
In classified documents, Canadian visa officer Steve Bulmer says he refused to allow one Pakistani man to sponsor his 15-year-old bride in August 2009.
“I can find no section (of law) that states the marriage is ‘invalid’ or ‘void,'” Bulmer wrote in e-mails obtained by lawyer Richard Kurland under Access of Information. “I am afraid the age does not invalidate the marriage even if it is illegal to marry.”
Mr. Kurland maintains there’s little that can be done to stop Canadians from marrying child brides. “A 15-year-old bride doesn’t void a marriage,” he says, arguing that the practice has been going on for years and represents “a concrete loophole that can’t be fixed.”
“A child marriage is punishable but it does not render the marriage invalid,” Abdul Hameed of the Canadian embassy in Islamabad says.
Canadian officials quoting an Afghanistan Law of Marriages say in some countries it is “customary for young females to wed men considerably older, especially if the man is in a position of financial or social power.”
According to the Afghan law and similar Islamic laws, it is not uncommon for marriages between first cousins or extended family members